Saturday, June 21, 2014

Inspiration For Embroidery - Graphics

Our last look at Inspiration For Embroidery by Constance Howard published in 1966. This group are basic shapes, turned with creativity into works of art. Look around you and try seeing as she does.
"Machine Embroidery: an exercise in the use of pure hues. Sister Marie Louie"
"The square and the rectangle divided as a basis for pattern distribution. This may be done symmetrically or asymmetrically, a circular arrangement may be placed within a square and visa versa. These main divisions may be broken down into smaller ones, according to the scale of the design, after which details are worked out."
"Distribution of pattern within the circle and the semi-circle. These lines and areas give only the main direction of movement on which pattern is built up from the broad basis to the fine detail."
"The square. Increased in width by mathematical proportions. The radius of the diagonal gives the next width. Squares spaced equally and unequally. The square cut into squares and rectangles, also divided into squares and rectangles. Embroidered squares using satin stitch and couching. Stitches formed as squares. Fabric cut diagonally and joined. Other diagrams show ideas for using the square."
"Ideas based on bottles. Man-made objects are a good source of designs for embroidery and give an inexhaustible number of ideas."


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