In progress on the work table. I photographed sections of the samples so far and then enlarged further sections on the photocopier – more of this later, but you can just see a bit of one of these towards the top of the photo above.
The purple/blue sample you can see in the picture is an exercise in adding a little dimension.
Just layered scrim and gauze, hand-dyed, laid onto a foundation onto which I added rings and circles of wadding. Like the others, about 8″ x 10″ or so. This is a nice manageable size for samples. I may make these up into a cloth book at some point, since I’m gathering quite a few now.
I like gauze as a top layer because of its loose weave – you can easily stretch and distort the warp and weft fibres to form a hole without having to cut it. However, it’s not at all hard wearing and pulls easily, so it’s only really any good for something that will be purely decorative.