I promised I would share these with you and I’m starting to think you’ll be sorry you asked to see them because my photos suck really badly. Oh my – this was the best of a very bad bunch so it will be back to the camera for me if for no other reason that to get it right.
So humour me OK and I’ll explain. You may be able to recognise my pod in a mustard yellow I was determined to use and mixed by hand and I’m so pleased that the colour made it’s way out of my head and into paint. It took quite a while to get the ‘right’ colour which loosely translates to I ended up with a very large quantity that I happily shared with my classmates. I was equally determined towards that blue but I arrived at it so quickly which meant I had such a little quantity that I had to be frugal to make it to the end of the class with some left to use. If you look closely you can see where it started to dry on the screen which resulted in a not perfect print.
On the second day I went for a red twill fabric but this time thought I’d experiment with a stencil pod shape, followed by the pods and then the ‘seeds’. I think the effect is quite striking and I’m planning a complimentary digital design to turn my hand printed yardage into something wonderful – what would you recommend? My teacher insisted I do the sole white pod on red – and I so wish I’d done more of them.
Now, when I take better photos I will share those with you too.