Of course the day didn’t go as planned… I think is been like that for the past week. I have scribbles in the diary that need to change in a flash with the needs of the family and in between times I’ve been planning events for the rest of the year and working on projects.
Today was to be purely work in the studio….. hiccup. that didn’t happen. An outing with a daughter that needed a break was the go and we both enjoyed it. So the work happened in the early hours of the morning before her visit and late afternoon.
I’m actually back working on a thread painted project. You know these things are planned as I travel and its so nice to actually put things in place.
I find that it’s difficult to work for hours on end. I generally do an hour or two at a time, but even that takes a toll on the shoulders. I have to make a concerted effort to sit up straight and relax the neck and shoulders. The cat is one of my larger pieces.
The cat below is 2 ft X 2 ft.
I’ve done a base layer, and then another 5 layers on top of that to capture each strand of fur. Its very satisfying and I remind my self to take it slowly. slowly. But I do have a deadline so there is a little panic setting in.
You can create anything with thread painting and I only use my own images for the projects I create. These little slippers are one such example. I don’t add a lot in the background of my quilt, I just prefer to tell the story with a single image.
The eye, a most unusual subject for a thread painting but it was done to share the technique of shading.
This one of Kaiden isn’t finished yet… but I’m getting there. I really only have to do the quilting in the background. Both of these were done for my Craftsy class launching at the weekend.