Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Level 2, Module One, Chapter 7, Free Embroidery

Chapter 7, Free Embroidery

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The red even though it is a primary colour seems to "blend" into the background. 

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I think the red and green is really vibrant and bold, perhaps the use of some more yellow around the blue circles would have been an improvement.

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I got into a bit of a space problem near the bottom and everything has melded together on the bottom line.

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Page 47 (taken with my mobile phone) 

I was happy with the background fabric - some of my snow dyed fabric. The Large D really pops out and even though it isn't a Primary colour it seems to jump out of the strong coloured background. I did make a small mistake in that I had just returned from a couple of months away and basically in my enthusiasm began sewing in straight stitch. It is the one from bottom line in orange, also the bobbin thread was showing through as my tension was set too high. Adjusted everything and used zig zag again on the last "Dazzle". Finally I wasn't happy with the way my scanner had scanned the page prior to this one. It seems too light and the colours are fainter, so I took the second picture on my mobile phone.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Level Two, Module One, Chapter 6. Resolved Sample

Ideas taken from my lounge rug.

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Mock up 1


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Fabric requirements

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Resolved Sample, print from the rug showing the colours I would base everything on. Trim ideas - used on the background fabric. Fabrics and actual threads plus a final mock up.

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Resolved Sample Number 1.

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My finished Sample has an additional three plain prairie points which I believe was needed as a contrast and for additional texture.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Level Two, Module One, Chapter 6

Prairie Points with a Purpose

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Page 37 close up

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Page 38 close up

Monday, 5 March 2018

Level Two, Module One, Chapter 5

Stitching Colours

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Mixing Colours with Thread

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Tonal Value with Threads

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Painting Tints

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Painted Colour Wheel

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Monday, 5 February 2018

Level Two, Module One, Chapter 4

This was done wrongly as I changed both the width and length of the stitch. I put it in as a sample page anyway.

Zig Zag - stitch widths

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Zig zag - stitch lengths

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Automatic Patterns 1/3

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Automatic patterns 2/3

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Automatic patterns 3/3

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Level Two, Module One, Chapter 3

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Level Two, Module One, Chapter Two

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Samples of fabrics;