I sent this chapter to Siân for feedback and in my evaluation I said I was not totally happy with the background. Looking at my design source and drawings she suggested I add some shapes in the same colours but softer. I considered cords, plaited cords and wrapped card but decided to add strips of dyed cotton stitched down with long straight machine stitches. I laced it together again more firmly than last time but unfortunately my wrinkles are still present. I am pleased that I did follow the suggestions because the result joins the background to the central design.