It's half term week so I have been busy trying to finish jobs in the house and also fitting in more time to sew.
I have been making my flower brooches in the evening for a Christmas sale in aid of cancer research.
I also decided I wanted to try working a landscape on a larger scale, inspired by the textiles I saw at The Knitting & Stitching Show.
This size is enormous for me, especially if you compare it to my landscape brooches.
It is quite liberating to work to this scale and I kept standing on a chair to look down at it !
This is at the stage before I have added any embroidery, I have embellished the wool and silk fibers down with my embellisher machine.
My inspiration is from the sketch I made in France and I want to portray the atmosphere of the colourful Mediterranean landscape.
The colours are so vivid and intense in the strong sunlight.
I hope to bring it more alive once I start adding my stitches although I think this may take some time!