I liked using a sheer layer on top as the stitches show through from below and was pleased with how the batik type middle
layer blended into the background. As mentioned on my working
sheet, I deliberately layered up a shape with five lines of symmetry and another with four as I usually have a tendency to go for very balanced designs.
The stab stitch/ cross stitch edging on the middle layer was
completed in a space dyed thread and I feel this pulls the whole design together.