We have talked about color wheels, but now we need to deconstruct them down a little bit and see how they are built. In pulling the color wheels apart, you will begin to see how you can apply the same steps to begin to explore color and thread more on your own.
As we have previously seen, there are many different ways that color can be organized and studied. We don’t need to look at all of them to get us playing with color in fabric and thread. But looking at some of them will help us make good decisions in choosing colors.
The blackwork fill we’re looking at today is a very basic geometric fill, in that it has a grid element to it, and then the center square repeat. With the two elements to it, you can play with color and thread to change the look. Adding variegated threads into the mix really gives you some […]
With all my talk about playing with thread, fabric, blackwork, and color, I wanted to stop for a moment and share with you some of our designs which would be good ones for a new (or experienced) blackwork stitcher to play with. I’ve pulled 18 designs which showcase blackwork fills beautifully, and also are not […]
Today’s Friday Fill gives us an opportunity to play with depth in our needlework fill samplers. It’s a very definitive and simple repeat, but it also gives full coverage of your fabric, leaving no holes exposed.
Once more, we’re going to show how easy it is to “design” your own fills as you go. Coming up with blackwork fills can be an endless opportunity, so as you stitch blackwork keep your eyes open for ideas.
The inner nerd in me craves order, and there are all kinds of color systems out there that somehow put color into an analytical order. Let’s dive in and find out what all those color geeks have been up to!
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Once you begin to play and become more comfortable with blackwork fills, you should begin to really get the creative juices flowing. As you’re stitching, you may begin to come up with your own fills that work perfectly for just the spot you’re stitching in.
Today’s blackwork Friday Fill, takes the fill from 2 weeks ago (FF002), and just changes the shape of the repeat. Instead of being square, this one brings on the diamonds. But, this fill also seems to take on two lives, depending on how you view it.