The puttering consists of making small versions of designs or parts of designs. I always want to have stitching to hand when I need it, and don't ever want to feel pushed to produce make-work stuff. So I've printed up a few pieces on cotton, two of which I've quickly snapped here with a pencil to show size.
I am also progressing happily through my relief printmaking, with another session of first proofing today. Here below is a snap of some of the proofs before they went onto the rack.My reading is print-oriented too, having moved on from Degas to Kiefer, after which I shall continue with another couple of books on relief work: Michael Rothenstein's Frontiers of Printmaking: new aspects of relief printing - published in 1966, so not quite so new! And the not-yet-published Peter Green - The Workmanship of Uncertainty which is due to arrive at the end of the month.