Saturday, October 16, 2010


it's still raining in bursts here, enough to discourage hopes of laundering, and i am playing with ideas for my next couple of pieces.

the next challenge quilt theme is self-portrait - i started playing with image transfer with gel medium yesterday although i'm not very happy with the results so far (that's it in the middle) the direct printing onto silk was more successful in terms of clarity but i'm not sure exactly which bits i will use as a basis for my piece. is clarity what i want or do i want a mistier feeling? more playing is called for...

and here are my first sketches for the oblivion piece that is brewing in my head
and some yarn, fine wool, hemp, silk and cotton thread and muslin that i dyed last weekend all in suitable shades of black and grey (this photo wasn't taken in black and white)

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