Not too much progress has been made on the collection to date but I am beginning the process of collating ideas into manageable chuncks. For a few weeks my studio has been displaying my favourite images that dad sent me
I am not sure if I will use the architectural images or not - it feels like maybe that should be a separate collection. The flushwork would lend itself so well to colour work and the pargetting would be amazing as cabling and knit and purl stitches. I do love the idea of injecting the colour of the Suffolk pink into the collection - it was made by mixing ox blood into the lime mixture.
I've been playing around a little with colour, using palettefx.com to make some colour palettes from my favourite pictures of the set.
I find these really surprising and very helpful for identifying colours that will work well together yet still giving a suggestion of the source.
The stash has been fondled and assessed to see if some of the pieces can be made from stash.
The notebook has been getting lots of scribbles in it as I review my favourite stitch dictionaries looking for inspiration. I am looking at stitches that have movement and undulation.
So my next step will be swatching because I like to play with the stitch pattern and see what item, garment or accessory I think it would lend itself well to before I sketch... (s)watch this space...
Do you have any favourite tools or techniques for assembling design ideas?