Looking at all my fabrics I have dyed this season arranged together gets my creative juices flowing.
I am fortunate to have a lot of design wall space so I can have multiple pieces under consideration at the same time.
I rarely work on one piece from start to finish.
This is a close up of the fabrics I am using as I create this piece.
The three center fabrics were originally one fabric I underpainted. Then I cut that piece in 3 and pole wrapped each piece individually.
I am using two different fabrics as separating and border strips. I am trying to decide which ones I like the best. It is also possible I might use something entirely different.
The colors are much softer than what I ordinarily use in my work – with the exception of the red.
I also remembered I had some multicolor rick rack. I inserted that in one of the seams to see if I like the effect. the jury is still out on that idea and unless I have at least 2 more packages of it I can’t do it.
I like to share pieces as I work on them. It is a good record for me. It also gives you some insight into the way I work and how I get where I am going, with many detours along the way!