Work in progress!
Getting started on my new project – another clutch purse like this oriental one in my shop. The cloth is woven from scraps of recycled fabric, and I’m going to quilt it, embroidering over the top.
This is one of the pieces I created during the cloth-to-cloth workshops over at Spirit Cloth last year …. I’m loving this technique.
The base has moved on from this picture, and now I’m starting to work on it, adding texture with the batting and quilting. Because I don’t want to distract too much from the detail of the fabric, I’m going to keep the stitching fairly simple, and I’m confining my palette of stitches to those found on moorish textiles – chain stitch & herringbone, for the most part (with some variations), but worked quite densely around the star shapes (there will be more)
This is the beginning of the first star … alternating chain stitch and herringbone, worked really quite small and fine in three colours of embroidery thread.
It’s going to take quite a while, I think, but I’m really excited about how it’s going to turn out.