top ten for 555 /////
10 - I got this to make the sun, I thought it would be magical but the slippery texture meant it was fickle and hard to work with so I didn’t end up using it as much as I thought I would.
09 - This is the colour on Chinese phoenix wings, which is more like a rainbow peacock than a fire bird. In real life the blue is a lot more vibrant.
08 - I haven’t used this one yet, it was a gift from Art Angel who asked me to be involved in their “Thinking Time” project. Whilst I was thinking, I ended up doing a lot of sewing. And all of my lockdown embroideries are going on a jacket.
07 - I really love this one, it’s the darkest part of the inside of the rabbit’s ear.
06 - I got this for the clouds. When I was in the embroidery shop, I was genuinely shocked at how many different shades of white there were - and how they all looked so different. Someone could make an ambient album about that.
05 - This one looks very popular, I must have used it on a lot of things. Phoenix feathers, dragon’s mane, rabbit paws. On it’s own it isn’t very inspiring, but marking it higher for being a good team player.
04 - Of all the shades of water, this is the one I like best
03 - By the time I got to this, I had mastered the silky thread. Still annoying to work with, but easier if you split it into six tiny strands. This is the colour of snake tongue and phoenix comb.
02 - I got so into the greens, most of my favourites I’ve completely used up - this is one of the last ones I have left. It’s so acidic I can taste it. It’s mixed into the dragon and the snake.
01 - This is basically the mood of 2020 for me, the colour I have used more than any other - must have got through ten if not more filling in all the empty space. But in the negative space there is possibility and opportunity.