So here's an opportunity to take another look at my photographs and develop and extend ideas the from the previous few chapters. It will be interesting to see how multiples of an idea might look, in some cases as a network, in others how they might appear layered. This is just what I've already noticed countless times in my field.
So, my plan is to show all sixteen samples on my Sampler and then in pairs briefly describe what I was trying to do and how successfully the idea worked. I have included quite a number of techniques from Caroline Bartlett's Workshop. Individual samples are shown from left to right, top to bottom.
Here are spirals in different sizes to create an undulating surface. As the threads are pulled up creases appear within and between the circles. The threads are left to lie over them. Below that sample is a narrower and more tightly spiralled version of an edge idea and unlike the version above the elements are detatched.
Here is an illusion of extreme flatness, the thread and fabric being stretched diagonally.
A further CB idea: organdie tucked and stitched at varying intervals
Still a surface, but this time opaque, pleated and densely stitched, the holes possibly imitating the light through the hedge bottom.
Long stretched out, soft fabric rolled,wrapped in thread and knotted. Here are a cluster of individual shapes. They stretch between and beyond each other
Strips of organza wrapped round cocktail sticks ( CB again) cut to length like blackthorn stems and spikes: hard, unrelenting in their threat and reaching out.
And finally, a translucent tucked and seamed landscape. Instead of stretching upwards. like the black thorn it lies along the ground.