Mettler 60/2 cotton was used in the sample, but Madeira or DMC 50/2 should give a similar effect. Any reasonably fine and smooth metallic thread will work for the gold accents.
References to techniques
Except where otherwise specified, the techniques of Milanese Lace (number of twists at footsides, adding and removing pairs, gaining on the pin etc.) are those used in:
‘Milanese Lace, An Introduction’ by Patricia Read and Lucy Kincaid
‘New Braids and Designs in Milanese Lace’ by Patricia Read and Lucy Kincaid
Additionally, some techniques can be found in:
‘Practical Skills in Bobbin Lace’ by Bridget Cook.
The starting points of all braids are marked on the pricking with a ‘square one dot’: