Visiting the Chichester Embroiderer’s Guild exhibition at the Oxmarket on Saturday was a wonderful source of inspiration. I feel motivated now to get on with Home III. This is going to be a series of small works to explore my relationship with my home on the Isle of Wight. I’m intending to exhibit them in February at the TRAC Goes Small exhibition. I’m aiming for 6 small pieces but 3 of them are going to be collages, which explore the subject before I stitch the main piece. I have to start exploring alternative and more simplified ways to produce enough for exhibiting. Here’s my first collage. I love the feel of the paper with the machine stitches adding to the surface.