I started by making the base fabric. It has silk, dryer sheet, fancy yarns, threads, sheer fabric, hand painted fabric,fancy fabrics, glitter and paper in it. I used a watered down glue to hold it all together. I cut this piece from the larger piece that I created. It's hard to tell but there are some gaps and holes in this piece that I quite like. I think the beading adds nicely to it. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was not difficult to to needle through this fabric.