At last I have had the time and inclination to get started on the cauldron. I am working this off cloth and will attach it to the whole once all the surface stitching has been done
The backing is calico. I tie-dyed a small piece of cotton for the central yoni-shaped heart of the cauldron.
Looking through my stash I came across this piece of cotton with all the lovely arches which I thought would work well for the rest of the cauldron, as per my sketch. However, the colour is definitely not right, much too light and bright – I want earth colours – so:
I mixed up some blue and some yellow procion dyes to get a sludgy green and painted the arches fabric to see what would happen. It paled somewhat once dry but I am happy enough with it – once stitching has been done to the surface the look and the colour will change again.
This picture was taken outside and shows the colours a little better. It is all tacked/basted and now ready for stitching.
There is movement again.