Tuesday, March 21, 2017

MC Design Step 1 Done

I figured out how to do the center. Once I got that in, the beads on the leaf looked fine, so I added more; and on all the leaves as well. Then I decided that the rest of the flowers needed more beads also. So this is the final version - once I made myself stop "enhancing" it.

I need to start writing the essay - as the library books I checked out for this project are due.

Monday, March 20, 2017

MC Design Step 1 with Beads

I've added the beads to the piece. I'm not sure about the beads on the leaf (on the upper left quadrant). When I first put them in I didn't like it, but with the rest of the beads in it may be ok - they counter the swirl of the purple beads. I'm letting it gel a bit before deciding whether to add more beads to the leaves or to take them out.

Maybe after I finish the center (which I still haven't figured out what to do) I'll think about the leaf beads again...

The original design has 2 rows  on each leaf.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

MC Design Step 1

Most of the stitching is done, I'll work on the finishing touches next.  Since I still have not decided what to do about the center, I want to get a picture at this juncture in case I need to back off...

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Master Craftsman Design

Now that I have completed MC in Color, I am going for MC in Design. Step 1 is to use a motif to design a pattern. I went through a few ideas along the way; I was ready to paint the background for this brick wall design:

And then I found this one - based on a 16th century Islamic Iznik plate.  As soon I saw it I knew it is "the one".

On Dupioni Silk, so far: