Now, how does one go forward with this as the parameter? What is the next step. My first impulse, that I thankfully did not indulge, was to go shopping for perfect matches of fabric, yarn, threads. No, I would dig around my own stash, and use what was available. I didn’t have to look far. Sitting in my studio, for months, has been my pile of coveted wool felt. I also have had visions of penny rugs, folk art motifs, blanket stitch. I was inspired by an article in a magazine about making wool felt coasters and trivets….these appealed to me. So around the table, with a few friends, we started cutting felt and handstitching with pearl cotton. Perhaps I will show you my first attempts, and theirs at another time. But here is my finished product an exercise in design and color: my TIF January Challenge piece….