White on White Samples

Last week I “went” to class for Level 3 Stitch. We had class online. It was an interesting experience. Not quite the same as real class but we are able to move forward and continue class so it was good. It was really great to get feedback on the applique pieces and we’re starting to think about what our “big” project will be. We also looked at white on white and how that affects design. So now, you guessed it, white on white samples.

It’s interesting to see all the different “whites” in fabric. Something may look white but then you put it up to something that is a much brighter and whiter white and it is a totally different color.

White felt is definitely not the same as white cotton fabric. It’s interesting to see the different textures that sewing on different types of fabric creates.

And even paper is game.

Lighter fabrics are easy to manipulate with stitching.

I have been searching through my stash to find what I have in white.

Quilting in white definitely shows the shadows of the stitching.

I borrowed this idea from one of my classmates color samples. This stitch and slash technique is really good with different colors of fabric as it really achieves some interesting color mixing. I thought I would see what it did with different white fabrics. It gives a really nice texture. It kind of reminds me of stone carvings.

And this last one is using the cut off partially sewn edges from the piece above. This could definitely give some interesting textures.

Have you ever stitched white on white samples? I’d love to see them if you have! Hope you are all staying safe out there in this big, weird world.

6 thoughts on “White on White Samples

  1. Yes – it’s amazing how many different whites there are! The shadows really stand out when you only use white. I really like the stitch and slash and I agree that it’s reminiscent of stone carving.
    Online stuff isn’t quite as good as a get-together but every cloud has a silver lining and yours is not having to pack and travel.

  2. I’m enjoying what you’ve done so far.
    White on white is totally fascinating because it demonstrates (as your photos show) that there is an endless Variety of white, until pieces are put together, we all know this, but maybe don’t give much time to it.
    Texture & surface (shiny/matt) become paramount, it’s shadows providing focal definition….but there I go….back into my memories….thank you.
    You used the slashing/chenille idea from your friend & I don’t know how much more experimenting you want to do but here are some suggestions – Tucks, textures & pleats by Jennie Rayment, The art of manipulating fabric by Colette Wolff, Variations in chenille by Nannette Holmberg, Mark-making in textile art by Helen Parrott.

    No travelling will give you more time to trial ideas 🤪

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