Well, it's been a funny old week, but I have at last got started on some new work. My rib injury still isn't completely healed but in any case the outer area of my pottery has been too cold to work in and the snow in the yard prevented easy moving of stuff which had been dumped in there so I decided it was best to focus on textiles work. On Monday I found all kinds of essential things to do first because it's always scary returning to something I haven't done for a while, particularly textiles work. I always worry that I won't be able to do it any more. There was a nasty half hour when I got up into my attic studio when I really felt I couldn't, but then I realised that I was just attempting the wrong piece of work and set about the right piece!
I had painted these irises way back in the summer but now the time was come to start adding thread. This small area was the first. I'm happy so far.