I wanted to make a companion piece to my 'Genetics of the Fruit Bowl', which was about how long apples and oranges last and are they GMing them? The piece was worked on the embellisher with stitched insets - detail below.
I thought I'd continue the fruit theme and combine it with the Adam & Eve work. The title arrived in my head - 'Apples and Origins' - the garden, the serpent - all the stuff I'd been working on. Grandaughter Lauren did some of the preparation by embellishing on the felt. I wanted the central piece to be Adam & Eve in a landscape so I printed out a digital photo onto some new transfer paper from America.
As it was to be embossed I put it on felt, which is usually quite waxy, even if you iron it afterwards. This stuff is brilliant and really goes into the fibres. It's from a firm called Hyatt and they don't sell it in the UK yet. I'm sure I can persuade some of our mail order folks to stock it. I'll let you know.
Off to do some more packing - see you next week.