I used one of these fabrics and a variety of torn related fabric strips. One of the most basic ways to generate lots of interaction is weaving. The act of the simplest weave, over & under makes one slow down. The weaving would be temporary at this point without some stitching. I used a variety of embroidery floss and large stitches to add texture and a thin batting for dimension to the flat weaving.
Hand stitching is time consuming and that affects the size of the work. These pieces often end up as pillows.
for the backing I used a vintage hand towel.
The colour story continues when the pillow is placed in this lovely gold chair. Add some lovely Flor tiles and things get really interesting.
Colour makes me happy.
This post is included in Suzanne's link-up party at The Painted Drawer