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Geometrics, and why we like them?

Next week I will be making my way to Madison Wisconsin to give a workshop.  The first evening, before the beginning of class, I am going to give a talk about Geometrics.  I've been prepping for the talk, drawing examples, cutting felt to show shapes on a felt board, preparing notes, but there is one question that keeps coming up in my mind, and that is Why Do I Like Geometrics?

I've always gravitated to this type of needlepoint.  I think the first reason, and maybe the most magical, is the process of seeing a blank canvas become a work of art, right before my eyes. There is nothing on that blank ground material, and slowly bits and pieces start forming.  Sometimes they start at the middle and fan outwards, sometimes they are random, but the process is always the same, giving birth to something from nothing.  Magic.

So, do you love geometrics? Do you prefer them to... painted canvas?  Will you share your reasons? I'd love to hear from you!




Anonymous –   – (September 6, 2016 at 4:49 PM)  

Another related question is "why Geometrics vs. Abstracts?" Abstracts are also shapes, but don't have the same appeal to me as Geometrics, perhaps because of the symmetry in the latter. I would love to see your talk made available to more people, perhaps thru Needle Pointers or Needlepoint Now? MLO

BFromM  – (September 7, 2016 at 9:12 AM)  

I like all kinds of needlepoint, but I too, love Geometrics the best. I like the process of seeing the design grow across the blank canvas. I like using straight stitches to create all sorts of curves and designs.

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