The theme I'm working with for this third round of challenges is Around my neighbourhood. I wanted to choose something that I wouldn't get bored with and that would give me the scope to use the surface design techniques I like, plus incorporate the interesting challenges that each member will give us. As I went for a morning walk around my neighbourhood my eyes were opened afresh to all the possibilities in the urban, cultural and natural environments within a short distance from my home!
The challenge to use thread in a new way has taken me more deeply into hand embroidery. I have slowly been adding hand stitching to some of my latest quilts and this is a good excuse to expand out from running and seed stitch.