Having just finished reading a book on stitch by Helen Parrott it seemed logical to attempt sand ripples for this piece. The first lesson learned was about scale - too many ripples resulted in a near ric-rac effect!
I layered up a piece of lightly rust dyed fabric made
during a recent workshop with Alice Fox and used the rust marks to guide
my lines of hand stitch. Once the stitching was complete I rollered
the surface with acrylic paint, with varying degrees of success, in an attempt to achieve more depth.
To see the original image and how other members of the group interpreted the theme go to http://12bythedozen.weebly.com/sand.html