I took a small sample of fabrics as I had nothing in mind to do. I'm not sure if this was a good idea or not. It did mean that I didn't have too much stuff to think about but I also came up with a rather muted collage.
One of the exercises was to make a recognisable image using collage. Quite a few of us chose trees, without any collaboration about what to do.
Then we were to cut the collage up and put it back together in a pleasing design.
We ran out of time (due to other things happening in the class) and I finished it at home.
I cut it up and laid it out in a variety of ways, using the same background cloth. Not very inspiring!
I came across a piece of fabric that I had recently sun-dyed; it seemed to be in a similar colour range, so I decided to use that.
Once I thought it might do, I did some free motion sewing.
It took hours to play around with and all I have ended up with it a piece that I think might make a background for something else - or to go in the samples folder. Lucky it was just an exercise.
But I have confirmed something that has been becoming clearer to me lately, in my sewing and tapestry weaving - I like texture.