backstitch

Exploring Texture and Pattern Part 6

So have started module 2 of the course which kicks off with a different stitch – backstitch.  The introductory video and accompanying workbook outlines the plan for the session which is all about discovering: How to use back stitch to create a simple pattern How using back stitch is a great way of building texture And starting to look at using back stitch as a … Continue reading Exploring Texture and Pattern Part 6

Exploring Texture and Pattern Part 5

The final module in section one of the course was designed to bring all of the previous learnings together so the creative challenge was to explore all the variable of running stitch – stitch length, spacing between stitches, spacing between rows, direction of stitch, texture of threads, tonal values of the colours, mixing in the needle and colour.   I have to say I found … Continue reading Exploring Texture and Pattern Part 5

Four stiitch

Exploring Texture and Pattern Part 4

Having created 4 samples only using horizontal stitches it was great to see that module 1:3 starts to explore stitch direction. In this section you had to create a 9 box grid and unlike the previous challenges where the objective was to make each section distinctive in this one you were asked to create a grid where the sections work in harmony. Module 1 part … Continue reading Exploring Texture and Pattern Part 4

Texture and pattern

Exploring Texture and Pattern Part 3

The second section in module one introduces the idea of mixing threads in the needle.  I didn’t realise this so played with this a bit in my third sample in the previous post but the challenge in this section is that you’re asked to play around with tone (light and dark); complimentary colours (those that sit opposite each other on the colour wheel), texture and … Continue reading Exploring Texture and Pattern Part 3

Module 1 part 1 of Exploring texture and pattern course

Exploring Texture and Pattern Part 2

So I watched the welcome video last night and following the instructions for the grid system marked out some samples ready for the practical challenge and then started module one which is all about the versatility of running stitch. Have to say I was a bit perplexed as to how they were going to get 4 different sub modules out of such a basic stitch … Continue reading Exploring Texture and Pattern Part 2

Texture and pattern

Exploring Texture and Pattern Part 1

Exploring Texture and Pattern Part 1 In February I started an online craft course called Exploring Texture and Pattern with Sue Stone. I saw Sue’s work at the Festival of Quilts last year and it was the first time I really appreciated textile art as art.  If you want to see some of her work check out – http://womanwithafish.com/.  Sue studied under probably one of … Continue reading Exploring Texture and Pattern Part 1