Simple design = Visual strength
Designs do not need to be complex in order to be effective. The use of colour and perspective, combined with a simple design concept, combine in Thread Sketching in Action No 81 – On Grid – to create a strong, visually effective design.
The bonus is, it was also easy to make! 🙂
No 81 – On Grid
Perspective plays a major rôle in this design, with each set of power poles becoming progressively smaller and, apparently, closer together.
In addition, you will also notice that any detail in the poles becomes less distinct, the further away they are.
Anyone who has taken my Fabulous Fabric Landscapes online course will have explored the numerous effects of distance in a landscape – how distance affects size, colour, detail and clarity.
The stitching in this design is comprised entirely of regular, straight free motion stitching, so, once the actual design is worked out, the stitching was relatively simple to implement.
Much of the stitching here can be achieved using one continuous line of stitch, simply moving from one pole to the next.
The only curved element in the design is the power lines themselves, which loop from one pole junction to the next.
Want to learn more?
If you’d like to learn more about Thread Sketching, creating layered Fabric Landscapes, or using regular and free motion ZigZag stitch, then check out my online courses available at the Deborah Wirsu Arts Academy.
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