Red One (aka Galliard - a Tudor Dance)
The actual JP is much richer and darker than shown here.
My intension for the first four red JP's was solely to create a set of JPs that had a gradient from dark, rich colouring to pale pink. I also intended that each JP would have some sort of surface decoration. Then I had another thought, the red fabrics, from cotton, silk and velvet that I was using plus the gold secondary colour reminded me for some obscure reason of Henry VIII. In particular his love of the Galliard a rather energetic courtly dance and so Red One (aka Galliard) was born. I hope to continue the 'dance theme' for the rest of the reds.
Here's a close up.
As you can see from this photo the background is woven and zigzaged onto a base. Hope to show February's soon, I know I'm supposed to do one a month but I just got carried away. DH says I should be carried away!!