Updated June 14, 202.
We’re on the home stretch for Celebrate and will finish up next week. Today’s block has a big, bold exclamation point. Behind it is an experiment in making a stitch larger which turned out differently (and better) than I expected.
The stitch is Giant Diagonal Cashmere (diagrammed above). When I made this stitch larger something interesting happened, the bigger blocks became more obvious than the diagonal feel of the stitch and a boxy, but not rigid background appeared. I really like the result and am thinking of other canvases which could use it.
The exclamation point is one I designed just for this sampler. I wanted it to have that Mod look of graphics in the Sixties. Because the background is dark (Burmilana), it doesn’t stand out quite so much, but on white it would be very Mod indeed.
Here’s a rundown of the sampler so far: