Before I put it all together and backed it I decided I wanted more text, so a strip was constructed for the top edge with the words, domesticity, utility and devotion, all appropriate to the motivation behind my work. A small section of that is visible below. I cannot seem to get good images of the full piece, but hopefully with the smaller close ups you will get an idea of how it looks.
I ALWAYS prefer to hand finish my edges, ( see the running stitch below?) it is so much more personal and looks so much better in my humble opinion.
Here (immediately below) you can see cloth six laying on top of cloth five. I made cloth five some time ago for 'New Designers One Year On' last summer. It is very similar to cloth four and is also going into the coming exhibition.
I hope the folowing images give you a good idea of how the whole thing looks. You cannot see it here, but the loops extend along from the smocked panel to the end of the applique and cutwork panel, giving a full edge of Rouleau.
I have to take the work here tommorrow where it will be hung in the same way as my previous pieces, like domestic cloths.
I am now working on my next cloth, no rest for the wicked, and will keep you posted. In the meantime I have been agonising over the shop again!!!! I still don't feel it does justice to who I am and what I am about, so there may be some changes coming up.
Have a lovely day! xx