These are some cut up strips of monoprinted fabrics prepared back in Chapter 3 that have been pinned down in loose spirals in preparation for stitching:
The strips sewn on with the thread ends still showing:
I have now added some beads and hand stitching:
I inserted some simple toggle buttons under the "bridges" formed by the fabric strips and then added some acrylic painted leather scraps:
Some more leather decorations, and different types of threads stitched in loops on top. As a last thought I "wrapped" an orange and a variegated thread around a slightly off-centre leather bead and towards the four corners of the sample to create a focus.
I finally backed the sample with a soft machine-boiled blue felt. The sample measures 27 x 24 cms.