Well, thanks to Sandy I have old blanket wadding - just what I needed. Thank you Sandy.
I’ve also printed six pieces of fabric as the layers in the work ... I knew those photos of surfaces I’ve walked on would come into their own one day!
And I found some very powerful Guardian interviews with people who are homeless and from these I’ve written 6 found poems. Small and emotional reminders of how lucky I, my family and friends are. Quite how I add these, and how to add stitch, well, I’m not sure yet but I’d like to use some of the tea bags I’ve collected, dried and made marks on. That would link with the request I had not long ago from a woman sitting outside a rail station for money for a cup of tea. Needs thinking about.
Meanwhile, on my studio floor the work so far ... somehow I’m tempted to have the blanket link the six pieces of fabric. Or I could make them into a folding book, or ....
More news soon, I hope.
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