By Claire Crompton
Publisher: David & Charles
Publication Date: 2011-05-12
Number of Pages: 128
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Over two hundred all-new crochet stitches, elaborations and trims make this the one-stop store for all artistic crocheters. each sew is proven as a transparent swatch to teach the impression and texture, and the development is given either written and as an easy-to-follow diagram. comfortably grouped crochet motifs, stitches and edgings permit for simple searching and placement of favorites. Teaches crafters the best way to make the easiest of the textural, 3D nature of crochet - excellent whilst materials and knitting simply don't minimize it!
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Pay attention to the varied serifs and the interesting shape of the “leg” or bottom stroke. 2 Add in a curved decoration on either side of the main body about halfway down the letter and erase the lines within the curvature. 3 Starting in the slab serif, draw horizontal lines not quite reaching the edge of the outline. Gradually, make the strokes less bold as you go down the letter to the center. Connect the curves with a half circle at the top and draw the details within the curved space. 42 Taking Your Designs to the Next Level 4 Continue adding thin, slightly curved lines the rest of the way down the stem and on the bottom serif, as well as decorative details on the leg.
3 Working from the top down, make multiple passes on each letter to polish and complete the outer shell of the shape, then fill them in. 4 Now that “LET’S BE” is darkened and developed, polish up the words “Friends” and “FOREVER” by thickening the downstrokes and drawing crisp edges. The Elements of Chalk Design 25 PRO TIP Rest the side of your hand on the board to anchor it, much like we do when writing with a pencil or pen. To avoid the risk of smudging finished portions of your design, work from the top down.
3 Continue wiping away any dust as thick as you would like the “shadow” to appear. It will look exceptionally black when the water first touches the board, but it will dry to a lighter shade. You may need to keep going over the shadow with the wet cotton swab to remove all traces of dust. 4 You can try this same technique with a script style to make it pop! Shadows and Dimension 37 Chapter 4 Lettering Styles to Explore This chapter is all about expanding your skills with a range of new lettering styles.
200 Crochet Flowers, Embellishments & Trims: Contemporary designs for embellishing all of your accessories by Claire Crompton