Saturday, August 20, 2016


Cone 1 almost completed, Lori LaBerge  2016

Hooking and whipped edges were completed this week. I am now deciding on placement of metal bars. The wavy edge on the piece will mean using a level for stitching the bars in place to get them straight. Rather than whip all the edges with dark gray, I decided to bring red into the edge to add variety.

The bar on the left is a bit too high on top drawing the eye too far up and causing the balance of the work to be off a bit. It only needs to be slightly above the cone height so it will have to be lowered before being stitched in.  

 Design for "Curve Ahead",  Lori LaBerge  2016

Living in the mountains means driving quite a few curvy roads. On our last trip we saw multiple "curve ahead" signs, leading to a new project. I wanted to portray the signs receding so decided to create them in descending size. They will go from 12" X 14' to 4" X 6".

 Color plan for "Curve Ahead", Lori LaBerge  2016

Bolder colors will be used in the larger pieces and the values will be less strong as the pieces descend in size. Metal bars will be added on top of the work. 

The smallest section on the rug frame

I learn from every piece that is worked on. I enjoy the planning and design process, the thought that goes into each piece and the challenges I sometimes face part way through a project.

Art exercise--
Try designing a piece containing multiple parts that will be cohesive when placed together.

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