I think I have finally decided on my next Stitching Sunday project (although I do need to make some winter decorations for my seasonal tree as well). It all started with the photo above which I thought would make a good felt piece with some embroidered grasses and seed heads.
I made the felted background, incorporating lots of interesting bits and pieces to add texture and depth, including silk, tweed, yarn and randomly placed threads. So far, so good, I thought.
Then, as the tutor from my art course had taught me (she'd be pleased with me!), I started to jot down ideas and make little drawings to find the right design for the embroidery.
I carried on doodling and sketching and couldn't quite decide what I wanted to do.
I made notes when I saw images in shops or in adverts. Then, I started to get nervous. My embroidery skills weren't terribly advanced and I was worried I would ruin the felt. How could I get the image to look right? Perhaps I should just think about it a bit more. That was in 2010! I did think about it, in 2011 and 2012, but somehow, no progress was made. So, I am feeling brave and now I think I must get it done. I am more confident about my skills and if it doesn't look right, I can always unpick it and have another go. So, this is going to be my next project and it may take me a few weeks to get it done (it has waited this long, so I don't think it will matter if it takes me a few weeks!)
Wish me luck and I'll post my progress.