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Sunset over the Chesil Beach

This is the first post in a weekly series, linked with the @jenbesttextileart social media challenge #jensinspirationyear

Every week I'm posting an image on my Facebook and Instagram to inspire you to create. You can use any form of textiles you like. Share your creations on instagram, tag me, and use the #jensinspirationyear or email your creations to (include the hashtag in the email)

At the end of the month I'll hold a giveaway for those who share their work from that month's images. There will be all sorts of textile lovelyness up for grabs.

In december there will be an image per day as an advent inspiration.

This week's image is a winter sunset shot, taken from the cliffs above the Chesil beach at Portland, one of my favourite places. I love structral flora so I was really happy to get the skeleton of the hogsweed as a foreground.

It inspired me to create Sunset on the Chesil Beach. A wall hanging, woven from my handspun chunky yarn, with wool embroidery over the top.

I've used simple straight stitch, with sections couched down and whip stitched to create different thicknesses. I've used driftwood as a hanging pole (I have rather a large collection of driftwood!)

Below is next week's image. Looking forward to seeing what you create.

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