Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Thread Painting




I fell in love with a photograph that Tammy Lang had on her blog. Tammy has some lovely pictures there so be sure and take a peek.
Anyway I went ahead and did a thread painting of the one i really liked. I did a sketch and roughly painted it with fabric paint. The next step was to put it in a hoop with a stabilizer backing..... and then just go nuts with the thread....
I haven't done this for awhile so I felt a bit rusty, but I like the results.
When I got it finished I made it into a fabric post card....

11 comments:

tammy lang said...

hi miss magpie!
i cannot believe how your postcard looks so much like the pic i posted:)
how nice that you enjoyed and turned a piece of mom natures work into your own:)

Mary S said...

Hi Mags.... fabulous thread painting of Tammys photo!..you are amazing, dont care how many candels you have on your cake LOL

Christina said...

Maggie, your thread painting is absolutely glorious and a wonderful tribute to mother nature and her impecable dress sense. Is there anything that you can't do!! :-)

Gypsy said...

I was wondering how that worked...it is surely a work of art, now, and not just of Mother Nature and Tammy, but of Maggie, as well!
Do you EVER sleep, Maggie???

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Hi Maggs, just stopped by Tammy's blog and nearly fell off my chair because of her red dress doll story. What a hoot! Threadplay... what fun! This is so awesome, thanks for sharing! ~Monica

Maggie R said...

Hi everyone... Thanks so much for the lovely compliments on my work.
I have such a love for everything named fibre and beads!!!! I want to try it all and as my knowledge expands my time for each thing is at a premium... Ah sweet mysteries of life yet to be explored!
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Maggie R said...

And Yes GYPSY!! I do sleep, gosh at least 4 hours a night!!
I'm dancing as fast as I can!! VBG
((((hugs))))
Maggie

tammy lang said...

dancing???
heheee at the rate you go maggie its more like a jig-ity-jig:)

Maggie R said...

jig-ity-jig Tammy?????
tee hee.... with a cane?? VBG

Clevelandgurlie said...

Hi Maggy - I found your blog. Thread painting is my number one "fun time" right now. Did you see my squirrel???? That was my first attempt and I'm working on another - a landscape - right now.
Yours is gorgeous! So is the beaded doll. I must try one of those soon.

Maggie R said...

Hi... I looked for your squirrwl but I couldn't find it!! Will try again, I looked at your needle felting and you have some beautiful pieces. I know I could get addicted to it!!!! Like everything else....
Thanks for stopping by... and your nice comments... Don't be a stranger :-)
((((hugs))))
Maggie