For a while now I have been saving chunks of thread you know bits too big to throw away but too frustrating to use. I just threw them in a bucket and finally got tired of looking at them. I layered them on a piece of water soluble stabilizer, thought they were a little bland, so I added some cut up pieces of gold trim. Then I layered another piece of stabilizer on top and stitched like crazy all over it.
Then I dunked the whole thing in water. To shape it I turned over a wooden box that I use to store brushes. I also used clips to make corners.
And here is how it turned out. A little more free form than I like. My mistake was not using a heavier water soluble stabilizer as that would have given it more “glue”. Still pretty but I think I will look at it for a while and it will probably get cut up and used in some other form eventually. There is always a reason you make something. Sometimes you just don’t know it yet!