The last element to study was Texture. Texture is an important element in quilting and textile work, it can provide interest and variety and it can also add realism to a quilt.
There are two types of texture;
Tactile texture is how the cloth or surface feels; silk and wool are good examples of tactile texture.
I use a lot of tactile texture in my crazy quilts and my underwater quilts.
|Under the Reef detail showing texture|
|Under the Reef starfish using wool and beads|
|Under the Reef detail, using silk for the blue fish|
Visual texture is implied by the pattern on the fabric, especially fabrics that have rocks, stones, flowers and grasses printed on them.
Here is a photo of the background of one of my underwater quilts, the fabrics I chose have a lot of visual texture.
|Under the Reef background|
Next year we are going to study the Principles of Design using the Sandra Meech book.
Bye for now,