The following little sample uses the gold check. I referred to the Rajmahal Sadi thread pamphlet that has sewing suggestions. For this sample I loosely followed their instructions for a bullion rose. I thought the gold was too bright on the purple background so I ended up stitching over the Sadi some and putting french knots in the center of the bullions.
For the next sample I used the broad smooth Sadi and a needle felted sample. I couched the Sadi down around the pink fibers and then cut up some small pieces of Sadi to sew down like beads.
For this sample I used another needle felted sample for the background and couched the Sadi on it in a spiral. I did do part of this on the commuter train which I would not recommend. You have to stretch the Sadi very carefully because it can't be reshaped once it is stretched. I didn't stretch the Sadi uniformly. You would have to be very careful if you wanted to stretch it evenly.
I have at least four Sadi thread sampler kits left from a previous workshop. If you are interested in getting one, please e-mail me: Sonja@FriendsFabricArt.com I also still have some Shisha kits so I could send you both. I'll post in the comments if I run out of kits.
Kit contents: Three types of gold Sadi thread, embroidery floss selection, felt for a small sample piece, Sadi sewing instructions