I really like batting (wadding to our English pals). It’s soft and friendly. Why hide it inside the quilt always?
It’s got enough body to be sculpted,
…has enticing texture, and…
Expect to see more of it in my work.
Curved lines!! Stitched spontaneously without marking!!! This is something completely new for me. The works seemed to want it…I’m a bit doubtful, but it’s early in the process. Samples would have been a good idea. Think of all the unpicking if I don’t like it…
The first few “marks” on yesterday’s boring canvas. A good time to step back and look afresh. Many changes ahead.
Also the first work inspired by my recent travels. I feel great pleasure in moving from the sketchbook to the fabric board at last.
This may be the least-exciting photo I ever share.
It’s plain cotton/wool quilt batting. The preferred foundation for my fabric strip collage works.
Which is to say, I’m starting to compose new pieces based on my recent travels. My next progress shots can’t fail to be more interesting!