Here's a sample
A mix of rich magenta smokey pink & burgundy recycled fabrics
The first hanging, dark fabric for the astrantia at the top, smokey pink for the sweet pea (I can't help that they look, well, just a little rude....) & a fuchsia tucked in at the bottom there. Not sure how well the pink metallic stitching works. Some burgundy/red french knots & running stitch & sari silk couched down.
The next hanging was inspired by achillea, leycesteria & rosa rugosa.
but it does make the bead a little large compared to the others, hmmm. When I saw fm stiched writing, I couldn't beLIEVE it could be done so I'm quite proud of this. But is this Naive Art, a joyful exploration of different techniques or just a little slapdash?
You can tell the nerves are fraying - it's 4 weeks today & I'm not ready....yet & it's getting a little more difficult to quell the rising panic, but at least it gets me running around like a headless chicken finishing things off! Good, I guess. There's so much I wanted to do, to prove I could & I suddenly realised I could have another exhibition one day, it doesn't all have to come out of my head into this one .......did I really say that?!
Right, I'll come back later & catch up on some lovely blogs when I've finished, mounted & framed a few things!