Beginning this project, I wanted to use some of the many small dyed and printed pieces, which I had also used in the 3 two-layered pieces (Symmetry, Remembered Contours, Matrix/Mourning Doves).
Working within my theme of the golden spiral I hand-pieced two rectangles to approximate the geometry of this fascinating form. Fabric is so forgiving of the imprecise!
I created a stencil tracing the line of the spiral with a series of dots getting smaller and smaller (using my Japanese punch), and then both discharged and rice paste resisted the pattern; with a wash of turquoise dye paint in between. The mis-registration of the stencil created little mini-lunar eclipses and double-dots.
4 thoughts on “Creating a spiral”
Oh that’s beautiful-now I begin to see where your thinking is going. I have played with the golden spiral on paper but never on cloth.I love the movement the dots and spirals are adding, especially the little moons, but they also give a meditative quality.
thank you … I enjoy the surprises that often result from process …
fabukous tiny eclipse gong on there. just wonderful dots!
When I saw those dot patterns, I somehow know you’d appreciate them! 🙂