Geezo, how distracted am I! I can’t seem to focus for a minute on anything without spinning on my heals back to the computer for another peek at Facebook. This networking business is seriously consuming and I think I had better find a way to be sensible about it otherwise I’m doomed. 5 minutes at the beginning and end of the working day is apparently the recommended quota – whhhhugh – that’s going to be hard but I’ll try.
In betwixt the messaging, comments, uploads and fits of face book giggles (see comments around the picture of our barn)I have been attending to the commission of a client who has waited patiently through all the wedding blitz for her blind.
This commission gave me an opportunity to dig out my rusty dye pots to create fitting colours for dog wood and cornus twigs:
The roller blind is to represent,in some way, Cornus/Dog wood twigs..with a leaf or two thrown in.. First step. Habotai silk:
I would like to suggest that the next part of the process is measured and carefully applied with studiously compiled colour charts and highly sensitive measuring devices. Heck no…Keith Floyds approach to dying – a little speck of this and a peppering of that and Hey presto – a colour, that I can’t repeat!
Now time to figure out how this design is going to take shape. I do a preliminary sketch,
So I swiftly move on to fabric samples…trying different approaches, applying colours, shapes, notions, to see what is and isn’t effective. Kind of like a fabric sketch pad:
and so the process continues (around face book frenzy) until I have a firm enough image in my mind as to the forms and colours that will make up this blind.
I’ll keep you posted!