The brief was to use plain white fabrics, a black or white background and a toning sewing thread to produce a set of samples measuring about 4 x 4cms arranged in a grid like fashion whilst paying attention to the edges which would add to the finished effect.
The idea was to make as many differing contrasting squares as I desired as long as they felt different.
This meant that a range of textures would need to be worked out by choosing suitable techniques, fabrics and stitchery. I've used the samples worked in previous chapters to guide me whilst bearing in mind the research images gathered in chapter 1.
The techniques and fabrics I've chosen demonstrate how these characteristics can be achieved through manipulation whilst paying attention to the individual differences of each.
I wanted to make the most of the interesting shadows and reflections cast by the samples and to achieve this I decided to use a white background and paid attention to the edges of each square and the spaces between them to add to the finished effect.
I've arranged the squares to try and promote the best contrasts for touching and feeling namely hard or soft, high or low, smooth or ridged / spiky and experimented with a video taking a close up journey over the surfaces of each one to try and evoke a sense of how they might feel.
Finished sampler with written guide below: