These couple of beach photos show why I find patterns on the sand inspiring – although I have only just connected them to my current ‘holes’ focus. They are of sand ripples and drainage lines of course; but to each photo I have added some sketch lines to highlight the potential of such patterns as ‘holes’, which to me mean ‘lace’ of a freeform kind.
In this first one, I sketched in some lines to show how I see irregularly edged fabric with cut holes, and stitch on patterns suggested by the drainage lines, and knotty things of some kind like the little lumpy bits on the sand.
And in the second, I have quickly sketched around shapes to show you why I am thinking ‘free form lace ‘ of a kind.
And, if I made some holes with a crochet hook or knitting needles, both those would provide additional textures …hmm, possibilities.
I’ve already hacked various sized and shaped holes into a variety of fabrics this morning, and now they and some of the cutout bits (these in a mesh bag) are all swirling around in the long wash cycle. After a spell in the dryer I hope some interestingly frayed and inspiring pieces of fabric will take me to another step in what I have in mind.