Jude...i am in the deepest Gratitude to you for your willingness to make that suggestion. i Never in my wildest dreams would have thought of it as a solution. Thank you. Way More than Thank You.
and i once again had done what i seem to do, to think i am just trying out possibilities, but then get caught up in the Going. The scraps were attached only to a thin piece of tea dye muslin. not enough. but i really don't want the added energy of harem cloth inbetween, so i looked for something to use as the "back". Of course, i looked at all my plant dye pieces, which could have worked, but then i thought of finding something in the shelves of Thrift Cloth. This orangy amber was almost it. but too much.
and then...maybe this blue?, which was a skirt...it's beautiful fabric....but no. it's TOO blue. which makes the point again that i need to really work at overdyeing with plant materials to "cut" the too primary ness of a lot of the Thrift Shop cloth from clothing. I'll remember now. it's warming up. i think that copper pot with Coral Berry might work with this blue.
i looked at this a long long time. WHY?, is the blue too blue? and i looked at what remains pinned to the wall...how similar they all are and maybe i need to be daring and use Too Blue. but i don't want to.
so i found some very soft cotton weave that is just one notch stronger than the muslin . this is it. In a way, i wish i could have used the other brighter colors. but not here. not for this Cloth. it's a Love Cloth and this softness is it. it originally was some kind of runner with cross stitch on it which i haven't quite finished picking out...you can see a little at the bottom.
and i didn't say anything about the slipstream, the WIND current. after the first pressing, i added that piece of Wind and pressed again. Now it tells the Story.
and i'm thinking about how differently i feel tonight from last night when nothing was going right. i'm not sure what to think. Without Jude offering help, i would have given up. there would be a great sense of uneasiness to doing that. Tonight, it can just Go. it's not the REAL sky, not the REAL "air", but it is real enough to tell the Story. so i think about this. about how i almost gave up. how i so easily could have.