finished my MeToo mat I’m designing another one in the series. I’m still not quite
sure what wording to use on this one as it has to be something fairly short to
fit in the inner circle of the mat but pithy enough to convey a message.
However, I’ve decided to design the outer circle of the mat first and hope that
while doing that I will make a decision about the alternatives I’m mulling over
for the text. I find that a large part of the design process is fairly
meditative once the initial decisions have been made, especially with a repeat
pattern, so I’m hoping the right wording will become obvious as I progress. I’ve
decided to design the new mat in the same tape lace style I used for the last
mat as I enjoyed working it and would like to do more using that technique. The
design I’m working on is a repeat motif around the edge of the mat. I need six
repeats to complete the circle and rather than being traditional like the last
one this one includes a heart design with an asymmetrical trail beside it.
Again I think I will incorporate a ninepin edge in the design but it won’t
encircle the entire mat. I’m only at the sketching phase at the moment so no
decisions are final but I do feel it’s coming together.