Here is my arch for Pam, a little belated as it should have been for July. She asked for relics as her theme, so I searched the Museum of Wales for ancient treasures. The circles and 2 slashes came from the hilt of a dagger and the spiral shapes are from Cup and ring markings in stone. I used inspiration from Lynda's WOW tutorial. I foiled a piece of felt and embellished it with organza over the top. I embellished heavily from the back to get the buff colour of the felt coming through to make it look older and more corroded etc. I used the soldering iron to cut away the cirlcesand the slashes and piece the holes.
I loosey gathered up osme silk but didn't do this very acurately. I love how this has turned out.
I free machined the cup and ring shapes and added a tassle and beaded edging. I am peased with it, just hope Pam is now!
I forgot to ask, so have come back to add this. I may have accidentally signed up for the level 4 in stitched textiles! I was wondering if anyone has done it and how hard it is! I know it is going to be hard and with the new job, even worse. But in Wales trainging is substadised, also school will pay, plus I would be able to teac C+G at the end and Enid is letting me skip level 3 since I don't want to do the history part, and Enid is due to leave at the end of this course. So many ticks in the box I couldn't turn it down. Any advice you can ofer would be greatly recieved!