Abstract art is one of my favorite types of art. My abstract pieces often turn to have geometric elements in them.
Last week, I started to explore how to use threads (or stitch) to create a piece of abstract art I’d previously designed. So this week, I pick up from where we left off last week – the right hand side of the work in progress.
Here’s a picture of where we left off last week.
Picking up from here, I proceeded to create a similar look on the right hand side as is on the left but this time using thread exclusively. It was a little difficult to work on this piece, first because it’s small. Secondly, I didn’t leave enough room at the edges of my work to hold on to while stitching.
Here’s the final look when I was done stitching. Compare both sides and see what the differences are. I’ll highlight a few of these differences in the Tools and Tips Section below.
I didn’t realize that I’d missed one little part of the design till I looked at the original sketch from last week. If you take a look, you’ll notice that I’m missing the diagonal line that cuts across the orange rectangle that sticks out from the right hand side. I guess I’ll have to fix that later.
Below is a short video showing me drawing and stitching the drawing.
Tips, Tools and Techniques: Abstract Art in Stitch (Part 2)
Here are a few observations I made when I compare both sides of this abstract art piece.
- Intense color is more easily attained with fabric than with thread. Because thread is so thin, you’ll have to repeatedly stitch to make the thread color intense.
- It’s possible to color exclusively with fabric. Since dense stitching introduces fabric distortions, It’s not easy to do the same with thread
- A combination of thread and fabric coloring creates visual interest.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this new piece. It’s very different from any of the others, I’ve created so far. Let me know what you think about it in the comments section.
Watch and read about the entire Stitch The Sketch series.