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Wednesday, June 08, 2016

One Thousand Picks

Actually, I think it's 1,100, but still not yet at the halfway mark.

Thank you for the encouraging comments about the color palette. My problem is that green is the background color, but because it is brighter and more saturated, it looks as if it ought to be the pattern color, and the result is not at all what I envisioned.

On the other hand, perhaps the visual confusion over what is pattern and what is ground adds some mystery and abstraction to the design.

I think I might use a small sample to try overdyeing with fuchsia, which would darken and dull the green, and make the lavendar more intense. Hmmm. Decisions, decisions...

5 comments:

Susan said...

In looking for some new blogs to read, the photograph of this weaving caught my eye. I think it is beautiful. I don't have any confusion in seeing what is pattern and what is background. I personally would not overdye it. I think the colors are lovely just as they are.

Laura Fry said...

There may be more contrast I real life, but I like it in the photo. :)

Peg Cherre said...

The more you show of this piece, the better I like it. And although I don't find it to be the case with this piece, sometimes I like it when the 'background' is more prominent than the 'pattern' anyway...it adds interest.

neki rivera said...

I agree w.your comment, that uncertain division between pattern and background makes it more visually engaging IMO

Penny Peters said...

From what I can see on the web, always a bit tricky I know, I don't see the confusion between pattern and background at all. Love love love this piece.