Friday, June 4, 2010

Thread Painting

I thought I'd try my hand at some thread painting and I really enjoyed it. I love the end product and am looking forward to trying some more. Here's the photo I started with:
This was a pic I took a few years ago in South Haven, MI.

       I first prepared my fabric to print on by ironing a piece of 8 by 10 white cotton. I used plenty of starch to make it nice and flat. I then taped the edges of the fabric to a piece of card stock and ran it thru my printer. The picture turned out just 'ok' on the fabric but that didn't really matter since I was going to 'paint' all over it.

 I then pulled all the thread colors I thought I would need.

 I used my quilting/embroidery foot, lowered my feed dogs and went to town painting. I changed only the top thread color and left the bobbin thread white which made things a bit easier when switching colors.

Here's how it turned out:
I think it looks pretty good. It was really fun, too.



12 comments:

Duff said...

pretty good? It's Grrrrrreat!!

3 cheers for the courage to try and 4 cheers for the outcome!

LoveBug Studios said...

It looks really awesome Karen!

Karen S said...

Gorgeous!

Cara said...

WoW!! You clever girl!! I love it. You did a great job. And this is the first time you've done this??

Trish said...

Very impressive for your first try at thread painting. It's beautiful! Just beautiful. You should be very proud!! Gives me the slight thought to try it.

kwiltmakr said...

Oh Wow that is amazing.

Col said...

You are amazing!!

Sarah said...

Incredible! I love it! :)

wishes, true and kind said...

Wow! That is very impressive!

debbi d-w said...

GORGEOUS!

swell.life said...

thread painting? i'd never heard of such a thing. great work!

Glenn said...

wonderful