Inspiration: to replicate the gold tooling on the spine of the book with a feminine art form. Reminiscent of the smocked dresses many of us wore as children, and for some, the memory of the women who made those dresses.
Dyes: Indigo, Madder and Goldenrod
Mordant: 3 step alum and tannin (it may take 3 days but 'oh my', the colours are so clear.)
Fabric: Recycled bed sheet and linen threads
Paper: 130 gsm recycled cartridge paper
... overdyed with Indigo to hush the fierce yellow
In situ and Unit Twelve ...