Sunday, 31 May 2015
EXPERIMENT IN WHITE
When I chose this colour I had no idea what I was going to do. It was a last minute choice as I realized that the colour that I had originally chosen was too close to one that had been done before I joined the group. Finally I decided to try out an idea that had been lying dusty in the corners of my mind. I used to make bobbin lace and had a bagful of twirly threads that had been taken off the bobbins after I had finished pieces of lace. It reminded me of foaming water and for twenty years I have thought of using it for the foam at the bottom of a waterfall. So here is my waterfall made with scraps of white and off-white cottons, man-made fabrics, crystal organza, net and cotton threads. I was quite pleased with it until I added the foam and realised that it is too white, with not enough contrast to make an interesting design, and that it is in fact no more than a sample that could be useful for something in the future. I am glad I finally tried it out though. It was difficult to photograph and does look slightly better in reality than in the photograph.