For this project, I’m working on creating my own pattern rather than following one that someone else designed, which is what I often do. When I started working on this, I knew I wanted to try and base my own design off of something from New York, and so I went back through some photographs I took awhile ago and found a picture of a building across the street from The Met that I liked.
Matching the colors of the building to DMC thread was the next part of the process. I was able to find three colors that matched relatively well. This is probably one of the hard parts of this type of art: matching colors. I try not to buy new thread for a project unless I have to, and I use as much of the thread that I already own as I can. I did have to buy some new thread for this project, and I was able to find everything at Michaels. I settled on DMC 677 (tan), DMC 919 (red), and DMC 367 (green).
When inspiration images and colors are settled on, the process of designing the pattern begins. I’ve been using braceletbook.com to source patterns and create my own. On this website, I’m able to design patterns using a grid/block system. I can choose colors and “paint” each block that color, adding rows and columns to create a pattern, which will be in next week’s post!
The bracelet at the top of this post was designed by BraceletBook user Pasmwa and depicts Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel!