Ok, after the horrors of this morning, I feel I have cheated because this fabric is both embroidered AND beaded already!
It’s more bluey green than it looks in the picture. I have a much loved top made out of it, and it makes me think of the sea and coral reefs.
It just needed some stiffening and I finally got to use the striped fabric on the back! I also found myself smiling as I stitched on the buttons that the thread probably came from the alteration room of my mum and dad’s wedding dress shop, Barclays of Havant. Sadly, it’s been a McDonalds for a long time now!
This is for a local branch of the Cystic Fibrosis charity http://cysticfibrosis.org.uk/ that supports those who have this cruel disease and those who love and care for them.