Who knows where your dreams will take you?
This one was a joy to make. The background is layered sheers with yarns beneath the top layer of chiffon. The mermaid is applique, with simple quilting and embroidery, and the sea bed is just applied fabrics and beads.
I took the pages thus far to visit my mum yesterday, and she came up with a really great idea: instead of binding the pages into a book, how about stitching them together to make a frieze? A really long, thin quilt could be displayed more easily than a book (should I ever want to exhibit this somewhere) and the whole thing could still be folded concertina-style to store in the shape of a book. I’m currently re-thinking the design, as it will now need some sort of backing. I also like the idea that this will be a ‘long cloth’, like the thread it describes, and that the form will visually reflect the content.