This postcard from Egypt has been knocking around the house for years. So I am not sure why now was the right time to tackle the pattern on the right in EPP.
On metric graph paper and it seemed about the right scale so I thought I'd do a small sample piece. Here it is pinned to the wall so perhaps you can get an idea of the scale from the pins. The smallest piece is 1cm square.
The fabrics are all shot cottons, which makes like easier when doing small piecing. I had a lot of blues to I decided to use them all, hoping it would give the effect of mosaics or tiles.
Just after starting this I got a Sewline glue pen. Glue basting is certainly quicker than traditional basting but I am not sure how easy it will be to remove the paper pieces.
It's good fun trying to work out how to construct a pattern from an image. EPP was probably the only possible method, at least on this scale.
There are so many of these fascinating patterns on floors, walls and in books. I might have to wait a while before I can look at this one, though...
If you are on Instagram you might have seen Muppet's paws before. Sorry for the paws overload.