I have been working on this stitching for over ten years. It started out as a rather traditional applique done in pink and green silk. Then I over dyed it black (along with the pieced background it was then on). I stitched into it rather obsessively with coloured threads in an attempt to make the image more visible against the similarly coloured background.
This summer I cut the urn and it's droopy flowers away from the black background and pinned it to artist canvas. The high contrast image became much more powerful and I am now appliqueing it to cream coloured heavy taffeta. Because I've invested so much time and touch, I feel that my own work is worth revisiting until it is right.
It is my stitching project when Ned and I have our regular TV date.
Here is a link to the new slow cloth group on facebook . It was started this week by Elaine, Jude and Glennis and already has over 250 like minded members.