I backed the piece with Bondaweb to give it strength and to stop the stitches tearing the paper. It does feel more like fabric now. I have pulled some of it together so it now won't lie flat. I have been imagining the stitches are like tracks of animals or people who have travelled across my landscape. The tracks criss cross each other in a meandering way.
When viewed from the side it does look more like a landscape. There are still more stitches to be added.