A couple of years ago I attended a workshop at the Festival of Quilts run by Gail Lawther. The workshop was for a Seascape wall hanging made from lots of different colours and types of fabrics and embellished with beads and thread.
During the workshop I got as far as arranging the fabrics and tacking them in place - it was only an hour long.
As with virtually all the workshops I've attended over the years I came home and put my half finished pieces away.
Since my Janome is awaiting hospital admission I decided to get my embellisher out and thought about needle-felting this instead of sewing it together.
The first photo above is the piece as I brought it home, untouched since.
Then I attacked it with the needles!
I added some wool on the 'beach' for pebbles which you can see above on the left, and also some slubby silk thread for foam on the sea.
And this is as far as I've got as I'm very conscious of the noise it makes!
And here is the whole piece so far...
There is still a very long way to go as I'm going to add threads and scrim and eventually beads to finish it off and it will be very different to Gail Lawther's original but hopefully just as lovely