Manipulation of materials. I used discharge to strip away colour, mostly from several dyed linens, plus an African print. I was intrigued to find what colours lay behind the dye and felt this fabric manipulation technique would be appropriate to the source and concept of some how stripping away, laying bare – and lend itself to the colour palette.
I also punctured some tissue, not knowing how I might incorporate this into the yarn making.
I also considered my selection of material and yarn closely: unspun wool, linen, organza, tissue paper, and a light denim
I enjoyed working intricately (surprised myself), and recognised the need to do this, or how this related to the source inspiration.
I wondered as I did this how I would ‘re-construct’. I found combining the yarns through a weaving in and out through one of them could work and create a delicate look.