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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Threadpainting Autumn Blonde

Happy Autumn!  It's official.  The Equinox came and went.  It sure is pretty out there!

Remember when I had a show at my mom's lakehouse this past summer?  I had some sketchbooks of mine set out on one table to show the process I take for the people coming to see me art.  One photo in particular really grabbed one of the women.  "If you make that, I want it!" she said.  Yesterday I started...


the original photo I took last fall



this is the 6x6" background and the plans I had done beside the photo in my sketchbook



I pick out thread colors like a painter would prepare paint.



I lay down some thread using free motion sewing on my little machine



I am finished the free machine work



Now the 'pretty' starts:  I add rosehips, leaves, and more grasses by hand.  Detail.  Detail.


FINISHED!

threads cleaned up, edges finished.  Work Complete! 


Are you wowed!?  I am wowed.  I did this in all day, all night, and all morning... now I am done.  I am thrilled. I wish you could see some of the sheen in the heavier blonde grasses that I stitched by hand.  It really glows.  It's beautiful!  Off to the framer's I go...

: )))
linking to WIP Wednesday @ TN&TN


25 comments:

Kit Lang said...

I am suitably wowed. :)

B J Elder said...

Another gorgeous creation! Well done. With the dense thread work how do you keep the sky, which doesn't have the threadwork from puckering at the horizon? Do you have your fabric in a hoop when doing the threadpainting?

susan said...

Thank you for showing us part of the process! I've always wondered. I would love to try this and have started but these pictures help me know how to progress.
Thanks for sharing. What stabilizes your fabric? It looks like it is very stiff for all that thread!
Really enjoy your work!

Jeito Mineiro de Ser said...

Minha querida professora, eu AMEI este post em especial!!!! ele é uma aula para alunas famintas de aprendizado. Obrigada, obrigada!
Cada dia eu estou mais apaixonada pelo seu trabalho!
Um abraço!
Egléa

My dear teacher, I LOVED this post in particular!! He is a class for students hungry for learning. Thank you, thank you!
Each day I am more passionate about her work!
Hugs!
Egléa

Terri said...

WOW! I am Wowed! That's all it takes? Why am I not doing that...
It's the part between your ears, Monika... that's what I am missing. Keep doing what you do, and we will continue to be Wowed.
Hugs

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

It's a stunning piece! Just beautiful.

Josette Guerin said...

vu comme ça l automne c est splendide biz

Lynn Ross said...

Totally WOWED. I continue to be so amazed at your work. AWESOME!! Keep it up so us not so artsy, imperfect know what to aspire to!!!!

Your devoted student,

Lynn Ross

Willit Neverend said...

AMAZING! And so quick.

It was fascinating to see your process. You can see things that others can't, and you have the patience to bring it to life.

sherry said...

love it love it love it

laura lok said...

I am always wowed one by the work two by how fast and three how they all seem to be equally as beautiful. Never get tired of seeing them

Emma Wigginton said...

just found your wonderful work via Fiber Art, beautiful, so textural...and the colours! new follower, going to enjoy the ride!

HollyM said...

I am wowed, especially in light of my experience.
The hand stitching really adds to it. It's quite beautiful.
I'm currently looking at machines. What is the model of yours?

Dori Krahn said...

I absolutely love it.

monika@mysweetprairie.ca said...

:) ten solid hours of sewing a five inch space isn't quick... but when you scroll through photos it looks quick.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

yes, I am wowed!! ....as usual with the way you can recreate such beauty with your thread! Great job on this one. love it.

Katherine said...

Completely "wowed". :o)
Stunning piece, Monika. You make it look so easy! I admire your talent with needle and thread. Truly beautiful.

Angela said...

gorgeous!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful:)

Monica said...

How wonderful to see all the photos of your process! I see how the dark background gives such great depth to the piece. It's a beauty!

Dolores said...

What a perfect name. A wonderful piece.

Willit Neverend said...

Monika, I could work all day, all night and a whole morning and not come up with something half as beautiful or detailed. I think it was quick :)

monika@mysweetprairie.ca said...

Awe ;) you are sweet. Thank you.

Sam said...

Wow....

Regina said...

Wenn Du das machst sieht das immer so einfach aus ....und richtig toll. Durch Deinen Blog lerne ich meine Umgebung neu zu sehen.

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