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Thursday, 10 March 2011

Threadpainted Rosehips!

Lookie here!  I finished the thread painting.  It's like free motion filling.  So here's what I started with:

That is an outline from a photo I took last summer at my mother's cabin.  They were hanging over the lake and the three looked so pretty together!  I picked out some threads and started stitching.

As I work, I use my former art piece as a guide.  It's covered with cheesecloth.  I'll show you why in a minute.  I keep stitching until I'm done.  And then I loosely clip it out.  TADA!!

And then I soak it in a bath to dissolve the rest of the stabilizer.  YES - it's soluble.

I bought this a year and a half ago and I'm finally trying it out!  It really does melt off.  (Just don't drop the camera into the water Monika!!)

After it then dries flat, I will clip off the cheesecloth strings that are hanging out.  The cheesecloth helps so that the piece doesn't unravel.  Then I'm mounting it on ???  I haven't decided yet.

Now that it's FINALLY melting out there, I'm off to build snow forts with the kids!
: )


Megan said...

So pretty! You do fabulous work!

diane said...

once again you amaze me with your talent.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Wow! So many questions...but wont even start! This is amazing! It must take a basket full of thread!
Love it!

Scrappy quilter said...

Simply amazing what you do with thread. Hope the weather continues to improve for you. North of here (Hwy #1) they got freezing rain. So far we are okay. Have fun with the kids.

Monika K. (MySweetPrairie) said...

Thanks! I actually wrote that post yesterday afternoon. We had fun, but now it's forecast for winter all over again. minus 25! :(

I think I'll go chop some wood.

Grandma Coco said...

Really, really pretty!

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