Well, it's finally done! Each time I did some hand stitching on this piece, more ideas for additional hand stitching just kept popping into my head. Ultimately, I've done way more hand work on this piece than I had initially expected to, but I just love how it turned out. A bit of machine quilting/doodling and a few finishing touches (hanging tabs, embroidered binding and the fabric covered hanging rod), it's finally time to hang it and move on to other things.
I should tell you how it got it's name...I kept thinking it would be Indigo 'something', but nothing came to mind that made me happy. Then one day, while looking at this section my husband said it looked like a spider web. I had done a lot of hand stitch in the darker areas, leaving the light lines created by the string or elastic bands that had bound the fabric during the indigo dyeing process. They did indeed look a bit web like. And then I saw the spider just sitting there (see him in the red circle?). I did some machine stitching to further bring out the web and then hand stitched over the spider to make it pop. So you see, one day the spider did literally just come along!
BTW, Michelle, the fabric was adhered to the hanging rod using the transparent Paverpol. There, I've finally used some of it!