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Here is that chart :) Thank you again, Linda, I think that element of my block is the most successful. I am already having ideas about how I can combine my wise woman (from the bags of fun challenge) and blackwork with waste canvas.
My seam treatments were taken from these books
and my thread choices and the fabrics for the block itself were all from my stash and entirely arbitrary. I just chose everything in my stash that fitted the colours on my mind map and then weeded them out by discarding those which didn't fit well together.
Whatever I have arrived at, was arrived at more by chance and what institct I possess, than by careful thought or planning. It just felt right at the time.
What would I change? Firstly, to use the hoop less tightly so that it does not crush the velvet. Secondly, to remember that my block is slightly bigger than the finished size and to move everything in by a fraction. Thirdly, more flowers on the wisteria. Finally, to get some of the notifs moving out of their boxes and across more of the block.