Inspired? Well maybe! Having spent a few months in the creative doldrums, not to mention the distraction of Christmas, I needed to get my act together to make a sample for the forthcoming Textilia 3 exhibition at Gawthorpe Hall. Taking inspiration from a collection of items that had been given to Miss Rachel B Kay-Shuttleworth, I have to produce a suitable response.
After a series of disastrous experiments with devore paste and layers of different types of fabric, I had to revert to standard devore fabric. This small 4x4" sample will be used to introduce each of the participating artists. My sample is 3 layers of silk-viscose satin, velvet and georgette fabric, cut back to reveal each piece which I hope is reminiscent of a fabric sample book.