Tuesday, September 17, 2019

A Master Uses Negative Space

Gay Ann Rogers just posted photos on her website of one of her samplers (on Congress cloth I think) she designed some years ago. Look carefully at the close up of the cat and the rug it's resting on and compare them to the rest of the sampler.  The cat isn't completely stitched and the rug isn't solidly stitched, either.  That makes them look good next to the sparsely worked wallpaper behind the cat.  

It's a good lesson for those of us who aren't thinking scale and density when we work.  The best results come when you pay attention to those.

If you are curious about Gay Ann's thoughts on stitching, check out her interview with Fiber Talk.

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