The River Tamer is full of life and is one of my favourite places to visit, as I always see something new. Whist kayaking along the river I saw movement at the water's edge. As I drifted with the current, I floated towards what I could now see were waters voles. They seemed to be half floating on the water, but on closer inspection they were on mounds poking up above the water. One vole stretched up to pick a blackberry as the other sat eating.
A number of techniques and mediums were used in the creation of this piece. The background is fabric painted and embroidered, the water voles, earth, leaves and blackberries was achieved through quilting, appliqué, painting, embroidery and beading.