Chapter 10 .7 seemed to appear and disappear and this was an aspect I wanted to replicate. These had been achieved by pinking, sticking and tearing and this would be interesting to replicate in different weights of fabric.
I also included some colours that were made from 'colour catchers', 11.4e. While not a domestic goddess who strives for perfect whites in my wash I was alerted to the value of colour catchers for diffused dyed cloth! Thank you Denice, my neighbour at last years TSG Summer School you have made me an addict- if the colours not right , on the colour catcher not the wash!! just put it back into the next wash and maybe chose darker colours to wash. My clothes have never been so clean! Sometimes can't wait for wash day...
This storyboard is a form of precis to help me explore the fabrics and stitching that will take me through the second stage of this chapter but thought it best to reflect and get advice to see if I was heading in right direction! The third stage of full scale sample making seemed a long way away. But took heart in a quote from TS Eliot's poem Four Quartets. It sits on my main story board:
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
By a strange coincidence BBC Radio i player had Jeremy Irons reading the whole poem, so I took time out to listen. And the phrase that hit me ...amongst a few others, 'Fare forward Voyager!'. It is now written in large letters to help me to keep focused!!!