The course notes for this part advise laying out my fabric samples and organising them into colour groups. The notes also say to cut a sample from each and pin them to my pinboard. I have too much fabric to do this. I have spent some time sorting out what I have and this amounts to a wall full of shelves stacked with old curtains, clothing, sheets and upholstery sample books; drawers full of smaller bundles of fabric and boxes containing smaller (but I think useful) scraps and trimmings:
The sheer quantity means I couldn’t possibly start cutting out samples and pinning them to a board. I have therefore decided to move on to the next stage and go straight to looking at my sketchbook for some images to develop.