The other side of the ‘under the sea’ pair:
The treasure chest is made from pieced silk, with bits of old jewellery and beads for contents.
The fish are needle-turned silk applique with silk chiffon fins and tails.
A couple of people have asked me how I do so much. The question puzzles me, because I really don’t think I do. In fact, some days I berate myself for not doing enough. I stitch (usually) for around 4-5 hours most weekdays. I have no children; at present I have no paid employment commitments; and I have a limited social life – all of which means I have quite a lot of time. In the case of the cloth book pages, the design and composition are already done so it’s really just a matter of replicating what’s already there. The pages are only 8″ x 10″, an easily manageable size. There’s also an element of seeing the end in sight now – the home straight – that I think always encourages a slight acceleration of pace.
Enjoy your weekend; I’ll try and do a little less (!) and will be back on Monday.