I needed to make two more works for Southern Lands- and this one i s inspired by one of the creeks in Jerilderie where we used to swim before they built a swimming pool. The waters were always dark in summer because of the tannin from the gum leaves. I was always worried about snakes in those dark waters!
Thi spiece measures about 50 cm by 135 cm- and it took a lot of stitching. In a sense I am beginning to wonder is it a quilt or is it an embroidery?
The entire piece was stitched with Aurifil threads- who have been kind enough to sponsor me with threads whilst I am in Europe.