Thread painting as defined by the Queen of thread painting, Nancy Prince is "free-motion machine embroidery, a unique way of embellishing your quilts by "painting" the image on your quilt top...The quilt is your canvas and the thread is your paint."
In a previous post dated June 7, 2011, titled Layer Upon Layer Upon...I stated that the more layers you have, the more dimension and depth your piece will have." So, I thought why not create the first layer with paint. I then painted PFD (prepared for dyeing) a tightly woven, white fabric with Pebeo, Setacolor Transparent paints.
Once dried, it was heat set with a hot iron and I pulled a few of the threads I intend to use in this exercise. I'm thinking the piece is going to be both free motion machine embroidered and hand embroidered.
While pulling the threads for the piece, I thought it would be a good idea if I practiced a little before attempting the main act...
and so now I present my Study in Green, not the main act. In this trial run I used Superior Thread, Nature Colors, Trilobal Polyester and King Tut, also by Superior.
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