I started with a small square of synthetic felt because it is so easy to sew. The needles slides through as if through butter especially when using silk as I did on this piece.
Silk chiffon and silk open weave fabric.
Last strip was wool but very open weave.
These are my first selections of Madeira Lana threads (wool blend) and below are most of the ones I used.
I like how this finished
And I like it even better matted
Then I put it in a 1" deep shadow box frame. Keeps the dimension and texture of the loose threads as they are and not flattened.
The finished framed piece is 9" square and the mat opening is 4.75" square.
You can have this beautiful landscape for only $50.