My favourite thing about textiles is that you have a huge opportunity to play! Great things can come out of a bit of a mess about, or you might simply end up with a mess!
This piece is is the perfect example. The other night - in a fit of boredom with TV - I got out a pile of synthetic fabrics in some rather garish colours.I machine stitched them down onto some felt.
Then I used my heat gun to distress the fabrics and applied more machine stitching in a number of variated threads.
Next came some heavy hand stitching in running, feather and chain stitch and a few beads for good measure. I have had it with me this week in hotel rooms along the south coast - and so has had some serious stitching!!!
It is nearly finished now, and I plan to make it into a book cover - if I eventually get around to it. No bad for a bit of a play!