After the complexity of making High Country Lupins #3, I have felt an urge to simplify my work. Recently, I have been exploring pared back lines, fields of colour and the design principle of economy. And guess what I am discovering anew? Elegant simplicity is hard. Really hard. From a visual perspective, every line and shape counts and every awkward angle calls for attention. From a technical perspective, piecing these designs presents an engineering challenge.
This is the latest composition on my design wall A River Ran Through It:
Perhaps stitching texture will help soften the seam lines and dye gradations in the background. I am using a variegated thread and straight (ish) line quilting from edge to edge. Here’s a practice postcard (4x6in):
KIS, KIS, KIS: Keep it Simple.