As the title of this blog post may suggest, here are the finished pieces with the addition of hand embroidered french knots to give a little more texture. The photo above shows the first piece I did, which worked well, although I decided the second piece would need to have more depth of colour. When I laid the design out, the sea line (or horizon line, depending how it looks to you) was straight, but as always, the wool decided to exert its influence and gave me a wavy line instead.
The second piece has worked well too, and I feel the added depth of colour is very effective. This piece is now winging its way to my Peace Felt receiver in Ohio, USA and I really hope she likes it. The purple colour represents the sea lavender which was all across the marshes, interspersed with grasses. The shiny areas at the front are made using silk thread and silk fibres.
I now need to create another piece, using the stronger colours, as an example piece so that I can remember how I made it, just in case anyone wants to commission one!