Friday, May 10, 2013

Still thread Sketching

I have been busy doing a lot of reading.  At the moment, I am reading 'Creative Composition and design' by Pat Dews.  It's just my sort of art, based on texture backgrounds.
So, I haven't had much to blog about for a few days, but today I did another thread sketched piece based on   an embroidery design.
This is the design, from the sew beautiful blog.  Again, it is really for hand embroidery, but, hey a design is a design.
here I am, busy sewing it with black thread on organza layered over one of my airbrushed fabrics.
and a close up of my wonky stitching!
Here it is done with a black and a white mat board.  Not sure which I like, but there are a few places I want to add swirls to even it up and I think it needs a few beads to cover up my oopses and perhaps a bit of fabric paint on the trunk?.  I wonder what it would look like using bobbin drawing, mmm, I wonder if I can fit enough thread in the bobbin to do the whole thing, or perhaps do it in two halves just to be safe.
Anyhow, I know I will use this pattern, or something similar again.

create every day


  1. I love it Vicki! I think a few beads and a bit of fabric paint would be just the right touches to really bring it to life. I think I'm leaning towards the black mat, but I am always a sucker for high contrast. I need to post your quote in my sewing space, because that fear is what always slows me down, and brings me to a standstill - have got to get beyond that...

  2. I am always impressed by your launching out into the unknown to try new things. Way to go. I think a darker edge is good but I might try something other then black. Eager to see the finished design.

  3. looks good to me, the art of machine embroidery passed me by


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