A friend of mine lived on a lifestyle block north of Wellington and I have modelled this image on a little cottage and bridge on her land. This is dedicated to Jan. S.
The official opening was tonight too. Everyone who stopped to chat seemed to like it. It seems to be particularly appealing to scientists who want to know why some colours spread through the fabric faster than others. This one may radically change in colour overnight as I topped up the cups with a darker blue.
On a technical note - they are made of a very stiff type of cotton. The dye travels to where there are two layers or where there is thread embroidery. At the moment they have not had soda ash put through them so are not fixed. I cut out the outside patterns by putting all five together and cutting through all 5 with a craft knife. It was a bit like a Chinese papercut.
Now I have to go and make up the dyes for day 3. Tune in again tomorrow!