Thursday, November 03, 2011

kitchenworx - day two

I remembered to cover the kitchen table with a rescued white cotton blanket first thing instead of a stack of newpapers...good stuff will come of it eventually.

These pieces have just come steaming from the oven after having my own soywax/dye blocks shaved over them. They have to cool and dry completely before the next step and there may not be time today to move to the next step.Grrr.

Grace wrote to me about the difficulty of cutting into a piece of cloth that has been dyed or otherwise changed and become (in her eyes) a unique and beautiful piece of art, no further manipulation called for.

I know what she means. I have a small stack of good sized pieces that I just can't bring myself to force or otherwise organize or incorporate into something else.
What to do?
What do you do?


grace Forrest~Maestas said...

i am having an idea...about the
one in particular i showed you
(but there are more)
"seeing" a small something in the
lower right corner. small like
Small. and then something wandering very close to the edge
of the cloth near it.
but that comes because of what
your cloths speak about to me, of
this Wonder that the world is but
we are constantly requiring it to
Reduce itself to accomodate some
(useless) comfort zone

Anonymous said...

whole cloth...or partial whole cloth.

hand stitching can really elaborate on the "story"

but sometimes if i really fancy the color i just make sure to cut that one up as fast as i can....

Deb Lacativa said...

I keep reminding myself these are Raw Materials

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

re Raw Materials...says who?

Cathy Bargar said...

I just heap it on one of the piles of precious, untouchable fabrics & tell myself I'll think about it later.

Nancy said...

Glad I caught this conversation...I thought it was just me feeling unsure of my abilities...but this is how I feel and so my dyed fabric just sits there...becoming nothing! Then I think that I should just cut it All into strips, weave it and be done with the internal conflict...sort of whatever it is!
I haven't done that yet either :)