Finding a forgotten piece of work, especially one that I love so much, is another of life's surprises. I can't imagine how I left this in the cupboard for so long! It is a multi-layered piece - starting with a plain piece of homespun, then a layer of painted and crumpled brown paper. The paper is a trick I learned in a workshop with Susan Mathews a few years ago. Simply paint some brown wrapping paper with ordinary acrylic paints - any colours you like. When the paint is dry, crumple the paper. The more you crumple, the softer the texture becomes. It is divine.
On top of the paper, I placed two pieces of painted tyvek (the orange circles) and three sprinkles of Angelina fibres. Then I covered it all with a gorgeous piece of cheap pink/gold organza and stitched. Finally, I zapped the organza over the tyvek with a heat gun to make the organza melt and the tyvek shrink a little. Result - texture galore and glorious colours. This deserves to be in a frame so I can enjoy it every day.