This is just me thinking out loud again! I've been drawing little houses and wobbly trees trying to get a Japanese feel. I've got an image of a lacquer box which was taken at one of the National Trust properties, and have used it as a design source for my sketches.
I think, if I use this idea, there might be 3 smallish pieces framed together using a black background, some home dyed fabrics from my stash in one of the shades below, and some gold leaf. The stitching will be simple but dense as is usual for me, with a bit of painting to add definition.