Inspired by the shape and patterns of slices of agate.I have kept the colours simple and pale and concentrated mainly on the texture that I imagine some of the patterns would create.
I have used gathering in the form of Suffolk Puffs or Yo-Yos and added other circles of embroidery using French knots and covered washers and rings to create surface texture. Simple quilting using a Cotton a Broder thread follow the shapes.
This design was part of a study of the human form and is based on a silhouette of a family holding hands walking along a beach.
It was put together before the days of computers with just a photocopier, some scissors and glue! Enlarged, chopped up and stuck back together.
I have printed it onto fabric and quilted around the shapes.
I love the hands…still clinging on to each other in spite of being all over the place.