I ended up deciding to make a 'sculpture' of the forest floor. I went back to some work I had done a year or so ago, making free motion machine lace and rolling it up to resemble a tree trunk.
This is where I was so happy to have blogged about it in the past, I found it easily online rather than having to search through various hardcopy visual diaries and not being sure where I had put that work. I just had to put in a term in the search box and there it was!
I used the same technique I had used previously and laid out some sari silk and some pieces of sinamay that I had. I used them as part of the design and because the work seems to shrink less when I have a base such as this to hold the shape better.
After that, I rolled it up loosely, to resemble a fallen branch,