I know what I want for my C&G assessment piece -- in my head, anyway. I can visualize it. So...I set out to make a sample -- 9" square unfinished -- and began to audition for layout and colour.
First, the photo inspiration (a slice of a larger photo):
And its partner in grey-scale:
And the paper collage (from an earlier assignment):
And now the samples (note: nothing is attached; it can still be changed):
The first sample has commercial fabric for sky, brown and green background, and recycled sweater (inside out) for the "hills" or distant bushes. arlee barr's eco-dyed cotton is used for the tree trunks throughout. In the final piece I plan to add some bark texture with snips of painted fusible web.
The second sample has hand-dyed recycled sari silk ribbon for the 'hills', my own rusted muslin for the brown background and purchased hand-dyed green fabric in the foreground.
The third sample is the same as the second, but the sari silk has been swapped out for the recycled sweater, cut narrower and placed right-side out.
I like this last one best, but I don't have enough of that green to make a large piece (minimum is 18" square)...I don't know if I can duplicate it as I didn't dye this one myself. I also don't have a large enough piece of this particular sky fabric, which is commercially printed, but I do have a larger one I hand-dyed, which I'm saving for the final piece.
P.S. 10 posts to 950...and another give-away. Stay tuned.
Oh -- and my friend P's Barn Swallow Scarf is finished. Here it lies across the top of my easy chair: