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!
* * * PUBLISHED * * * Artist feature in Stitchillo, a brand new book in a series called 'Encyclopedia of Inspiration' from UPPERCASE (click to link)
* * * EXHIBITION * * * Homeland: A Collection of Prairie Threadpaintings by Monika Kinner-Whalen. Kathy Theissen Gallery in Rosthern SK. July & August 2017 Reception 10 am to noon on Saturday, July 15, 2017 Station Arts
* * * MANITOBA * * *
Sept 2 & 3 Vendor - Proutopia
Sept 9 &10 Teaching - Sketch to Stitch / Runs with Scissors Studio
Sept 15 & 16 Vendor - Manitoba Fibre Festival, Red River Exhibition Park
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