So I stitched another canvas with various coloured yarns and threads, and have begun drawing on it, using soft pencil, charcoal and gesso:
I am liking the simplicity of this. Really enjoying drawing again - but also the very shallow surface and lack of detail makes me a bit uncomfortable. Feels unfinished. Could work it up more... I will let it sit awhile and see if a little time alters my view.
Meanwhile another colourful painting is finished:
Play of Light
acrylic on stitched canvas
45w x 33h