My small group’s current challenge word is “harmony.” As I was driving home from our meeting I had two phrases pop into my head — “Harmony of the Spheres” and “Simple Harmonic Motion.” After cruising around on the internet for a while looking at various images I decided to settle on simple harmonic motion (SHM).
At this point I knew pretty much what I wanted – several sine waves superimposed on each other with the sections colored in Mondrian fashion. The next big thing was to determine what the frequencies of those sine waves should be.
Once that decision was made it was time to graph my waves and choose my fabrics. I decided to represent the amplitude of each wave with a primary color and the regions where they overlapped with the appropriate secondary colors. Since I had no regions where all three colors needed to blend I didn’t have to worry about how to represent that (though I had already decided to use a dark brown if I needed that).
I fused a piece of white fabric to a piece of Timtex, fused the colored sections on top of that, and satin stitched over the raw edges (including the outside edge) with black thread.
Now I simply need to decide which side I want to call “Up.” Just for fun I think I’ll take a poll. Please vote on which orientation you like best.