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Friday, 1 March 2013

Basic Threadpainting Class

Today I ran my Basic Threadpainting beginner class for the third time.  It went REALLY well today.  Thank you ladies!  What a fun bunch.  I never brought my camera to the last class, my apologies.  Here are some photos from today's bunch...

her first time threadpainting = AWESOME!

I really like being at Creative House.  The teaching area is a solarium full of plants & natural light.  It makes me happy.  : )

following the feathers' lines

Nearly everyone hooped their work and used a tear-away stabilizer underneath.  I like to give everyone the choice.  In the last class, only one person use the hoops.  They have some great rubbery ones there that grip so well you never have to tape or tighten.

a second pose

I provided 2 Chickadee poses with permission from the photographer, Edith Maracle.  I am just not good at photographing birds.  I found these images on Flickr and they were perfect for a threadpainting project.  So... thank you again Edith! ; )

grey on white...

Everyone in the class was also given the choice of background fabric.  Every woman't work was different!  It was wonderful!

stitching with the source photo nearby

This was the same class I offered last year in Watrous at Annette's home.  The Chickadee is a great project because pretty much everyone has white, grey, beige, and black in their thread collection.  And THANK YOU for reading through the handout!  lol  Making the 3 page hand out was the hardest part for me, so I told everyone that they had to promise to read it!  Carly / Citric Sugar was there, and assured me that she read it twice.  : )  Sweet.

Thank you so much, have a great weekend and keep stitchin'!



9 comments:

Bee said...

I would LOVE to take this class with you! I hope some day it will be possible for you to teach this online or on DVD for us folks who live too far south. You are a wonderful teacher to have so many successful students! Love the Chickadees!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I would LOVE to take this class too! Sorry I missed it...maybe I will catch the next one!

HollyM said...

I think the chickadee is a perfect choice for basic thread painting! They all look great.
I'm curious about the tear away stabilizer. I have used it for the odd thing and removed it after. I'm assuming with thread painting you'd leave it in except for maybe the larger I stitched areas?

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

That is very pretty Monika...you make it look so easy too. I tried this technique, but couldn't keep the fabric tight enough in my hoop. Not sure why

The Handmaden said...

Gosh, I so wish I could attend one of your classes!

CitricSugar said...

I had such a blast! I got oohs and aahs when I got it home, too. Hoping to stitch more tomorrow.

Thanks again!!

Margaret said...

What Bee said. :-) I enjoy modest amounts of thread painting by machine...not sure if I'm up to representational work! LOL! In the save vein, do you know the work of Linda McBain Cuyler?

(https://www.facebook.com/pages/Linda-McBain-Cuyler-Fibre-Artist/321957860109)

jojo said...

QUE C EST BEAU MONIKA TU ES VRAIMENT TRES DOUEE BIZ JOJO

lej619 said...

I think I have said this before, but I'll say it here.
Man I wish I lived closer to you!! I would take this class at least two times!! If not more!! Hahahaha I am a slow learner.
Think I'll try it on my own. Thanks for show and tell! The Ladies did great work!

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