As I was considering what to do next, I came across a brief for Quay Arts Open submission “A Life in Nature”. Whether I’ll ever submit a piece to it is anyone’s guess but the brief is appealing. It prompted me to visit a new place on the Isle of Wight, Rew Down in Ventnor, where the views are spectacular and the landscape, ancient and of geological interest.
Using the colours of geological maps, I used my #Humeloom to develop the idea in the previous piece. I tried split weaving in the centre, but it was unstable on a bigger piece, especially the cerise ‘frame’. However, it could be used to a different advantage – I’ll have to think what that could be. I liked the centre point using the embroidery floss and the curving tassels which reflect the undulations in the landscape of that area. I stitched some pathways across the landscape and added a geological feature – a tumulus with a French knot. I wonder what other possibilities there are for adding stitch?