Filling in the background colour may not always be the most appealing part of completing a tapestry. Obviously, it is quite fun to put in details, lettering or borders, counting and checking your pattern continuously to avoid having to unpick your errors.
I actually quite love doing the background. With all the attention seekers in place, you are free from thinking about which colour goes where. There is something quite serene and hypnotic about it.
In many ways, this is my favourite stage. You are getting to see how all the colours interact without the interference of the blank canvas. It makes your project really portable – all you need is a skein, scissors and your needle and canvas. You can sit and sew on the commute, stealing every spare moment to get it finished.