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Monday, 24 August 2015

Thread painting

In between felting I have been playing with my sewing machine. I really want to add thread paintings or stitch paintings to my repotoire and have been practising. The pictures are made by stitching with the machine over plain calico. The first picture is based on our dogs, a lurcher and a terrier and the second is from a drawing in my art journal. Girl dancing with the Stars. They are on a small scale of about four inches so I kept things simple. I left some calico showing so that the movement of the stitches would show. I quite like the whimsical feel of them but need to practise more.