This cloth is now complete, after many hours of hand stitching. This is made from layers of fabrics, mostly sheers for the sky, on a hand-dyed vintage linen tray cloth, hand quilted and hand embroidered. The tray cloth has a hand-worked crocheted edging, which shows signs of wear and is damaged in a couple of places. I decided not to repair the damaged areas; I think cloth looks so much more interesting with holes. Repairing very old cloth seems to me a little bit like an eighty-year-old having a face lift – it would look younger, but it wouldn’t look right. This cloth seems proud of its battle scars, so I agreed to leave well alone.
The hare on this version is made from boiled wool fabric, with a space-dyed thread couched around the outline. Much easier than the needle-turned silk from the earlier version.
I’ll be updating the shop today with this cloth and Monolith.