There are plenty of influences at work here, a friend recently commented on how often I have a solid piece of fabric on the left hand side of my work. I'd be extremely flattered if you saw a similarity with Lisa Call's work but that is unintentional. Lisa's work is a reflection of the colours of her landscape whereas for me the original pot and these pieces are about control and restraint. Even that left hand 'margin' is about stability, holding things together.
But mainly my starting piece was my recall (Incorrect, as it turns out.) of this little, more figurative, piece I made several years ago:
But whatever the influences I'm having fun playing and developing this idea. I need to stop stitching long enough to photograph the growing pile of other pieces and to consider whether they would would work on a larger scale.
One added bonus of playing at this small 6" square size is that I think I may have found a way of frame mounting that is both neat and relatively simple!!!