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Thread Painting for everyone.  This group intends to explore how and when thread painting can be used as enhancement to art quilts, ATC's, etc or as the sole medium for art.

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New Thread Painting Swap.

Started by Ally Bryant. Last reply by Cindy Sep 12, 2016. 98 Replies

Thread Painting and Mix Media Challenge.

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Thread Painting and Mix Media Challenge.

Started by Ally Bryant. Last reply by Ally Bryant May 19, 2015. 1 Reply

Ally needs a catchy business card name.

Started by Barbara Blackwell. Last reply by Barbara Blackwell May 13, 2014. 43 Replies

BB's Sharpie & Alcohol Painting Technique

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Comment by Terri D. on Monday

So thankful no one was hurt. When houses were built back then, they were built to last forever and almost nothing could destroy them. 

Comment by Barbara Blackwell on Sunday

Scary damage to the house.... wonderful that no major damage to life or house was done... but a lot to clean up and deal with even so.  In that cold weather too... I can't imagine it.  Gwen, your work is wonderful. I'm thrilled you've been doing some tp.  I love that you are all doing SOMETHING!!!!  I've just spent 2 hours in the garden... first time out there for weeks.  I've managed to pull up a lot of dead / dried out succulents, and rearranged some rocks and put in 160 kg of crushed rock.... I'll put in some pots with plants in when the weather improves and we get some rain..  Everything is so dry..  Today's effort was just to make it looked like someone cared... the weeds of course come up bright and green and robust when everything else is dead. 

Comment by Barbara Blackwell on Sunday

Charlotte... I've done a lot of my thread painting by applique!!  The Lady in the red turban was my biggest example... I just couldn't get the background flat, so cut her out and thread painted over the edges....I also did random lines of stitching all through the turban and her face along the main lines so it was all attached to the background so it didn't 'bubble' out. 

Comment by Ally Bryant on Saturday

Char- that looks pretty scary, glad no one was hurt.

Here our winter keeps dragging on, usually we are into better weather, it seems most days we get a light dusting of snow, usually wake up to it. But the wind is strong and biting still in winter jackets.

Just about to begin another thread painting of the cows to give to the photographer who gave me the picture to use.

Comment by Charlotte Gustavson on March 16, 2018 at 9:42am

They were so lucky! They were in the upper part of the house where that other porch is in the photo. Their walls are 18" thick and they've been blessed with the help they've gotten. One of their neighbors had tarps and provided them with water. Their insurance company has been terrific (so far!) and they've been contacted by companies who specialize in historic reconstruction, some of whom have worked on that house in the past. They're learning a lot about the history of their house! lol!

That tree ripped the power lines off the house and the pole, but once they got the tree removed the electric company got their power back pretty quickly. They were only out about 5 days or so, and Erika's mom lives close enough for them to stay there. The only problem was getting the kids to school. The week after this happened, Adelaide (who is now 9!) had a class trip to a "learning" farm in upstate NY where her class stayed for about 5 days. So they only had to worry about the other two. They have a wood burning stove to stay warm, but their water pump didn't work without electricity. All in all, a pretty scary business! There was another tree that hit their garage. That one did damage, too, but luckily (again!) didn't hit the part of the roof that covers the corner they run their toy business from!

Comment by B J Elder/WA on March 16, 2018 at 7:08am

That's a mighty tree that came down!  We have some huge elm and maple trees right by our house and if they tumble our house will not manage as well as that one. Glad no-one was in the path of the damage.

Comment by Gwen/OH on March 16, 2018 at 6:31am

Oh, wow!  THAT was close!  Of course glad no one was hurt; good for the stone to keep it mostly atop.. How they are going to fix that will take some doing!  Thanks for sharing, Char. 

Comment by Sherri Eley on March 16, 2018 at 6:10am

Benda, Thank you for the clarification,

Awesome Charlotte,  thank goodness no one was injured, that is one big tree.  Mother Nature is not to be messed with.  And I believe she is angry with all of us for causing climate change.  We will be living with storms like this for the rest of our lives.  

Comment by Charlotte Gustavson on March 15, 2018 at 8:03pm
Comment by Gwen/OH on March 15, 2018 at 6:36am

Pete's house sounds fabulous, I like stone. 300 yrs old sounds even better. 


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