Please join me for the Fall 2020 Hand Stitching class! Five 2.5 hour sessions (10:00 AM - 3:30 PM eastern US time) starting on Wednesday, September 30. For more information and to register: https://www.theartleague.org/shop/class/online/hand-stitching/
|Jude J: Texture Stitch Challenge|Texture
was the theme for class #3 in the Spring session of Hand Stitching ONLINE (offered through The Art League School)
. Discussion focused on the concepts of Actual Texture (texture you can touch) versus Visual Texture (the representation of texture using marks) in art. Marks made with hand stitching can cover both categories as seen above in Jude J.'s piece. The marks created with stitch are representative of a nest or fur (visually) but one could also feel the actual texture of the raised stitches on the fabric's surface.
|Barbara B. Texture Stitch Sampler|
Another topic discussed was that of Stitch Density. Dense areas of stitching are more effective when surrounded by areas of less dense stitching.
|Barbara B. Texture Stitch Challenge|
In this class session, students were also challenged to create a "new" stitch by combining stitches covered in the first three sessions. Jill B. met the challenge and even drew these beautiful illustrations!
|"New" stitches by Jill B.|
|Sampler of "new" stitches by Jill B.|
I continue to be inspired by watching my students explore each class theme. I hope you enjoy viewing their work with a focus on Texture.
|Jill B.: Texture Stitch Challenge|
|Carolyn L.: Texture Stitch Sampler|
|Irene C.: Texture Stitch Sampler|
|Kristin A.: Texture Stitch Challenge|
|Judy P.: Texture Stitch Challenge using commercial fabric|
|Martha P.: Texture Stitch Challenge|
|Myania M.: Texture Stitch Challenge|
|Roberta A.: Texture Stitch Challenge|
|Sherry W.: Texture Stitch Sampler|
|Susan T.: Texture Stitch Challenge using hand painted fabric.|
|Susan T.: Texture Stitch Challenge using hand painted fabric|