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    Old 03-13-2014, 08:56 AM
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    Default Just a little bit about Thread Painting

    If you want to add some wow to your art pieces then thread painting is a skill you should master. The only "rule" is you need a non woven stabilizer. Most shops carry this and if you ask the help, they will steer you to the right product.
    So this little piece is how I "painted" a leaf in a current piece. The veins are stitched first a reference. Then each colour is stitched in. I usually start with the lighter shades first. Threads over lap. This is what blends them. And I finish all my pieces with a satin stitched edging. I find it crisps up the work.
    I think embroidery threads are a must. they add a sheen and stand up to the needle work. How could you not produce something lovely when your threads have names like Orange Meringue, Golden Harvest, Cream Yellow and Deep Gold. Enjoy!
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    Old 03-13-2014, 09:12 AM
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    Old 03-14-2014, 05:29 AM
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    Wow! Thank you for showing the steps. Your stitching is beautiful. I have steered away from thread painting, but you inspire me to try. Maybe on a runner first. Just lovely.
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    Beautiful. Thanks for the info.
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    Old 03-14-2014, 06:38 AM
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    These leaves are beautiful, MK - you do start with some fabrics, and then add the detail with the thread, right? They turn out very cool.
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    Great job - thanks for sharing. I always love when I see this however when I try it, it looks like scribbling LOL
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    Very pretty thread painting!
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    Old 03-14-2014, 08:12 AM
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    As usual, beautiful work. Ths for sharing.
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    Old 03-14-2014, 08:21 AM
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    Really beautiful! I have a book on thread painting, but have been too intimidated by the process to begin. Thanks sew much for the inspiration. I'm going to jump right in now that you have shared your project.
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    Old 03-14-2014, 08:43 AM
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    beautiful leaves and stitching, would love to see the entire piece! Please share when completed
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