I am using this photo taken at the Pyramids in Girraween National Park. I grew up in this area and we used to climb the easier pyramid, and also go on walks around the area, quite frequently.
My dyed fabrics for the background of the embroidery needed to reflect these colours. We will be using paints, inktense pencils, etc, and of course our embroidery to add to the colours. Hopefully the fabrics I have will work out well.
It took some trial and error to achieve the eucalypt colours, but I was happy with the colour I got for the granite rock in the foreground. I used salt to give a textured effect like the granite, and that worked out well.
I am looking forward to embroidering the wattle to give life to the work. Tomorrow we will prepare the fabric background, and I guess we will start on the embroidery if we have time.
Anna does beautiful work and is a very good teacher. I went to a Gold Work workshop that she taught last year.