Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Falling Leaves Scarf - Missteps = Modifications
One of the great things about blogging is that you get to share everything, including your mistakes. While it's always a little disheartening to finish a project only to find that there are some things you need to fix, it helps to write it all down. It's how we learn, is it not?
I was really excited about this scarf. I loved the colors and the shape of the leaf I designed and I still love those things, but I need to make some corrections. From a strictly visual perspective, I should have staggered the colors differently. I also need to add length as the stripes have taken some of the stretchiness out of my scarf.
I ended up, yesterday afternoon, on the floor of my studio with a notepad, my laptop and a few versions of the scarf in front of me. I tend to write patterns on my computer these days, but whenever I get stuck, I always have to break out the pencil and paper and start writing and drawing. I just cant process with a keyboard the way I can with a pencil. It's must be a generational or visual learner thing, but I felt so much better after filling up a couple pages with notes.