I decided to try a black contrast to present a string contrast and arranged my samples on top . I feel that the black is too dark so therefore the cream calico will be used for final piece .
I decided to try different background colours to present more of a contrast against the embroidered pieces . Although I feel that the colour distracts from the piece and a calm fragile look is what I am going for .
I started to experiment with different varnishes to overlay over the top of my embroidered pieces. Although the varnish seemed dark and detracted from the embroidery so I have decided not to use it in my final piece.