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Negative Design

Example of a negative design in embroidery. Example of a negative design in embroidery.

A negative design is an artistic device whereby the design is formed by filling in the background to that design, rather than the design itself. The use of negative designs can be seen, for example, in Assisi embroidery and some forms of Fes embroidery. Also known as void work.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 9th July 2016).

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Last modified on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 19:16