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Thread Painting

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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Latest Activity: Nov 23, 2019

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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.

Started by Ally Bryant. Last reply by Terri D. Oct 28, 2015. 130 Replies

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

Started by B J Elder/WA. Last reply by Cornwoman Apr 19, 2014. 1 Reply

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Comment by Ally Bryant on August 22, 2019 at 6:24am

Cindy- sounds like you are very busy getting your canning done. Tonight when it cools a bit will be making my red pepper jelly that I give out to my sewing buddies at Christmas. I started a few years back so I get big hints and they return my jars so I know they like it! Also making freezer peach jam today. 

Terri be sure to post your finished parrot thread painting.

Here are a few thread paintings that I have finished for upcoming show in November. And I will post a picture of the one I am working on right now when I finish it.

Comment by Cindy on August 21, 2019 at 3:12pm

Great projects, Terri. As Ally said, you have a lot of opportunities to attend some terrific  classes. You are certainly staying active and involved. 

Look forward to seeing your latest project, Ally. It will be a treasured gift for your brother as and SIL. 

No TP or sewing here as yet. My time is being spent watching grandson and keeping up with our garden. Relatives are getting jam, jelly and o th her various things made from our bounty for Christmas.  Have 15 pints of potatoes on canning right now. Made relish the other day. Feels good to be doing this again. Once the weather changes hope to get back to my machine. Oh, and also am in the process of painting my deck and eventually my house. 

Comment by Ally Bryant on August 21, 2019 at 2:27pm

Terri- thanks for sharing your lastest read painting project, it is lovely. Aren't the inktense pencils and block great to use. 

Pit sounds like the area you live has a lot of things going for a artist and different workshops. You'll have to show us what you did at the Vino and Van Gough class.

i know it is not thread painting but BB does beautiful art with the pointillist not sure what it is called.  I keep trying to encourage her to show it on here.

i have finished a couple of thread paintings I will have to post them. At the moment doing a thread painting for my brother and SIL for their 40th wedding anniversary. It is taken from a photo he posted.

Comment by Terri D. on August 21, 2019 at 2:16pm

I have started a thread painted art quilt based on a colored pencil drawing I did of parrots. Painted the background and one of the parrots. The other parrot will be thread painted and then attached to the quilt. Have just about completed the thread painting on the limb. Finished a thread painted appliqued wall hanging I call Creation. Thursday night I will be attending a Vino and Van Gogh class, should be fun.

Comment by linda harriott/UK on August 3, 2019 at 9:23am

I have a constant project ont go for Quilts for Comfort. I have a Skateboard, skull and bookcase quilt all sandwiched ready for quilting. Oh, I forgot a lavender quilt which I have to finish up too. Also hand sewing a b/w apple core for myself but that is slow ATM.

Comment by Ally Bryant on August 3, 2019 at 5:09am

Terri thanks for posting hope you'll post again when finished. Isn't surprising when you add a bit of thread how the scene begins to pop.

Linda getting older comes with its problems this week I have struggled with another diverticularitus attack so tried to rest and take it easy, and that is not in my nature so I find that hard. Did a bit of reading and sleeping. Sorry to hear that you suffer with Arthritis my Gran had that I think hers was rheumatoid I know it can be very painful and disabilatating. It is alway nice to get fresh food from the garden, I miss mine. So have you been sewing of late?

Comment by linda harriott/UK on August 2, 2019 at 10:38pm

Time just seems to be passing quicker and quicker Terri, lovely work. My mam used to say you can't hang birds on the wall, she also had a thing about not having green on the bed.lol

Ally I do still have my allotment, it's been quite hard this year with Arthritis etc but my loving hubby who hates to garden has done some digging and grass cutting. Lots of fresh fruit lately. Rhubarb, gooseberries , raspberries red and white arrange, blueberries but only 2 cooking apples for some reason.

Comment by Terri D. on August 2, 2019 at 9:35pm

Hi all, been a bit absent of late, partly due to difficulties signing in and part due to life getting in way.

Ally, your thread paintings are beautiful, as always. You have a magical way in creating your subject.

Due to a few problems here, Ecuadorian sister moved in with us, had emergency surgery, and after almost a year here has now moved out. During this time, Ray tore miniscus on both sides of his left knee, now doing okay and no surgery, friend moved to Ecuador from the States and helped her get settled and then my son and DIL, who is Ecuadorian, came to visit, so not much sewing or anything.

Finally having some “down” time, have managed to play with some thread painting and working on a sketch that will be transformed into a thread painting. Felt good to play, even if just for a bit.

Comment by Ally Bryant on August 2, 2019 at 5:51am

Linda- Thank you. i guess you could say the thread painting bug has got me, I really enjoy it. Though I still enjoy quilting too. Was only thinking of you the other day when someone was talking about allotments, do you still have yours?

Comment by linda harriott/UK on August 1, 2019 at 9:12pm

Very impressive Ally, I have 'nt done anything with embroidery for a long while.


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