Lots of beading and embroidery are in this piece. I finished it about 18 months ago for a special exhibition at the gallery in Atherton. Each year the combined churches held a week of art. As well as the exhibition to a theme (always from the bible) the committee also arranged for tutors in the arts to teach workshops of all kinds and also special presentation at the church with both art and faith involved. Sadly, the last exhibition was the final one as the driving force (the anglican minister) was moving away to fresh encounters. The theme was "showing your light" but not sure now what book of the bible it came from. I had been "toying" with the idea of intense tonal embroidery and beadwork for a while so the theme just fell in my lap! Not sure if I have shown the pic before of a book cover I completed for a friend with the same idea, only smaller, in white. If you go back a bit you will be able to find it I think.
Along with a new friend, Cath, we have created a new blog with lots of interesting things to write about and also free patterns etc so, go to http://jancathsbitsbobs.blogspot.com/ and have a look! Only baby steps at the moment but we're working on making it exciting for everyone. I'm busy designing a stitchery BOM for the new blog as well as more projects for Handmade AND myself! :) Until we meet again, happy stitching, love,