The other way in which I work is to do what I call "intentional play". I'm playing, in the sense that I have no pre-conceived vision or expectations for the cloth. I take it one step at a time and let the cloth "speak to me" to build each layer. It is intentional in that I choose a surface design technique, a certain approach to color or a compositional style and focus on that as I work on the piece. The spontaneity is a nice complement to the more planned approach.
Right now I have some ideas for a series based on the first approach, but they are still forming and are not yet ready to be applied to cloth. So my studio time has been spent on the second approach. I have a pile of fabric in various stages of printing and dyeing. Each day I add another layer, wash them all out the next morning and start on the next layer. I have no idea what I'll do with them, but I'm not concerned about that now.
Below are photos of some of the things I'm working on. All were created with one or more resists (of course!) and will end up with several more layers before I'm through.