I wanted the two names to be quite different from each other in colour scheme. I decided to go for polka dots on a cream background for Imme, and a turquoisy-blue theme for Mathilde.
First of all I made the base with my embellisher, using various fibres for colour and texture. For Mathilde's piece, I felted scrim, tencel, bamboo, locks, roving and silk throwster's waste.
This is what the base for Imme's piece looked like when I had finished with my embellisher:
Next I embroidered on their names, and added lots of embroidery stitches for Mathilde, and lots of beads in a rainbow of colours for Imme.
To frame them, Chris fromWorksinWood on Etsy custom made me two lovely frames. Mathilde's frame is Sycamore, and Imme's is Elm. Thanks Chris!