Art 113 Color Fall 2020
As a color class assignment, this shows each of the color schemes (known in needlework as colorways) required. Listed are steps taken to develop a charted cross stitch or needlework. (note, I will use the word ”color” instead of ”hue, shade, tint, value etc so as to follow needlework standards)
- Selection of threads/fibers for the project. This is where the true color selection is made since the use of color pencils can not replicate the true color/hue range of threads.
- Selection of, in this project, colored pencils to match as close as possible to the thread colors. Also selection of graph paper, in this case 4 square to one inch. Usually I use 10 square per inch but it would be hard to see changes as clearly.
- Coming up with design. All of the chosen designs are of the Bargello or Flame stitch which is a repeat design. (All of the designs are my original ideas) I usually start in middle or slightly off center of design area to get the first row as a full design set. (Issues arise if you miss count as done in the Achromatic example.)
- Finally the threads, full name of each type used, fiber content, color number and dye lot number and a small sample of each thread is attached to the working drawing for later reference.
- Decisions as to what to stitch the examples on will be governed by the thread used. Given the time constraints of this project for Art 113 I was not able to stitch full samples of each set.
- ** these are examples of two items I did free hand with no color chart and I had to re-do a lot of stitches since the patterns didn’t always work the way I wanted.