The fabric is an old worn linen tablecloth, I think originating at a girl's convent in Toowoomba many decades ago. I have rust and tea dyed the fabric and taken to it with a big brush and some black acrylic paint, then it was put through the washing machine.
The fabric has found its way into several art works and exhibitions. It is now somewhat familiar to me and seems like an old friend.
The format I am using is a hanging book - more on that later. Here are the first 8 letters.