I rusted this fandango block some time ago.
Work on it progressed very slowly with everything else I had on.
And also the fact that I really didn’t quite know what I wanted to do with it. I think I was hoping that as the simple stitching down of the flaps went along, something would occur to me.
And it sort of did. Mm, liking that.
Yes, definitely happy with that.
I like the way it shows the un-rusted underbelly of the fabric folds and frames the rusted needle marks in the centre.
The variegated muted shades of the Caron thread worked well with it too. I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to add more stitching and if so, what?
After living with it like this for a few weeks, I actually think I’m finished with it.
I’m going to let the colours and patterns of the rusting speak for themselves on this one, unenhanced by any fancy needlework.