Today’s technique is so much fun! In fact, I plan to do some more of this and try a few variations. The technique is “Thread Painting.”
I’ve done some of this before . . . it’s basically free motion stitching. I did this one last year as part of the fiber book page swap. I used the thread to create shadows and highlights on appliqued pieces.
Today, I stitched on a printed fabric and enhanced portions of the print.
I placed some black felt behind the fabric so these elements will stand out when I place them on a background. I even like the way it looks on the back!
I cut out the elements – flowers and insects – and trimmed close to the stitching. For the antennae, I plan to stitch them after attaching to the background, but I’m leaving the printed ones on for now. So I don’t forget, ya know?
I need to stitch at least one more flower, but I’ve run out of black felt! I’ll have to do some digging around in the stash cabinet. I’m pretty sure I have another dark color – maybe even another piece of black!
So this little project is on hold while I dive into the cabinet. If you don’t hear from me by Wednesday, send help. LOL!