CMYK Stitches

Four layered squares, each rotated so they don’t completely cover the others. Each square made up of thousands of small coloured crosses
Print Date
Print Duration
3 hours, 28 minutes, 56 seconds
Paper Size
223×211 mm
Distance Drawn
36.36 m

This is a slightly modified recreation of a piece by Evelin Kasikov. Her work with CMYK-based embroidery is absolutely stunning — especially her XXXX Swatchbook. The effort and dedication needed to put that together is amazing — I’m so glad I’m not making my prints by hand!

This print is made up of four coloured layers of crosses in a 50x50 grid, with a total of 20,000 individual lines. The cross-based halftone effect is created by rotating each colour by 15 degrees.

A close-up view of the crosses showing an area where all the coloured layers overlap
Crosses are printed at roughly 10 lpi (lines per inch)

Pens used

  • Stabilo Point 88 Fineliner

    Yellow, 88/44
  • Stabilo Point 88 Fineliner

    Black, 88/46
  • Stabilo Point 88 Fineliner

    Pink, 88/56
  • Stabilo Point 88 Fineliner

    Azure, 88/57

Although this is a basic halftone design, it lays a foundation for more experimentation by playing with the density, thickness and shape of each of the points to create more variation and texture.

A pen is drawing the cyan layer of crosses on top of the existing yellow and magenta crosses. Orange and green areas are starting to appear where the colours overlap
New colors start to appear as the layers interact