Meshed Design

Save Me - Sketch by Erin

Save Me – Sketch by Erin

The idea behind this free -form sketch is to use the structure of canvas mesh itself as an integral part of a design — in other words, a grid stitched to a grid. Something Escher-like about that pleases me aesthetically.

Less pleasing is the subject.

The grim Florida Panther I sketched is colored in prison orange and shown behind a graph or mesh as an ecological cry for help.

Save the Panther

Florida Panther

I used Inkscape to vectorize the image, as well as color it.

Poor, disembodied, sad panther. He wants so badly to get out from behind that mesh.

Not too many of them left in Florida.

Here’s another version, without the grid, more as a poster.  (Click on image to enlarge it.)  The tawny and cream color scheme here is a little more realistic.

Might try it (with or sans grid) out as an experimental needlepoint design for my personal collection.

Erin McGrath and, 2012 – 2016.


About Erin

Owner of Needlepoint Land, LLC. Professional in the field for more than 15 years, during which I have managed and/or worked with various high-end needlepoint shops. I enjoy teaching both beginners and advanced stitchers, and have created numerous stitch guides, with speciality thread selections, for in-store customers and private clients. I maintain contact with an extensive network of needlepoint vendors, custom artists, and, most importantly, reliable, high-quality finishers. I look forward to hearing your comments on my blog!

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