Yesterday I bought a piece of old hemp linen sheeting that had been dyed to a beautiful violet shade. Still deciding what colour of embroidery thread to use with it, I thought to arrange some bits and pieces against it and see what turned out.
I included some close-ups of recent sewing.
A needlecase in linen from the Vanessa Arbuthnott shop.
Some textures with worn patina - this one is the back of an old book. The man in the charity shop was insisting on finding the rest or the book for me and looked askance when I explained I only wished the cover and
the missing pages didn't matter. This is the inside paper...
This is peering through a greenish glasss jar to the fabric underneath. I liked the way it looks like splodges of paint.
Some forget-me-not type flowers - perhaps 'brunnera'..?
A snakes head fritillary, still beautiful in its dying phase. The purple chequered flower has turned to parchment and the leaves have curled.
Back to life! Spring green, pretty heart-shaped leaves on this delicate plant. As they mature, they become more veined with reddish tinges.
So, I should be all set up for some sewing inspirations after a few chores and a decent walk. Working with images is fun, but does tend to mean too much screen time!