Monday, June 7, 2010

From My Pieced Alphabet

Research Park

If you are wondering what the above letter is, I completely understand. It is the letter B, and it is the most problematic letter in the whole Research Park alphabet.

Piecing letters using straight seams presents a problem. Letters like O and P and B are curved. If you don't sew curved seams how do you show curves?

The usual solution is to use diagonal cuts on corners. This works quite well.

Is there another way to get the same result?

What if I replace the diagonal cuts with squares of a different color?

To see if this works, I need to try it in a word.

Does it work?

Yes and no. Close up this is a bit awkward but it can be read. It reads better, however, from a distance.

 It works better with light colors.

 Dark colors are harder to read.

Research Park is an experimental alphabet and hasn't been thoroughly tested. Preliminary results show that it works better in some situations than in others. Caution is advised.

For more lettering go to My Posts by Subject in the sidebar on the right and click on Lettering.

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