Shapes & Symbols

I decided to look into what different colours mean, to inspire my colour theme for my final piece, the ‘Quilt’. After selecting my colour palette, I realised I needed to explored what different shapes means too. What does it means to create a circle. square, triangle or a spiral. I was looking for inspiration for creating my final ‘career pattern’ finding meaning in colours and shapes.

Circles represent movement, graceful, feminine, warm, comforting, protect, and circles confine what’s within and keeps things out.

Squares convey stable, order, security, honest, peaceful, formality, and solid.

Triangles represent self-discovery, revelation, purpose, direction, and progression.

Spirals express creativity, growth, evolution, the cycles of time, life, seasons and convey a journey, energy and flexibility.

A list of different styles of shapes: Equilateral triangle, Isoscles triangle, Scalene triangle, Right triangle, Acute triangle, Rectangle, Rhombus, Parallelogram, Trapezium, A Kite shape, Pentagon, Hexagon, Heptagon, Octagon and a Nonagon.

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Stitching patterns using cotton thread over texted paper.

IDEA: To create an identity pattern, a shape that embodies who you are.

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Letters of the alphabet – I like the simplicity of these letters and how unrecognisable they would be alone.

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Glyphs Chart – displaying Values Symbols, Actions, Artifacts, Disciplines and Miscellaneous Symbols.

Interesting insight into what different symbols mean.

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Viking, Celtic and Chinese symbols:

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Japanese Sashiko patterns for inspiration. In Japanese embroidery tradition known as sashiko grid like patterns, running stitches are sewn into repeating geometric shape patterns.

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IDEA: Creating a block pattern within a square , rectangle or a obtuse triangle, right triangle shape or even within a circle.

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A maze within a shape.

IDEA: Our career from time to time can feel like a maze, we hit a few dead ends and wrong turns along the way, with the aim to find a route to the centre, navigating our way around.

Key words: Labyrinth, Puzzle, Twists and Turns.

I stitched this maze using black thread onto paper. I first thought I would create a labyrinth pattern to represent my career path, conveying that I do not know which direction to take next.

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Triangle inspired patterns

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