And the answer is …. handmade paper

These sections of collage represent an actual size mock up of a final piece using handmade paper and mouled ‘knots’ together with drawing where I am planning to use machine embroidery. At last I can relate my planning ‘drawing’ to my ideas for fabric manipulation and embroidery on the machine knitted base!


This time I tried a collage, which is much better and beginning to help me visualise how a finished piece might look. The buttons represent where resists have been tied in prior to felting (to reflect the knots in the bark source) and the coloured areas show dip dyeing on wet fabric to encourage the colours to merge.