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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.

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BB's Sharpie & Alcohol Painting Technique

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Comment by Sherri Eley on July 6, 2017 at 5:50am

Charlotte Gustayson  after reading on a few posts, I had to comment.  I am just a couple of weeks out of my beloved boot  ( NOT SO MUCH).   I was in it for over three months recovering from a break.  An ankle and my leg on the right.  A sprain on the left. So neither side of me was working well.  Surgery on the right, and that forced me to use the left which was really not ready to be used.. But had no choice.  I too managed to get around with a rolling walker with a seat. That worked best for me.. And fortunately  we have a stair lift which we installed when my mother was with us during the last years of her life.  So I was able to get upstairs to my own bed.   I am now bemoaning the fact that my body is just not bouncing back as quickly as I had expected. Funny how old age does that... But I am going to the gym everyday and walking on the treadmill and add a few minutes each day. So I am getting stronger and building muscle on the right calf that looks like it is all skin and bone from so many months of inactivity.   So all I have to say is even though you may feel like this will never end it will.  MIne did and I am even starting to go in our RV again,  which is the scene of the crime on my ankles.  Happened in GA on the way home from FL.  Had surgery in Knoxville and recuperated at my daughter's from that.  Finally after what I thought was going to be a quick trip to FL when my DH went into the hospital I ended up being away for almost a month.  But even at my age I survived, and through it all we had the help of each of our children in one way or another.  Thank God for families.  

Comment by Cindy on July 6, 2017 at 5:39am

Welcome Sherri. A s you can see we've been a bit quiet in here if late. Mainly due to life throwing a few of us some curves. Others things to deal with of late but we will be back I'm sure. In the mean time, you can take a peek at past projects, exchanges and instructions on the DOg's posted above. There's some great examples to see and very helpful ideas given. Jump in and above all, have fun! Don't be afraid to ask questions, someone will have an answer.

Comment by Sherri Eley on July 6, 2017 at 5:36am

I've tried to post three times now and I must be leaving before hitting  " "Add Comment"    That gives me time to edit my post and maybe be less wordy.  I have had projects floating around in my head for a long time now.  I just never got them from there to the fabric.  Yesterday although I tried to avoid it, by weeding the flower beds,  straightening the house, and making potato salad, until I just couldn't escape it any longer  I jumped in. After putting my latest baby quilt top into the UFO bin.... (shame on me),  So I read what I could online, and dug through my over stocked library of quilting books, till I found the one on Thread Work, by Sarah Smith, after searching through stacks or magazines and books on every conceivable aspect of quilting,  I finally found it.  And I began.   I had pieced a background a few days ago,  thinking "I am going to do this"  so it was ready and I put the piece together fairly quickly with fabrics from my stash. So by afternoon I was ready to tackle the first stitches on the piece.  When I find my camera in this mess of a sewing space will share a photo.  I look forward to learning from all of you and BJ it is nice to see you here,  you must be a very busy lady, as I see you on many of the groups I follow.   

Comment by Sherri Eley on July 6, 2017 at 5:23am

Hello all.  I just joined this group, because I have always had an interest in this, and have had projects floating around in my head for a long time.  I just never managed to get them from there to fabric.  Yesterday I jumped in.  Spent much of the day researching online and in my own reference library. And started a project yesterday morning.  About to continue on in a bit with the thread painting part of it.  BJ, nice to see you here.  YOu must be a very busy lady, I see you on nearly every group I look at for inspiration.... I should have sandwiched and started machine quilting the baby quilt top I finished a few weeks ago, But I was into something different.  And although I tried to avoid it.  by pulling weeds outside,  straightening the house, making potato salad.  Finally I just couldn't ignore it any longer so I jumped in.  If I ever find my camera in this mess of a sewing space I will post a picture.  Meanwhile I look forward to learning from all of you.  

Comment by Charlotte Gustavson on April 29, 2017 at 6:45pm

Ally, send me the photo on Pinterest and I'll see if it's familiar to any of the sites I visit for patterns.

Comment by Ally Bryant on April 29, 2017 at 2:31pm
Charlotte hope you post the photo of the finished sweater. I saw something on Pinterest it was a crochet wrap I would like to have a go at but no pattern, wondering if I could figure out by just looking at picture.Hmmm!! lOL. Just finishing my third kids sweater & toque set to give to Friendship house in the Christmas parcels. They are chunky so knit up quite quickly.
Comment by Charlotte Gustavson on April 12, 2017 at 5:44am

Ally, funny you should mention it! lol I was just looking at a chunky knit sweater (cardigan style) for "Spring layering" in the Craftsy kits! I finally opted for a sort of smoky teal color (the model showed grey heather, but I'm tired of making everything match my hair! lol). Plus the kit is on sale! The pattern says it's crocheted in one piece and it looks easy enough (I've only been crocheting for about two years), although sometimes it takes me a while to figure out the written patterns! I took a Craftsy class to learn the basics, and another to learn how to read a pattern. I still get a little confused because I DO know how to read a knitting pattern and I sometimes get them mixed up! lol

Comment by Ally Bryant on April 11, 2017 at 6:05pm
Char- we'll expect a photo of the finished knit one purl one, now you have all this time on your hands or should I say feet!!LOL. Simsbury Shrug sounds great would love to see when finished. I have my eye on a crochet wrap I would like to try for next fall.
Comment by Charlotte Gustavson on April 11, 2017 at 7:42am

LOL! Cute, BJ! You just keep up with the knit one, purl one and soon your have a long skinny cuff for something! :D Surgery went well, cast on my foot is annoying and occasionally causes me fleeting moments of claustrophobia on that foot! Into day 4 of keeping it elevated and off of it for the last time. DH bought me a knee scooter to get around (that thing is fun! lol), a wedge to keep my foot propped up, a shower bag to pull over it (still have no idea how I'm going to get into the shower/tub on one foot!), a basket for the front of the scooter, and he built me a ramp to get up and down the back deck, AND modified the downstairs "powder room" to accommodate me, a cast, and crutches. If I was the suspicious sort I'd think he was doing all this not only to make me more self reliant, but so he wouldn't have to help me at all! lol (This is the guy, who, if I asked for a quick hand with something, would spend 5 minutes making suggestions of all the ways I could just do it myself! ;D)

I DID start knitting something called a Simsbury Shrug (free pattern on JoAnn's) and I'm sure that's why the temperature is supposed to get up tp 80 today! Son Pete got me a book for my birthday on knitting scarves, mittens, & socks that look like animals (the flamingo is wonderful! lol) and another book on knitting amazing animals that are a bit more involved than the crocheted variety. I'll hardly be bored at all for the next 5 or 6 weeks...... Actually, I left a bag at the top of the stairs in my sewing room with one of the plastic drawers of my sewing scraps, my revolving cutting mat, and a wheel cutter for when I'm able to stand longer on one foot. I figure if I can't sew, I can at least try to get SOMEthing organized in my sewing room! I have a book on how and what sizes to cut scraps for future scrappy blocks. I figure when I get one color done up into blocks I can just put them back into the drawer and have one of my minions bring the next drawer. We'll see how THAT goes..... LOL

Comment by B J Elder/WA on April 11, 2017 at 7:20am

Hi Charlotte - and here we just thought you were snubbing us. After all you aren't doing anything... just recovering from surgery. ;)  Hope you are doing well. How's the knit one, purl two coming along (that's the extent of my knowledge of knitting)?


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