While on a visit to Hestercombe Gardens Viv spotted a log pile
and couldn't resist snapping this photo.We can totally understand why...
the repeated shapes ,the colours and the textures.With a little Photoshop she was ready for the next stage.
Working in her sketchbook to create some ideas using a range of drawing and painting media to explore colours.
Then she moved on to use ripped and torn collage papers ,working into them with drawn marks.This set her thinking about how it might transfer into fabric and stitch.
Deryll used to do a lot of dying of natural fabrics with natural dyes and produced packs of these fabrics for sale in some of GTA shows.Viv remembered she had bought some and looked them out.
These look perfect so Viv is set to get her scissors out, ,and work her magic with blending fabric and stitch.