I must admit, I had some problems with the Challenge this month, in that I could not really reconcile the challenges in the book with those Sue B had set, if you didn't want to work in paint. The August Chapter/Challenge in The Artist's Muse Book is actually called Pouring On Creativity, and the challenges are about pouring paint...... Sue suggested we take 6 to 12 fabrics, all sorts, and tear into strips, then weave them. I knew what the end result would be, that was my problem. I could not get them to look anything other than woven strips of fabric (no movement at all, not like runny paint that you slosh all over the place!) I have, in the past, done 'curved weaving' where you cut random curves into two pieces of fabric, then weave them together, but as I say this uses only two large pieces, not many strips.
However, I eventually decided to cut the strips up and stitch them back together, hopefully creating some movement in the lines of weaving.
It worked, to a degree. We also had to make something with the fabric we made - I made these four postcards. The fabrics I used included silk, satin, netting, organza, chiffon, velvet, dyed garden fleece, cheesecloth, cotton, lace and fancy yarns. I should have used a lot of different colours, as well as textures, but I knew it would look a mishmash, and I woulnd't like it, so I controlled the outcome from the start by my colour choice. I therefore missed the point of the Challenge which was(according to the Book) ' to let go and allow yourself to create chaos' and 'give up control' ...... whoops! better luck with the next challenge.