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Design Thoughts : The Slip

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27 May 2008

Design Thoughts : The Slip

The more I think about having a slip at the bottom centre of the piece, the less comfortable I am.

I am 'doing what *I* want to do" in the design to a certain extent (eg mixing Elizabethan with full stumpwork) but I think the slip might be going a bit too far.

Slips were used dotted around on the larger soft furnishings.

Pillows (although this will be a hanging) were pure scrolling vine, right out to the edges, or (I think was a bit later) had a figurative scene in the middle and a foliate border.

I think having the slip will muck up the beauty of the geometry of the scrolling vine design.

So I'll do the design cut off so that the vines emerge from the bottom just where the straight line is (above where that rose in the bottom middle currently is)

I also thought, for laughs, I'd draw up the complete design sized for a single scroll frame.

I really do want lots of places for flowers tho. This whole point of this exercise is to try out lots of different techniques for different flowers and leaves. I can add some more minor vines, but don't want to loose the strength of that basic design shown above.

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1 Comments:

OpenID paulahewitt said...

I agree - you dont want to mess with the intergrity of the design *too* much :) but I think slips may be ok - one for the big rose perhaps, but dont add any more vines etc to spoil the symetry perhaps.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008  

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