These days I’ve been obsessive about geometric patterns. The steadiness between easy and daring, mesmerizing and minimal seize my creativeness. So for right now’s challenge we’ll be enjoying with geometric patterns, coloration, and drawing with thread to create gift-worthy, frame-ready paintings. It’s a simple, fast and cheap residence decor challenge that requires minimal supplies, and better of all, appears to be like fancy. For added dimension I’ve used watercolors, however you possibly can skip the watercolors and leap proper to sewing the patterns with thread. Attempt utilizing a coloured card inventory to sew onto and enjoying with layered thread colours.
I’ve created a number of patterns, impressed by sacred geometry and gems, so that you can strive, however I encourage you to attract your personal patterns or make it up as you go. This technique of sewing on paper might be very intuitive, particularly for making summary, geometric patterns with straight traces. It may be so simple as making just a few holes right here and there in your paper and connecting them with thread to see what you get. Talking of thread, I’ve used my stash of silk thread for a shimmer impact, however normal DMC embroidery floss is a wonderful alternative as effectively for this challenge. Nonetheless you select to make your geometric stitched paintings, I hope this challenge is a good jumping-off level for creativity and experimenting with sample, coloration, and possibly a brand new method for drawing with thread. —Jessica
- Template (obtain under)
- Washi tape or paperclips
- Push pin or axe
- Watercolor paper
- Paint brush
- Embroidery floss
- Embroidery needle
- Thread conditioner (non-compulsory)
Step 1Print out the template, draw your personal design, or hint an present sample on printer paper. Layer the design over watercolor paper and tape or paper clip collectively to safe. Place the template and paper over a number of layers of cardboard and punch holes utilizing a push pin or axe into every level within the sample the place the traces intersect.
Step 2Utilizing the holes as guides, apply a wash of watercolor paint. Apply on one other piece of paper to get the impact you’d like. I outlined the form with a thick layer of paint after which diluted the colour by dipping the comb into the water and filling the remainder of the form with a skinny wash of coloration. Let dry. You can even skip the watercolor and leap straight to sewing.
Step 3Thread your needle with an arms size of thread and double knot the top with a ½” tail. Utilizing the template as a information, sew the sample through the use of a backstitch or leap from level to level when the sample isn’t a steady line. Watercolor paper, and paper typically, is a tough floor for thread, which may strip the sheen from thread extra rapidly and make it look tough. Use shorter lengths of thread and it’s also possible to strive utilizing a thread conditioner, like Thread Heaven, bee’s wax or perhaps a clear lip balm. Glide a skinny layer over your thread earlier than stitching.
Step 4To finish a size of thread, slip the needle underneath present stitches on the again aspect making a loop. Insert the needle and pull by means of to kind a knot.