A taste of things to come perhaps ... this is a piece I made several years ago. I enjoyed stitching this so much and it's still a technique I like to use a lot!
First I dyed the cotton background fabric. Then I got my other materials ready. I painted and manipulated some Tyvek, heated and distressed long strips of sheers/chiffons and cut fabrics. I arranged them on the cotton and attached with machine stitching in a gold thread, then added hand stitches - french knots, seed stitch and fly stitch