Here's a progress report on my Northumberland/Hadrian's Wall textile book. I think this page is finished (who knows for sure?) and it was inspired by the flowers we saw, predominantly heather and rosebay willow herb. I had a very relaxing time doing all the stitching on a piece of dyed linen (from Images of Egypt at FoQ).
The next page isn't finished, it will have more stitching and some words. I've never got on very well with transferring photographs to fabric, the surface/texture is always disappointing, but I had to include my little Roman soldier in the book :-) The background is fabric weaving, not pieced.
Today I went for a mooch and happened upon this book for the bargain price of £3. I did a weekend workshop with the author, Richard Box, many moons ago and hesitated to buy the book as it was expensive so I'm extra pleased with buying it today. Sorry this photo is sideways (still getting to grips with posting from my iPhone).
I am going to save my other bargain for my next post, suffice to say it is a "project" and will need some thought. Now I must away, Sam will be home from school very soon and I promised to take him to the playground. It's such fun being a Nanny :-)