Using the principles & elements of design
Bringing craftsmanship to the next level involves, first of all, understanding your materials: fibre, wood, clay, paint, etc. But knowing the elements and principles of design can raise a ‘very nice’ piece to an engaging work of art whether it is a pair of socks or a wall hanging, a quilt, an urn or a painting. The 8 principles, 7 elements including the 4 aspects of colour can be learned. And the learning never stops!
-Texture and Pattern