The wall hanging has dried lighter, thank goodness, darker than ecru I would say but not mushroom the colour I thought it was going to be. ( no pen marks visible either) The problem being that when I was at Mums and went Hobbycraft in M.K., they had a very good selection of beads compared with the Basildon branch. I bought all my white beads in anticipation for the embellishing. I went to Hobbycraft tonight after work and I can't find any ecru beads, cream BUT NOT ecru. I shall now have to do some searching on the Internet.
In the mean time I have gone back to my scroll and started to bead the top and bottom edges.