Meanwhile I've continued to work on the degree module. My exploration of buttons has moved into exploration of circles in every imaginable form. Combining this with the theme of revealing and concealing, I'm now looking at eyelets and Broderie Anglaise and scaling it up with big holes, revealing prints underneath. I've been happy with the concept but frustrated with my quality of print on the fabric... cotton jersey is not the easiest fabric to work on!
So this weekend has been spent printing and dying and I've finally come up with prints that I like. More subtle in many ways but with much more depth. I would wear these!
Still much more exploration to do with these prints, different colour combinations to explore, some discharge dyeing to try and then of course lots more stitch. Plus plenty more teaching this week, something to deliver for an exhibition and then I'm off for a week of teaching to Jersey two weeks from today... not forgetting catching up with shopping, cooking, cleaning, laundry, dog walking etc etc. Everything feels a little non stop and overwhelming right now so I fear blogging might be low priority for a few weeks. Forgive me if I don't comment, reply to emails etc... I'm here but keeping a low profile. I'll be back with news of the exhibition at the end of the week.