Nothing has really been turning my crank, despite plans to maybe work from this or this. Sometimes it *is* good, or necessary to return to what we’ve done before, but as i looked for fabrics, i realized this is what has the juice flowing:
This piece of cotton lent to be used as a table protector by another residency participant, and neither of us is sure why or how it became so black. (It reads blue in these photos, but truly is BLACK.)
There’s also this piece of silk. Though i’m hesitant to cut it up, or obscure the patterning with stitch, it doesn’t do much good making fabrics that are juicey, but never get used.
For the minute, they are piled neatly with a few thread choices. I’m working on the journal that goes with “Tabula Memoria” and as i shuffle around photos and chunks of writing, the back of the vasty head will stew on the possibilities. I do know i am going to be more “sculptural” this time, something i have wanted to do for a long time. I need to dye some more silk thread with my hoarded rhubarb root as well for this plan.
We’ll see by the end of the week if “best laid plans” are going to work out.
Our vacation this summer has turned to a “stay-cation”: it’s painfully hot (hot enough you want to take your skin off, hot enough you want to kill someone, something, anything if it touches you), old Mo Cat is signalling the Rainbow Bridge’s FerryMan (sigh…), barely eating, moving or drinking, and the Greyman is sick, sick, sick. (When a die hard coffee drinker who even has a cup before bedtime won’t take one sip, you know he’s really Sick, not just that ManBaby thing.)
I am always amazed at what you, and others, can do with a piece of dyed fabric and some threads.
I really need a clear image of ‘something’ before I can continue with it, hence my reluctance to dye another blessed thing ! Keep up the ‘sight’ !
So sorry to hear how miserable you are feeling with the heat and that Greyman is so sick. Thinking good thoughts for you.
The fabrics look like such good stuff! Indeed USE them! Hope your man is better soonest and the fur baby has an easy transition over the bridge. Sad as that will be for you.
that pink cloth is so yummy, I’ll be interested to see how you stitch it. xo
Sorry for all the life pressures. I’m glad you have the solace of cloth. That black fabric is amazing!