So here they are sewn together with a simple backstitch, as that seemed to work best. Put it aside as I really wasn’t all that happy with the result and looked at it daily. The ‘rules’ kept coming back to haunt me – edges not straight, size of patches irregular, corners do not meet, and why would I put the colours like that…..and so on and so on. This didn’t help matters when well meaning friends confirmed those thoughts.
A week later, this exactly what I am aiming for, movement, colour changes that sit fine with me, irregular lines and edges so…
more little soft pieces, with quite a few more to do yet. Oh, the ‘light bulb’ moment – I was chatting to my 2nd son (who had dropped in for lunch), about mutton birds and their flight from Phillip Island where they nest, to Russia and then back again. Apparently when these amazing birds need to rest, they float on the ocean, and suddenly I knew how this piece was going to evolve and that it will require dyeing and spinning more wool. Resolution can come from anywhere, however, it is open to change.
This is an Australian native plant, ‘Kangaroo paw’ that is just coming into flower now. Have a number of these in glorious colours, vibrant reds, oranges, yellows and amazing green/red combinations. They are perfect for our climate and easy to grow. This one is still in bud.