Today I sat in the warm sunshine at the allotment and finished the stitching on to a collage I started at Chateau Dumas. I was encouraging the students to use patchwork over papers to construct shapes to layer up in their collages. In this one a piece of french text donated by one of the students has been left in. I have used stars within my collages a lot over the years, sometimes constructing them and sometimes using ones unpicked from quilts. They always remind me of old patchwork.