Hello. I am pleased to unveil the latest picture. It hasn't taken as long at the more complicated textile pieces I have made. The idea for it came from a picture that lovelygrey had on her blog, on the 26th February, so I didn't have to start from a blank page. Mine is a simplified version as it would be very difficult to replicate exactly from a painting to textiles. The two trees and the colours used are similar. The painting has water and a lighthouse, mine doesn't. I have deliberately left my sky plain, the painting is muticoloured with lots of detail.
The green background to the tree was a green baize from a snooker table. The purple branches and pink leaves are from Scrapstore fabric. Does not fray, it has a rubbery backing.
The swirls on the green cotton fabric were white, I went over them with an orange felt tip pen, then added lots of French knots.
The coloured cords which divide the sections up are couched on in matching cotton, and were bought from Poundland, £1 a bag of mixed colours.
And the final picture is within the frame. I took this before I put the glass in, to eliminate reflections. I'm not sure it should be behind glass because it's more like a tapestry, but it keeps it clean. Excuse the shadows, the sun was coming through the window from the side.
And the title? 'Rocky's Place', because this is how I see Rainbow Bridge.