This one is 'in progress', there is more to do and I have plans. The ruched strip has been cut from an old blouse, (not one of mine, a charity shop find).
I've been thinking a lot lately about these little embroidered pieces I'm obsessed with making at the moment. I think I have mentioned in my classes how I get much more pleasure from these and the resulting artist books than I would from a pillow, a throw or a bag. And there's also the current 'stitch along' project, an alternative to the artist book as a vehicle for displaying embroidered cloth, in that instance in pocket form but which would also work with pieces that aren't 3D like a pocket. That is possibly something we will explore later in stitch along as we progress through class.
So this morning whilst making videos for class I decided this is who I am now. Small embroidered pieces, (well considered and composed I hope), preserving those pieces in some form be it an artist book or another surface.......no more pillows and bags for me.
(you wait....I will come back from holiday passionate about making a pillow lol. I am nothing if not consistently indecisive)