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Today was Lunch with the Layers group, an off-shoot of COOTS. Five members from our area have formed this group to cater to our insatiable need for knowledge and encouragement in the fibre field.
Here are some more pictures from my Layers book. You may notice a theme here – I am fixated with architecture at the moment – maybe driven by the fact that we are currently not living in a home of our own – we are renting and we always get a bit unsettled. I am fascinated with old buildings, decaying and no longer used, flakey paint, etc. These next pictures are painted and stamped papers, writing about derelict abandoned buildings and photocopied photographs of the Old Drapery at Ophir. I ripped these up and wove them back together.
The next two are layers of felt, magazine pictures, transfer dyes, writing, organza, and photographs
These lunches are great – we go away thoroughly recharged and ready to produce more work. The emphasis is more on exploring and playing and not necessarily producing a “finished piece” we are all heading in different theme directions.