Considering the need for some base textile to work on. I am living remote at present and only have undyed textiles that I brought with me, and some dye.
So before I think about manipulating the textile, I first have to consider what colours I would like to use in my base textiles. At this stage I’m not sure where I will be going with my textile works, but I can’t ignore my surroundings. I am draw to the distinctive colours of the outback, the red of the earth, the green of the plant growth and the blue of the sky.
It’s going to be pretty hard to choose textile for my base because I don’t have much available and I understand that I am making links always back to my drawings or my stitch works so possibly I should be using my cream/ white fabrics undyed as paper is undyed. Actually reading the brief again I see that I should only be referencing colour in a limited way and relating it to the colours in my drawings.
Still I’m going to have some fun dyeing some fabric to use at some stage anyway in the colours of the outback. I want to extend my work ultimately and apply what I’ve learnt to a body of work relating to my time here.
Here I am trying to match the colour of the sky with dye on paper