I seem to have a number of textiley things on the go and not as much time as I'd like to progress them. At the moment I'm trying to concentrate my efforts on this piece, which is based on a photograph I took of a geyser in Chile.
I've had the image printed on fabric by Fingerprint and it's roughly 140 x 75 cm. Seeing the boiling water bubbling from the geysers made me think of how the earth is both dangerous and vulnerable. I wanted the words 'dangerous and vulnerable' to emerge from the steam and I played around with different lettering.
The fabric was larger than the image size and so was pleased that they filled the fabric with images I could use for sampling.
The lettering came out stronger than I planned but my machine stitching is gradually knocking it back.
So my original plan's have been turned on their head but then I should be used to this....very rarely does my printing turn out exactly to plan. Do I enjoy printing because it's unpredictable or despite it? I think despite it!