It is amazing what leaving a picture and samples pinned to the wall does! I had been thinking in one direction and am now pursuing a new line, just on the basis of repeatedly seeing the textiles displayed before me!
That is the beauty of a challenge - forcing one to try ideas that would not normally get an airing.
The pained Lutrador that was destined to be cut into wheels and applied may now be a whole cloth background - and fabric I had dyed (badly) for another project now seems to be an ideal backing for the Lutrador
and a freezer paper cut out chimney with a small amount of Markal stitch to define one edge and the base may well work too.
I've had a great creative, eye opening day!