Darning patterns are a favorite for me. When all my other experiments crash and burn. It seems I can beat a safe retreat to a darning pattern. Here is what I turned to last night.
I got carried away with this one little shape. However, this is not a simple shape but a compound shape.
It’s comprised of four identical shapes in a certain relationship to each other.
I found three patterns in the green stitching of the lower sample. Perhaps you’ll see more. In that piece it is just a matter of shifting your eyes’ focus.
What if I start to stitch in a way to emphasize one of these patterns…
And here I broke the shape apart to see this third pattern.
What if I took that initial shape and broke those four shapes out into a different relationship to each other?
What if I only work with three identical shapes to make the compound shape?
Or what if I go back and play with the initial shape more?
That a glimpse of the seemingly endless fascination and joy of pattern for me.