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Free-Motion Contour Stitching/ Color & Composition Exercise 3

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

Let me first say that I am having post-holiday blahs. Everything seems to require more energy than I have! And I have a lot to do so I need to get my pizazz back. This is about all that I accomplished today. The first pic illustrates using the sewing machine as a pencil and drawing on the right side of the brain.


This is the same still life from yesterday with the shadows in a different orientation. You are not allowed to draw on the fabric – just start stitching and draw the design with needle and thread. It was fun.

The optional exercise was to take yesterday’s contour cut still life and free motion stitch to add more complexity. Here is mine:


It gives much more definition to the design. I used a variegated thread so that I didn’t have to stop and start and let the left brain get back in control again.

I lied about what I accomplished today! I also got in a couple of hours of work on the SDA website. I’m off to bed for a good night’s sleep.

Contour Cutting Exercise 2/Color & Composition

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

Here is my new still life. Had to create a new one!


Here is the Contour Cutting of a Realistic Design:


We were to cut identical shapes and create an abstract design that is vertical, horizontal, circular, diagonal, radiating, grid, framed/border, symmetrical or asymmetrical. Then we are to ask a friend which one it is to verify that we have actually done that composition. So I am asking you – what composition is this?


I am going to do the stitching stuff tomorrow before my still life goes south again!!