thread painting 
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Exactly what it implies…coloring in an image with threads. The person uses a long and short stitch and blends colors together. ….


To get this project completed in time for the deadline set, I have to work on it a couple of hours a day.

Then again, I have no idea how long it will take. !!!!!! I've not done a project like this before.

I might get frustrated and throw it in the "Too hard" bin, but determination will probably prevent me from doing that.


As mentioned in previous posts I printed the picture on fabric in panels to create a largish quilt….

Its given me  problems. However, I'm plodding away at it.

I realize now that I need to redraw almost all of the details. I began with lead pencil and this morning I changed to a Derwent Inktense pencil.

"Derwent Inktense Pencils are as versatile as watercolor pencils, but with a firmer texture that allows them to perform with the brilliant intensity of traditional pen-and-ink. These pencils are available in strong, vibrant colors which work beautifully on their own or can be mixed together to create rich, subtle tones."

The reason?  –   The pencils are harder and have an ink component in the lead. I can actually re-create the image which is a little blurred despite quite detailed printing on fabric.


Using the lead pencil

In this image, you can see a strip of printed fabric that doesn't match.

Its better than having the brown background showing through.

The reason?  – I had about a 1/4"  gap due to inconsistent printing so I filled it in with a similar print, but that means that I have to draw on it  to give me the final detail before quilting.

I enlarged the picture  on the computer and then printed out that image…. to give  me the finer detail.


Right now I'm using Superior silk thread and 50 weight cotton thread in combination.

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