Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Inspiration: Vintage

What was I thinking?

This is the Vintage Rectangle in the Go Crochet! Afghan Design Workbook.  (I got more books IN by the way, so if anyone needs a signed or unsigned copy... see the right sidebar for the Paypal link).

I was thinking... 'hmm, I could use some motifs in the book with some dimension' and 'I need some join-as-you-go ones too'. 

A dense flowery middle seemed to need a lacy/open background.  To create lace, I introduced chain spaces for maximum openness. Also convenient for joining as you go. The flower has dimension because I added too many stitches in each stitch. By crowding extra stitches in there, it makes them ruffle as they all try to fit. 

Can you see the dark purple base under the blue flower?  I thought this third color helped add "depth" to the motif and set the green off as a "frame" like a photo frame. So, it gives the feel of a keepsake flower, pressed and dried, placed in a photo frame. Another way to add "depth" to the motif is by choosing light, medium, and dark shades to give the illusion of front, middle, back.

And THAT is what I was thinking. :)


Haley said...

So cool! I'm loving Inspiration Wednesday! It is fun to know the background thought process for your awesome creations. Thanks for sharing :o)

CrochetBlogger said...

Love learning about the inspiration and thought process behind your crochet work!

crazymotheringchick said...

I finally got this book, and I love it. I will be making many things using these motifs, I am sure.