Sunday, November 05, 2006

Do Unto Others - Thread Painting

A few years back I had the Pleasure of working with the very talented Ellen Ann Eddy. Her book Thread Magic is one of the most inspiring books I have. Her use of color and imagination are goals I strive to achieve.
The piece I made is called " Do unto Others" It depicts a frog eating a fly and then a bird about to eat him. The piece is worked on stabilizers that are appliqued to a background fabric. Hand dyed yarns were wound on the bobbin of a domestic sewing machine to create texture. Various sheers were fused onto the background. It was an excellent class.
The close up shot below shows a detail of the bird. Rayon threads and metallics were used in a zig zag stitch.
If you have thread Painting you would like to share please do so.

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