Still working on my studio - or getting back to it - I'm now sorting my non-traditional fabrics. This is the contents of a box of cotton scrims and butter-muslins (cheesecloth) I dyed some time ago: gorgeous stuff - I keep taking it out and playing with it but really need to buckle down and work out how I'm going to use it!
I also found a whole lot of satin pieces: this is viscose satin which takes dye beautifully:
And these are some of my favourite pieces:
The patterning on it is amazing: I think I'm maybe going to machine-quilt it as a sort of wholecloth.
Some of the pieces are plainer: here's something I played with earlier: fused silk organza on top of the dyed satin quilted with shiny rayon threads. The first picture shows the colours, based on the colours I see when taking Nibs on his daily strolls (he still insists I accompany him even though he can now see again, and I find it a pleasant and sometimes inspiring way to start the day). It's taken without flash and is slightly blurred:
The second piece is taken with flash which has bleached out the colour a little but shows the quilting.