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In this talk, I will compare the different coding aspects of creating a one line drawing by Picasso and a Waclaw Szpakowski’s rhythmical line drawing in TurtleStitch.

To create a Picasso one line drawing, the image is added to the stage area by the Import command. This image becomes the background and is then traced point by point along the edge of the image. The tracing program is a SNAP! Program whereby simple keyboard commands are typed and the movement of the mouse is recorded in a graphic table of X and Y coordinates that create the path that will be embroidered.

Waclaw Szpakowski’s rhythmical line drawings are unique whereby a single continuous line creates a maze of lines that starts at one side of the page and ends at the other side of the page. The designs were made by Waclaw using grid paper. When the line is coded, it can only go in one of two directions, left or right. Thereby, all of the lines are at right angles to one another. These perpendicular designs are repeated in symmetrical ways with turns and flips which never intersect. I created a basic coding template in TurtleStitch to recreate over 80 of Waclaw’s designs.

20 min
Room 2
Snap!Con 2022