I've been trying to look at existing samples and experiments and move them on into these "JQ's".
There were two pieces of collaged paper on my wall. One was made from laminated pages of an old book about Malvern that I had looked at then abandoned when making the Ledbury Malvern Hills piece. The other was made of sketchbook pen and ink scraps, and more old book pages which had been coloured with potassium permanganate so had gone a mucky brown. Pieces of muslin had been stitched across the paper to form a new piece of "cloth". I stitched both of these layers together with a felt backing and left it for a few days as I wanted to add another layer of something else.
An idea occurred while I was lacing up the lichen embroideries so I laced across the front with dish cloth cotton which was anchored down the centre with a single line of machine stitch.
I keep looking at the fragments of faces peering through the grid and think of the images of migrants every day on our screens, peering through yards of fences for a glimpse of better times beyond the wire.
I've called this piece Just Looking.
The quotation "stood listening in the quiet of the moonlight" is from The Listeners by Walter De La Mare. I used a piece of fabric which I had digitally printed for a previous piece of work called "Listen", added some scraps of builder's scrim and then a circle of organza to make a copper moon. I saw a glimpse of the eclipsed moon through the trees from my bedroom window.