Today, I worked on the second red hanging. I told you that the mini quilts in this one would be different to those in the first piece (here), but I chose a pretty simple one to begin showing you.
OK, at the bottom next to the fabrics are three pairs of buttons (actually one is a pair of brads) which will make up the main motifs.
Above all this and on the right of the buttons are lots of other bits and bobs, beads, sequins, threads, etc.
Sometimes, I find that leaving work for a day or a few days, helps me to decide on further work. At the moment, I am thinking about some french knots in gold around the motif, but you never know. When I work on this next time, I may have decided on a completely different thing.
Once upon a time I would have worked into the night, finished this and then blogged well into tomorrow, but one of the things I am learning is that fibre art, and all art, I suppose, does not need to be finished all at once and needs these little naps in order to metamorphose. I think that in my little breaks from a piece, my subconscious does a little bit of shuffling around of ideas and sometimes comes up with an improved version.
Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!
Let's see what I get up to tomorrow!