Friday, 3 May 2013

Blacks and Whites and Brights

This week, there has been more playing around with black and white and bright colours - and adding in a nod to circles and ovals ... with maybe a vague reference to mosaics with a future exhibition requirement in mind.


I think I've recently been trying to develop something I've unconsciously had in mind for sometime - the possibility of juxtaposing black and white and bright colours and working in stitch in a more graphic and abstract way. 

Though the colour reproduction is disappointing here, I feel  this is a step nearer to what I'm after and see this possibly as a large wall piece. The solid, dashed and dotted lines give an ordered contrast to the 'scribbled' colour in the tiles and there is a good interplay of shapes. 

Now I need to complete some small experimental tile shapes to work out the stitch lines and some possible ways to represent the blocks of colour.... interesting times.....

6 comments:

  1. I'm loving this, it's going to be difficult to maintain that wonderful interplay of the static tiles and the lively and dynamic circle shapes.Stitch can all to easily weigh down a design but I guess the challenge is what we are all fascinated by.

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    1. You've identified the challenge in a nutshell! Just what I want to achieve.... Must do some small trials to see if I can find a way to pull it off...

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  2. The circles have a real stitchy feel to them and work well with the more solid squares.

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  3. Thanks very much for your comment - it's very reassuring to know that someone else can see my thoughts as I drew the circles!

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  4. Such vibrant colours! I hope you'll share your experiments as you go along...machine and hand stitch??...the textures will be wonderful I am sure!!

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    1. I will share indeed Marny. I hope to start tomorrow - machine and hand stitch indeed - a frequent mixture for me. I rarely use machine stitch alone. I love the feeling of cloth in hand as I hand stitch and also the greater control over marks and their position - or maybe it's just that I don't have full control of my machine...!

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