I am going to do outline first… but I just had to make some red cross-stitches at the beginning to see how it is going to look at the end. By the way the pattern that I have used (with only small changes) is from this website I told about earlier ( http://www.stitchstitch.info ) . The threads are common DMC (cotton). I didn’t use silk this time because I have lots of black and red DMC threads at home. I have decided though that I will use silk if I do blackwork to the garb.