I didn't know his work, so did quite a bit of research and was quite worried about what I would be able to achieve as this was quite out of my comfort zone.
For some time I mulled over what to do and then decided to start with a scene I know well and try and inject some abstraction and movement into it. As I live near Bristol I decided to use a version of the famous view of the Suspension Bridge and perhaps to add a suggestion of hot air balloons for which Bristol is well known.
I decided to make a few stencil shapes to keep the piece feeling free - I am aware that, generally, I draw, paint and stitch so densely that this would not be appropriate.
Then it was just a matter of layering up and stitching - stopping myself from overdoing it!