For a few weeks I have been turning an idea over in my mind. Fairy tales. I have always loved them and they suggest such vivid images. With the new year, I made a start…with Little Red Riding Hood.
I started by getting a basic image of snowy woodlands on to the fabric with fabric paints.
I then picked out the detail on the trees with free-motion embroidery and appliqued Little Red and the wolf, using a combination of crushed velvet, calico and brushed cotton.
Finishing the picture with a bit of sparkle on the snow.
Now I need to decide how to use it. I am inclined towards framing it as I am concerned about how well it will wear as a bag or cushion. What do you think?
In time I will make a smaller piece to be part of a fairy tale quilt. I think my next fairy tale will be the real princess…!