1 janvier 2009

Play Day

I just love it when I have an extra day off !
I’m thread painting ‘Marseille VI –L’Estaque’ and I see this piece coming to live !
I never took as many pictures for a piece as for this one.
The biggest advantage of digital photography is that you have an instant answer to some of the questions you can have. You also have a all over distant view of your subject.

I took a detail picture from the window at right to show you the first round of the thread painting :
I also took a picture of the back, that way you can see how I balanced the tension of the threads. I use a size 100 thread as bobbin thread so that I have as few extra bulk as possible.

I love neat backs, can’t help it.

These are the embroidery threads I use for this piece – not all of them will actually be in this work -. I sorted the colours so that it is easy working and auditioning the threads.When I bought my new sewing machine (the Diamond from Husqvarna), my dealer gave me as extra present (because I was the first to buy the machine) all those embroidery threads.

A total of 207 Madeira spools !

"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; Don't walk behind me, I may not lead; Walk beside me, and just be my friend."
Albert Camus

Write you soon

2 commentaires:

Angelika Westermann a dit…

A happy new year to you, too! I wish you much success with your classes and hope you will keep us informed on your thread painting endeavors.

Barbara Strobel Lardon a dit…

I am enjoying watching your progress on this quilt. Love how it is changing now with the thread painting.
What a fabulous gift of thread that came with your Machine!