Week 5 at Ottawa School of Art
Our task this week and last was to learn 6-7 new stitches and create a drawing out of them.
I chose to make a colour wheel. I had been wanting to make one anyway to use as a teaching tool, but didn't really want the traditional painted wheel or to buy one at an art store. So I decided to make one using coloured backgrounds and various stitch types. The thread colours I chose to use on each colour in the wheel has a specific purpose; e.g. to show complementary colours or secondary colours or analogous and so on.
Rather than 6-7 stitches, I used 12 different stitches (it will actually end up being 14 as I also plan to add neutrals of black and white, which means I have a bit of homework to do to complete the whole project).
The coloured bits shown here are not stitched onto the background. I added felt to the back of each piece, then covered a lightweight board with flannel. The felt stays on the flannel and I can move them around and use only a few or however many I need at a time to teach the colour wheel.
2/25/2014 03:00:49 pm
What a fascinating project and a wonderful interpretation of a colour wheel!
2/25/2014 09:38:45 pm
Thanks - will definitely be checking in each month. All the work everyone is posting is inspirational, wonderful to see what people are working on.
2/25/2014 09:36:47 pm
Thanks - I had remembered from years ago going to Sunday School how the Minister would tell stories using felt pieces on a board. I knew that was exactly what I wanted, but didn't know if you could still get the right material. When I found out the background was flannel, well, how simple is that! It's perfect, I can focus on just a bit of the wheel at a time.
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It's taken years to discover the medium I enjoy the most. And how what I have learned before somehow fits into what I am doing now. Even when I travel my needles and threads are with me so I can continue to create while away.