Last day at work before Contemporary Quilt Summer School with Jo Budd on theme of 'Microcosm to Macrocosm. We were asked to bring an item with sufficient colour, texture and interest to work from . I instantly thought of the piece of wood I found on the Thames tow path on the way to work (and which my work colleagues were rather unimpressed with when I came in brandishing my trophy). I've had to rethink my bag from the planned small trundly suitcase to large backpack to accommodate it - see who I can demolish in the tube when turning round!
We'll be painting and dyeing so was looking through my stash for white or plain when I came across this wonderful piece of African damask batik which I shall sneek in my bag. I don't usually do much deying ( apart from Indigo ) although I like to use other peoples, especially when it has the added benefit of supporting livelihoods.