Art + Quilt: Design Principles and Creativity Exercises by Lyric Kinard

By Lyric Kinard

Secrets for quilting good fortune are awarded via quite a few ideas, workouts, and insider tips on how to motivate beginner quilters and skilled fabric artists to make actual artistic endeavors. Simplifying the elemental basics of paintings and instructing the underlying ideas of the visible language, this advisor explores texture, form, line, colour, and cost with examples and hands-on workouts. crucial principles--such as point of interest, stability, repetition, scale, and space--are paired with creativity routines whereas visitor essays, visitor art, and encouraging art from the writer let readers to investigate how different artists make the most of key creative parts or ideas and spot the best way to effectively use those parts of their personal paintings. either a private creativity trainer and a consultant for a hobbyist or expert artist, this reference clarifies quilting pursuits and takes the craft to the subsequent point via layout and composition.

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9. Use pins, a glue stick, or fusible web to keep the pieces in place. 10. Use hand or machine stitches to quilt and/or embroider the piece, emphasizing shape. 11. Feel free to add any embellishments as long as they continue the study of shape. A pointed oval becomes a leaf with a few modifications. 32 ART + QU I LT E X ERCISE Shape: Active vs Stationary 1. Use a piece of 8" x 10" (20 x 25 cm) muslin or batting as a foundation. 2. Choose a dark, solid fabric. 3. Cut out several shapes and arrange them on your base.

Take notes on which exercise you were working on and what you learned. 7. Add this piece (or a picture of it) to your sample notebook. A deliberately unbalanced work, with a heavy weight in the top of the frame feels uncomfortable, even dangerous. It takes only a tiny bit of a bright color to balance much larger shapes in duller colors. THE PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN 63 portion Scale and Pro ation to humans; rel The size of a work in s within the work nt me ele of e the siz her. in relation to each ot Embellishments We quilt artists love to embellish our work with everything from fuzzy yarns to funky beads and doodads.

Use two 8" x 10" (20 x 25 cm) pieces of fabric and batting as a base. 2. Choose a contrasting piece of fabric and cut out a number of identical shapes. 3. Arrange the shapes in a repeating pattern on your base fabric. 4. Rearrange them several times until you find a pleasing composition. Ask Yourself . . How much repetition is too much? What would make this composition more interesting? These repeated shapes vary in only the smallest ways. What would happen if you varied one color or shape?

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