Design Play – Introduction

Hiya, all. We are starting a new class. Today we begin playing with design. I am going to share some of the things I’ve observed, some things I’ve been taught myself, and some things I’ve learned all by myself.

We will be discussing colour and texture. And we will be discussing shapes and spaces. There will be exercises to help unblock ‘designer’s block’ – you know, the same as writer’s block only relating to design.

By the end of this class, made up of however many lessons are needed, you should be able to draw on your own imagination and apply some rules to it and be left with a reasonable piece, ready to be worked.

These lessons can be used no matter what your milieu. They are  equally useful to needlework and to beading, to fashion design and interior decoration, to anything at all.

Questions? Comments? Please add your observations to this set of lessons: it helps make the classes more interesting.

That’s it for now –    … Helene …

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Note to Self 2 – Fire Mountain Resource

Another great download about beading from Fire Mountain Gems.  It has some history and some how-tos about beading and has something in it for beginners and seasoned beaders.

http://www.firemountaingems.com/beading_information/beading_resources.asp?docid=BEADMAKERSHANDBOOK

 

I neither work for nor receive compensation from Fire Mountain Gems.  This link to Fire Mountain is for the convenience of the reader only.