These pieces, scraps of embroidered paper, snippet cloth, torn edges, delicate and fragile pieces were out yesterday for a little play. I was making a ''sample portfolio'' video for class and I was struck by how the light added to the fragility, to the delicacy, especially with the paper.
If you have been coming here for a while you will know I like to have a ''stash'' of this kind of thing. It's good to have a lot of these in various colours and combinations for when you need something extra for a page or a design sheet. It's very relaxing to pick up a few pieces, move them around, create a little composition which will come alive if you add a small amount of stitch, maybe a button or two...even beads.
I am still looking, considering my images from yesterdays post before deciding where to take that work next, how to progress that collection.
Recently I have been itching to create some octagonal patchwork scraps and ordered templates, cut outs....had a huge splurge online. However.....I ordered the wrong size of everything which has kind of stopped me in my tracks but I hope to find a way round that and create something, anything octagon related later today. I will keep you posted on that.....