I'm very lucky to live close to the magnificent ruins of Dunnottar Castle.
It has long been my favourite subject to paint, but I'm much happier with fabric and thread than with a paintbrush these days, so I recently made a textile version.
The distinctive buildings were cut from ribbon and fused onto the background fabric before being stitched into place.
The cliffs were cut from numerous different patterned fabrics, which were arranged to reflect the shadows on the rocky outcrop on which Dunnottar sits.
I made a similar (but purple) textile Dunnottar a few years ago and,
although I was pleased with the outcome, it was very fiddly to do.
Thankfully I have since learned a lot about the order in which textile pictures need to be constructed, and the simple combination of Bondaweb and an iron, made the stitching part much, much easier this time!
The windows were all hand stitched onto the tower.
I was actually really quite chuffed with how the back looked!
Ta da! Here's the finished piece.