. . . . were the ideas behind a new altar frontal at our church, St Nicholas. Plus, we had to use a piece of a holographic sort of lamé somewhere. Eight of us in the church stitching group, Threads of Faith, did a strip each (ah, so you can count, yes one person did 2 while another member made the 3 strips for the Bible stand). They are not joined together, but attached individually by press studs to a piece of cloth that goes across the table and is held by a counterweight (plastic pipe filled with sand!) in a sleeve on the other side. We each chose the sort of pattern or technique we wanted to do and worked individually, showing each other as we went along what we were doing and getting support and suggestions when needed. It was agreed that any sort of blue could be used and it is most interesting to see the range, from greeny blues to purply ones. Here's the Bible stand one . . .
. . . the whole piece of work . . .
. . . and three closer views of parts of it.