Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sketchy details

I don't usually sketch a design out before I start designing. I typically have something in my mind, and just start going. But earlier this year, I was doodling some ideas, and actually hung onto the doodle. I thought I'd share it here. You can kind of see the process. The finished product was Measure by Measure.

Haven't been stitching much the last ten days or so. Thanksgiving was busy, and work has been busy, and it's just...well, busy. And I kind of got a little burned out with all of the designing/stitching that I did up to and immediately after market this fall. Jenny Bean needs to get started on some new projects for spring, and I will also be designing another series for Crescent Colours. Am also talking to Sharon about doing a thread pack series with her for a band sampler (kind of reproduction style, but an original design.) Hope all is well out there -- stay in touch!


Unknown said...

Wow, you have so much on your plate - I don't know how you do it, but you do all of it well!

Can't wait to see what Jenny Bean is up to next!

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said... I thought you used some fancy software program!! Love it!!

Theresa said...

I do use a software program to actually create the graph, but occasionally I just use a pen and a piece of scratch paper. That's the least inhibiting.

Jennifer said...

I can't wait to see what you are Sharon are up to! Do you think it will be ready for Nashville?

Theresa said...

Yes, the plan is to have another series for Nashville similar to the Christmasland idea on the band sampler, though...we'll see what we can get done!

Carol said...

Hi Theresa--Thanks for posting your sketches of this design. I think one of the things that has held me back from stitching all the stuff I have in my head is that I don't know how to get it out of my head and onto paper/fabric. Seeing your sketches has helped me to realize that things don't need to be perfect, or really detailed. Just enough to get the idea. It's like you've opened a new window for me!