Christmas was the perfect time for sewing. No work, just afternoons spent on the sofa with one eye on the T.V, the other on the above sample.
The background is a piece of sacking, onto which I've added needle lace and needle weaving. If there is such a thing as a self-cannibalising piece of fabric, then this is it, as some of the stitching has been worked with threads that came loose from the cut edge. I think they add an interesting blind-embossed/relief effect to the sample, so I'll add a few more bits like this.
|Distressed silk was added to the sacking,|
needle lace appliqué on top of that.
But that's what happens when you watch T.V. while sewing, you don't think ahead, or consider the over all picture—just the one in front of you.