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Thread painting.

After getting everything back in order I had time to have a small snooze, eat lots of prawns, watch TV, wash the table linen and do a little quilting.

Keith thought it would be a good day to entertain…. but I sort of declined the suggestion !!!!

I've begun work on the new thread painted piece.

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Its quite difficult and is going to be a challenging piece to work on…

I have my doubts as to whether I can  complete it.

The small piece shown is about 3 hours work so far. I enjoy doing it but do I have the time?

The challenging thing is that the image I printed on fabric isn't really clear. I have to redraw the detail… well at least outline it with pencil.

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You can see in the image above, I've outlined the sheep, the castle and the tree. That gives me a point to quilt up to.

I'm testing a variety of threads… already I have dismissed one thread… a tri-lobal poly… it splits too much to work with fine stitching.

I will use a combination of cotton and silk.

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I'm working very closely with a photo that I've enlarged…I did the same with the African Lady.

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No work on the Bayeux today…. just a little research. I have a new mini Ipad which I'm setting up.

I was nervous about getting a small one, but I love it already. It will be easier to travel with.

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