Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Stitching the detail on these fields is a wonderful opportunity to manipulate texture and pattern. England still has much of it's patchwork landscape and I have enjoyed using this idea of Ineke Berlyn's from her workshop last week.
The background is foundation pieced using hand-dyed fabrics and scraps of silk (a joy to stitch on), plus little pieces of old clothing and some wispy bits of scrim.
There will be trees added at a later stage with sheers.
My son, meanwhile, who is nearly eleven (mustn't say ten!) is on an Outward Bound Activity Week in Snowdonia. Apparently they have been cross country skiing, sledging, snowballing, snowman making, walking and generally bonding as a class together.
We have another few inches of snow and the prospect of a clear sunny day with it again today.
Let's light the fire!