My brother once described the North York Moors thus -” Purple as far as the eye can see”.
My next sample pack from Untangled Threads included a lot of purple and blue threads. Our task – to create a peice of fabric using a soluble plastic to hold the threads together and let the thread take you.
(The felt was some I had already and I knew would be perfect for what I had in mind).
I was keen not to reproduce a landscape of the moors so much as the feeling of them in August. The smell of honey, the sun our back and the drone of the bees. The sample was to be textural.
I couched the threads in place and then started to stitch with some wool I had.
I used the wool to make bullion knots, I wanted to recall the sensation of walking through heather, with the scratchiness of the bushes. As some of the ends of the fabric were not quite stitched down I encouraged them to protude.
Lots of the Y stitch, straight stitch and seeding/rice stitch, and then loopy stitch.
Finally a bee.
I really enjoyed stitching this piece, it came from the heart.