I mounted this piece by lacing it over a piece of mountboard cut to size and covered with cotton batting as a padding.
Finally I made a machined cord using yellow gimp and two shades of turquoise metallic knitting yarn. These were oversewn by turquoise and bronze metallic threads. I couched this down by hand in a spiral and added a hand couched spiral of dark turquoise dyed boucle yarn .
The third layer consists of spirals of machine embroidery using three shades of turquoise (one metallic) and metallic bronze.
I started with a background of dyed linen in a yellow/gold/orange colourway. I stamped this with various spiral shapes using the fatter and thin ends of a bamboo skewer. I used turquoise and white fabric paint mixed to create three tones of turquoise and a bronze metallic fabric paint.