Sometimes I like to work with colour in paint and sometimes I like to work with colour in fabric.
I use a combination of my own hand-dyed fabric and patterned fabric bought over many years. Both of these below are embroidered by free-machine embroidery, using the machine needle and thread as a drawing tool. The tartan on the right is a silk fabric.
The size is 6 x 8 inches.
The grey on the piece below is a silk Ikat fabric which I bought many years ago and the pale fabric on the right is also silk.
The size is 7 x 7 inches.
Both pieces are now ready for framing, the first with a mid grey mount and the second with a maroon mount.