This challenge grew out of the Take a stitch Tuesday challenge run in 2007. “Take it Further ” aims to apply textile technique skills to design. The challenge will run all year in 2008.On the 1st of each month Sharon will post key concept and the challenge will be to take the idea, develop it and push it towards a resolved design during the month. In other words you interpret the idea and apply it to fiber.
For those that don’t like themes Sharon will post a colour scheme or a design element like a shape, to develop into a resolved design. This means every month there will be two options. If you don’t like the concept you can work the colour scheme or if you don’t like the colour scheme you can work with the concept. Or you can work with both.
The actual thing you design can be any thing you like in any medium or format you choose. It can be a crazy quilt block, a postcard, a journal quilt, a piece of embroidery, a sampler, a fabric book page or whatever sparks your imagination. It can also be visual journal work. In other words pages spreads of designs worked in a visual journal will be seen as a valid entry and included as one of the formats acceptable for the challenge.
Anyone interested in this challenge, just click on the link to the left entitled Take it Further Challenge,,click on Sharon's name and she will tell you all about it. I believe I am going to try the colour scheme one. Have fun!