Hello everyone. I finished the Redware design and have been screwing around with trying to finish it ever since. I didn't like any of the red fabrics because they didn't seem to make these beautiful colors pop. So I tried a dark brown sueded piece and although there isn't any dark brown in the design, I loved it.
Then I found the large rick rack in a color called carrot, and it matched the floss perfectly. But I'm not a rick rack girl. Been there, done that, changed it. "Stick with what you like!" So the rack is for another project, but I still like the dark brown. I used it for the backing along with leather lacing for the strap.
Wasn't happy. I felt it needed to be bordered by the brown and framing it would have been the way to go. Too late.
So I took it apart and went with my original choice. I didn't know if I should use a light or dark lining.
When I spotted the hanging Nash design, I realized that the darker linen I used did nothing to show the wonderful thread colors. So I chose the lighter and ended up with this, not knowing if I will attach the hanger.