Whilst looking for something else I came across this piece of fabric – it’s old and faded and the surface is worn. I bought it from a woman years ago who, after her mother’s death, had discovered lots of pieces of cloth, all unused, all carefully folded and packaged, stored in her mother’s attic, they had been there for many, many years. She didn’t want to cut the fabric so sold them as whole pieces. On re-discovering this fabric I remembered what she had said and decided I would not cut it either, rather work onto and into it. It measures 49″ x 76″, so a fair size. Also, not my favourite colours, although I do love the feel of this aged cloth, it is cotton and so very soft, I am very much liking the fading too. It is nowhere near as bright as the photos make out, nor the purple so vivid … I shall try to get a more realistic picture.
I have made a start adding a small piece of batik – is it a flower, a windmill, a person, a sun …………..
the colours remind me of a sunset – so for the time-being this is a sunset cloth.