One of my goals for 2012 is to explore color in a little more depth than usual. As the various challenges presented themselves, I thought these might be the perfect opportunities to try some new ideas. With that in mind, I have decided to make a fabric book with each page representing a color on the color wheel. Following the color wheel is easy since it has 12 basic colors and the year has 12 months!
I rarely work in the pure colors or with black and white combinations so that is another layer to the challenge for me. My theme will be sewing--I have some sewing motifs that are in a threadsketch style that appeals. I will be using machine embroidery with hand embroidery.
Here is the 12" block ready for its first TAST stitches. I will be hand embroidering this block during January. So, it will have all 4 weeks worth of stitches on it + embellishments. I will have a facing page that gives some room for notes and other ideas I don't put on the main page.
My plan is by the end of 2012 to have a colorful, tactile reference manual that delights the eye and reminds me of the adventure.
I am leading a small support group for the TAST. Some of the members are also making fabric books. You can follow our work here, Beginner's TAST Study Group. There is a wide variety of styles and approaches.
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