Auditioning fabric

I’ve been moving fabric around all week on my design wall, for this river hanging I’m doing.  (Well, it started as two and I’m still not sure if I’m going to make it as one or two but we shall see.    It’s useful having a camera to take photos at the various stages.  I’ve got to a stage now where I think I’m fairly happy with it… the combination of fabrics together that is, no further than that…

mud hanging

The one on the left and the one on the right are two separate ones, although I might still make it into one long one with the green side at the top….  This was the first attempt.

mud hanging mark 2

This was the next attempt.  Well, more like an in-between stage really!

mark 3 on the left

Here is the next stage of the left hand size.

mark 3 on the right 

And the right side.

final version

And this is how I’ve got it at present (ignore the fabric at the top).  Apart from a few minor modifications…

horizontal stripes hanging

Do you agonize over your fabric choices like this? !

Thank you, by the way, to Brandon, for pointing me to the solution for my Windows Live Writer problem with my other blog!! It’s now sorted!

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5 Responses to Auditioning fabric

  1. Carol May 30, 2008 at 9:15 pm #

    Gorgeous fabrics Liz, look forward to seeing your finished work

  2. Jennifer Rose May 30, 2008 at 11:45 pm #

    I agonise over coloured pencil colours, but if I had fabric coloured like that I would be switching the colours over and over again. This looks wonderful right now 😀

  3. karoda May 31, 2008 at 3:53 am #

    Hi Liz, I do have to let choices stew for a day or two, three at the longest but like you I use a camera to look at the fabric choices and then eliminate…I also turn them into b/w images to get a good idea of the gray scale which takes priority over colour…colour the 2nd factor, scale of pattern the 3rd.

  4. Sheila May 31, 2008 at 10:15 pm #

    Oh, yes, I ALWAYS agonize over fabric choices. Spend days sometimes doing what you’ve just shown. Sometimes I just end up where I started which is a little annoying! But usually, it takes a lot of trial and error, and trying outrageous combinations as well as more obvious ones to finally get to the best solution.

  5. lotta helleberg June 2, 2008 at 2:14 am #

    Hi Liz, I can’t wait to see this project take form – you are off to a good start. I love the colors together.