Layering – Part II

Edna-bannerIn a recent post I uploaded photographs of the layering process. I used green dyes for the new top layer on a square silk twill scarf. Here, is another combination of colours on the same original coloured background, but this time on a long scarf.Old-Edo-long

I have used the same approach, drawing on a new set of motifs,

Edna-long-new-motifs

then adding the colour. This time I have used the greens and bronzes,

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but have changed the whole feel by adding a rich rose pink and a pale powder pink instead of the lemon yellow.

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I think the finished scarf is now a more dynamic, flowing piece.

Edna-Long-finished

It is available Edna Long on Agnes Ashe.

Edna-long-boxed copy

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6 Responses to Layering – Part II

  1. margaret21 says:

    That’s interesting. I always enjoy your posts describing the creative process.

  2. Yes, I agree, I think the added layers really introduce so much richness to the scheme, so much depth. I really like what you are doing here.

    • agnesashe says:

      Thanks 😊 – I have enjoyed doing these. Much more free-flowing than some of my work! ☺️

      • I think the very idea that you have let go of the old design and yet it influences the way you go about the additions, gives you enough of a framework for a coherent result but there is room for “whatever happens” in a way a blank slate doesn’t allow – I mean that since you’ve already decided to make amendments (versus worrying, oh, this is a new piece, will I mess up) – it’s just so freeing. And I do think the layering adds so much movement to the design, sets it free.

      • agnesashe says:

        Yes, I think you are so right about that! It is a solution to the blank white page issue for sure. 😊

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