This is one of those pieces that photographs better than it is, a lot of work has gone into it so far but I am toying with the idea of taking all the top layers off and starting again. I knew It was going pear shaped when I took the scissors to it and cut in half. I couldn't face the prospect of stitching all those layers down on such a big piece. One of the grid layers is Evalon and every time I touch it it sticks to my garden worn hands. A feeling akin to chalk on a blackboard. I was also starting to throw too much at it in an attempt to redeem it, however, a little bit of free motion machine stitching crept in and I liked the effect.
So on the half that I had cut off I've started to machine into it, referring to the geological imagery I have sketched in Ullapool over the last few years.
I did these in 2011, they are about my beach and loch side walks.
This piece will have less going on, perhaps some very tiny shells and beads added or I might paint areas when I have finished stitching.