Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Inspiration: Eyelet Motif

This is the 'Eyelets' motif from my book, Go Crochet! Afghan Design Workbook.
It's one of the 10 square motifs in the book.

What was I thinking?
I was thinking about 'negative space', just a fancy word for what's NOT there, the holes!  I wanted to feature the holes in some way. Also, I like the idea of a foreground, a middle ground, and a background all in one motif.  Kinda like a story or piece of music has a beginning, a middle and an end.  The foreground is the long yellow treble crochets. The trebles also serve to stretch out the chain loops of the first round, creating a tension like a bow in a bow and arrow set. The middle ground is the green, and the background is the spaces. You could argue that the green is the background, but I like the way post stitches and overlay techniques create depth in an otherwise 2-D piece.

I was also thinking of crisp white cotton eyelet fabric, the kind that makes lovely summer night gowns, starched kitchen curtains and trims for baby bonnets.   If I had done the motif in all white though, likely it would have been more difficult to see the depth when it was photographed.

Here is an example of eyelet trim fabric from JoAnn's.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is a gorgeous motif! I love the depth!

I'm not one to do squares so I haven't gotten it. Wait. I mean, I'm someone who does 2 squares and gets bored! LOL! But that motif makes me want you book. :)