I am behind with this challenge because I just didn't have the skill to execute the design. Now maybe I should have changed the design, but I really wanted to do this series so I have been practicing. Then at the Textile Exhibition that was held in Brisbane I found the thread for the job. It is from WonderFil and the thread is called Razzle. Every surface on the Pagoda is carved with all kinds of designs. My next five designs are inspired by some of the repeat patterns on the walls. I personally think that some of them could be made into quilting or embroidery patterns.
I have selected a leaf pattern that is featured on the edges of some of the door ways. I have changed it a bit by making it a bit rounder. In fact I drew it so many times that I was seeing it in my sleep. I wound the thread onto the bobbin and sewed it in reverse. I was going to have three bands but decided it would look better as a central feature. All this practice is improving my skills and hopefully I will be able to catch up over the next week.