I have to admit to being quite pleased with this one. It took DAYS, despite its small size.
This little area is pieced patchwork, hand-pieced over paper and then applied to the background. I’m particularly pleased with the portcullis, which is a half-inch square of painted tapestry canvas. There’s an element of miniaturism with this, and I’m really enjoying finding the details.
The foreground is batik cotton fabric layered with hand-dyed cotton scrim, with applied cotton stones and a few hand stitches.
I decided to move all the writing for this page onto the next page, which will sit next to it in a double page spread.
Thank you again for all your support and wonderful comments. I try to reply to all comments individually by email, but many of you have ‘no reply’ blogger addresses, which means that I can’t thank you personally.