Skating on Thin Ice Pattern : Original design using fractal and graphic computer software. Materials : Hand dyed and printed cotton and velvet. Technique : Hand stitched. A meteorite has broken through the earth's atmosphere and landed on a lake of ice. The heat of the molten rock melts the ice causing ripples of water to spread out around the glowing center. Techniques used in this piece: •curved pieces are seamed together by hand; •the dark blue fabric and the meteorite are appliquéd onto the background; •the dark red fabric has been outlined with variegated embroidery floss; •the centrepiece is created with gathered, printed velvet; •the piece is quilted entirely by hand.