Thread Painting

In a few weeks I am teaching a class on thread painting to the art quilter's group in my quilt guild. So, this weekend I did a bit of experimenting with various floral patterns. This is the one I consider successful. The other 2 started with a pattern sketched from a photograph and they looked a bit rough when I finished them. They need a bit more work to be polished.

Most of the thread painting that I do is done with my longarm machine on applique. The photo above is a 4x6" piece of floral fabric fused onto a piece of Peltex and thread painted on my domestic sewing machine. This will become a post card.

My next test will be using Decor Bond as a stabilizer. That is what I use to stabilize my projects when thread painting with my longarm machine. I'm hoping it will also work well with the domestic machine.


GerryART said…
Hey, Susan, this is a fantastic piece of thread art! ! !

I, for one, am looking forward to our Art Quilt Group meeting.

Debbie said…
Your thread painting is beautiful on this. I do mine on my domestic machine....I use solvy and tulle, 2 layers of each, as a base stretched in a tension hoop. When completed I cut out the motif and applique to wall hanging, etc. I don't like stitching thru fusible at all for thread painting.
Susan Loftin said…
Debbie - Thanks for describing your method of thread painting. It's always good to hear other ways of doing a technique. I'll have to give yours a try.

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