Drawing and/or journalling have been really useful development tools for many artists, as well as a creativity record. The silk panel has been tea-dyed for 30 minutes in Liptons Intense [3 x bags; 1 x litre of near-boiling water; leave 30 minutes, rinse and iron] and was cut to a square (8.5" x 8.5") replacing a 16 piece section of the pieced silk squares. I preferred the vine pattern in the panel to run vertically (yesterday's trial had it horizontal and a 16.5" x 8.5" section). *I've called this part of the process suekate (pronounced soo-car-tee) a noun (n) and verb (v) meaning (1) the sisterhood of creativity (2) the generosity of spirit in gifting, coming from the words Sue (meaning sister) and Kate (meaning friend). Hope you have a few suekates in your life too.