After seeing the amazing work of my fellow blogger Kelli Perkins http://ephemeralalchemy.blogspot.com/2007/06/more-thread-sketching.html I jumped at the chance to take a thread sketching class. Let me tell you, I am in love! I was already doing something like this with my applique, but learning the technique has taken my art to a whole other level.
In the class, we worked on a sweet little pillow (emphasis on the word sweet) in pinks and purples. I then was introduced to variegated thread (such a great idea!!) and found a whole new calling. Look for many more of my pieces/products to feature thread sketching. In fact, I came home from the class and pulled out two tote bags I had bought at Ikea for embellishing (Love the cheapness of Ikea.) I sat down and gave them a good painting to which I will add thread sketching. I just have to go back to the store for more variegated thread (look at all the pretty colors…)
The pic above is of the front of the pillow I worked on in class. As I am not much for pillows, I will probably turn this into a purse and offer it for sale on Etsy. If I make a little money, I can buy more stuff to do more thread sketching! (Have I mentioned I love thread sketching?)