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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Thread Painting

I made this thread painting for Kelly as a page for her traveling sketchbook for the blog called Artshine. The art there is a mix of mixed media, watercolors, and textile art.
This piece is a mere 8" X 8" square...fun to do too.
Simply rayon and polyester threads on a sandwich of off white muslin.

15 comments:

yvette said...

she will be very hapy with such a beautiful page.

love
yvette

Kayla coo said...

Great patterns in thread.x

Dolores said...

This is beautiful. I love the colours and I do like trees. What did you use for stabilizer?

Chris said...

Lynn, This is fabulous!

Lynn said...

Thanks all.

Dolores, I simply sandwiched two pieces of muslin, front and back with polyester/cotton batting in between. No stabilizer other than that.

Margeeth said...

This is lovely! Wonderfull how you made the image using just thread.

Judith said...

This is lovely. I must give it a go sometime.

Quilt Architect said...

I really like this. I can imagine that you did this kind of art work when you were in your teens/twenties. I really like it...reminds me of 'California Dreamin'

I am always intimidated about doing sewing machine embroidery. You got everything so right. Are there any tips you would give a newbie?

Lynn said...

Dear Quilt Architect, no, I did not sew or make art quilts in my teens or twenties. Are you suggesting that the style of art would have been popular in the 1950's & 60's? Perhaps so.

Tips? YOU can do this you fabric wizard! Draw your picture in pencil. The sew using a free motion foot/darning foot/feed dogs down/back and forth filling in the space. It's really quite easy...does take patience and a lot of thread! ;-) Enjoy!

Hannah said...

Lynn,

This is lovely; spontaneous, intuitive and free flowing. After our talk yesterday, it makes me think of Bedouin embroidery.

Chloe said...

I love them Lynn. A technique I need further info on before giving it a go myself.

Corryna Janssen said...

Happy, happy trees! I love them Lynn. They also look feminine.

JRonson said...

U use beautiful colors in these works, and the purpleit's just perfect for this one, nice job ! :)

C├ęcile Meraglia said...

Very attractive work ! I like it!!!

Cathy said...

Wow, lucky Kelly. I am sure she will treasure her travelling book with this gorgeous creation in it.

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. Yours is beautiful and you are so talented with needle and thread...and yes I could feel the velvet on the butterfly