It was my friend and colleague, Rachael's, last day at work yesterday before she goes off to 'that London' to pursue a new life. She had suggested that I should try my hand at a felt decoration with an ethnic feel, using ribbons and bells and rich colours. So, I thought it might make a good present for her new room in London. I had already made lovely rich red felt, so I machined the ribbons on (it was quite a challenge trying to keep the stitching straight!), added sequins and a bell at the bottom of the plaited cotton.
Chris suggested that the back needed a little something, and he was quite right, so I added some embroidery and more sequins. I think Rachael liked it and it was a new challenge for me.