An amazing teacher, Jane Zimmerman has done much to bring older techniques and good needlepoint practices to our attention. I first learned about Jane in the early 1980’s a few months after I had moved to California. She taught needlepoint classes at my LNS, which was a block from my house. Now retired from teaching, she is making many of her articles available online.
Or Nue (meaning “nude gold”) takes metallic threads and attaches them to a ground with small stitches perpendicular to the gold. Jane has two great articles available. The first is an introduction to Or Nue. The second is about stitching Or Nue on canvas. It includes tip and several examples.