Monday, August 13, 2007

Eye for Fiber Meeting, July

Below you'll find a group of design teasers I led at my monthly fiber group meeting. The writing's a bit dry, but hey---I can't be all fabulous all the time. Can I? Working with paper was quick and dirty...and FUN! So, break out those magazines and get cookin'.

First up, we picked one color, a more intense version of that color, and it's complement. Then we cut out graphic designs to make positive/negative images.

Secondly, we chose complementary colors, then chose more paper to create an analogous + complement color scheme. We used the analogous colors to fill space.

Lastly, we did a group exercise, round robin style:

This was great fun!

How could these exercises translate into fiber? The first one might be interesting as thread painting or quilting. What if a design is quilted in yellow thread on black fabric? What if it's black thread on yellow fabric?

Could the analogous color exercise be used to design a literal image such as a face? How might this idea translate into a traditional quilt block?

The elements in our final exercise pull it all together. We started by dividing space (anything but in half!), then we added text, black and white elements, printed image, and finally filled out the design to balance it. Think of all the ways you could add these elements with fiber......

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Cathy- I met you when you were a baby and haven't seen you since. I am your mother's cousin, Judy, in NJ. She gave me your site address and every now and then I check what you've been up to. I am a K-8 art teacher. I often do exercises with my students like the ones you did with your group and plan to "steal" your idea for a round robin. I think my older students would love it. I can see it coordinating with books or altered books.