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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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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 Sandy B /AUS on July 7, 2017 at 3:16pm

It really does Sherri. I too do not seem to have the available time at the moment. I am still not able to wet back to the baby quilt - time will be there soon. I hope; he,he,he.

Comment by karenthequilter on July 7, 2017 at 1:36pm

Sherri, it's looking fantastic!

Comment by Cindy on July 7, 2017 at 1:26pm

Sherri, another thing to be mindful of is the speed of your machine in relation to how you move the piece with your hands. If the motor speed is too slow chances are you're moving the fabric layer too fast resulting in the needle still being in the fabric thus breaking your needle. It takes practice to get comfortable with a fast sewing speed and coordinating the moving of your piece. You might practice on some scrap fabric to get up to a comfortable, workable speed. Hang in there, it's lots of fun and the results are fabulous. Your elephants are looking great.

Comment by B J Elder/WA on July 7, 2017 at 1:07pm

Hmmm.... you shouldn't be getting the broken needles, Sherri.  Do you have the feed dogs lowered?  I like what you've don on it so far. The elephant is looking great! So glad you are finding it fun.

Comment by Sherri Eley on July 7, 2017 at 12:42pm

I'd be up for a communal project... I am getting into this thread painting although not very proficient at it yet.  It is fun to do .... Even with all the broken needles...

Comment by Ally Bryant on July 7, 2017 at 10:09am
Karen- nice to see you on here it is been a while, I know what you mean about full time job getting in the way.LOL. I remember when I was running my business and help DH with his business and running the home, I would say ONE DAY when I retire, now I am in that mode now and enjoying every minute. It will come!!
Maybe once summer is over we need a small project to share t get our creative juices going. What does everyone think?
Comment by karenthequilter on July 7, 2017 at 6:51am

Hi everyone!  It's certainly been awhile!  Nice to see all your names popping up in my email notifications.

I'm not thread painting much, but I do really miss it.  Maybe one of these days.... Full time job gets in the way.

Sherri, I love your wallhanging - great advice from the group!

Comment by Terri D. on July 7, 2017 at 6:31am

Welcome to the group Sherri, love your wall hanging and I think doing some thread painting on it will really make it pop. If you use a stablizer, such as a fusible, then there is no need to remove it. If you don't plan on washing it, there is no need to remove the freezer paper. Can't wait to see more of your creations. Find it hard to believe that this was your first project.

I will be glad when I can get back to sewing; however, until my Visa is approved and my belongings shipped from the states to Ecuador, I'll just have to be content with seeing what everyone else is creating and taking pictures of my new home country.

Have a great day everyone!

Comment by Ally Bryant on July 6, 2017 at 7:04pm
Sorry about that gals, when I open up I just saw Sherri post above that last post one in April so made a comment it was weird when I popped back in low and behold there were the rest of your comments. So my comment didn't make sense as she has posted her picture!lOL.
Today had a wonderful time with my camera the views in NF are something. Also went to a insect farm NOW the spiders and Scorpians I can leave but the butterfly house was lovely. And I have some beautiful pic for my TP collection.
When I get home will post them.
Comment by Ally Bryant on July 6, 2017 at 6:45pm
Sherri welcome to this group. Please share your photos we would love to see.
This TP site has been quiet for soooo long!!LOL. Maybe we can get some action going on here. I am away at the moment but when I get back I'll post a work in progress I have been working on.

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