|The Water Garden|
|The Water Garden: detail imitation tablet weaving (blue and brown stitching)|
|The Water Garden: detail Bayeux Stitch top right.|
My mind is full of ideas that have sprung from making this storycloth. I can imagine myself there sitting by the central fountain and being aware of the sight and sounds of the four smaller surrounding water features (Bayeux Stitch). The glimmer of the beads and gold thread, in a regular pattern yet of random shape and colour, gives me a sense of balance between nature and imposed design. A harmony that often does not work, but in the case of small organised 'knot' type gardens does, I think, work beautifully.
At close of needle I had prepared the final backing cloth for The Water Garden ready for stitching and then hanging. My next project will be another 'garden' and more exploration of stitches and textures.
Happy stitching everyone, Gilly