Monday, 14 November 2011
Chapter 2: Stitching Tonal Columns
This sample was worked on 10 holes to the inch canvas in a range of threads: crochet, buttonhole and single strand embroidery silk. It was difficult to graduate the transition from black to white simply because they are so stark. White on black seems to show up more strongly than black on white. The spring in the threads produced a nice 3D effect because the threads on the reverse side can be glimpsed through the holes. Also, as the fine black thread crosses the white small bold white crosses appear, and as the fine white thread covers the equally fine black thread white diamonds are created.