A bunch of these (maybe around 30 of them but possibly not this one since I'm thinking of keeping it around a little longer):
Are getting sewn into these (you can see the rope sticking out on the left):
Initially to do this (which just wasn't doing it for me):
So today I cut up a bunch of this (made @ 2005-ish, charcoal and gesso on upholstery fabric):
I sewed the "cording" all around my upholstery fabric, first in a neat rectangle and then any old way I could get it through the machine. A serious workout for my hands and I had charcoal everywhere but, I think it's going to be interesting.