The area could be worked across in stitches but was beginning to feel that I didn't want the fabrics to be overworked with stitch - difficult decisions lay ahead as to how much stitching needed to be done!!!
Set out story board to hone my thoughts and build images that would bring a sense of belonging to the place. The plan is to use images that would be a foundation for stitch- and space making. While bird sketches are included my feeling leans towards a series of flight patterns and footprints as the better way to make marks on fabric and also found objects to make rubbings under the fabric. I also carried forward some key images from chapters 5, 6 and 7 where single threads had told a story, edges that had been burnt or frayed revealed what was beneath or embellishing revealed a 'wrong' side that held promise!
But have had a good day clearing the decks, discarding fabrics from my pile and considering effects from previous work that could make some interesting prints for the yellow zone. This is a piece done at TSG workshop 2014 and suddenly felt the background colouring was what I was looking for ... it was sitting directly below the hanging as I went up and down the stairs but it took hours - well days actually for the eureka moment to happen!! Could I replicate this on a larger scale? Object lesson clear the decks and suddenly you could find it was there all the time!