26 avril 2009

Thread Painting

The thread painting is a long and slow process. Mostly I start with one colour and try to thread paint all the similar patches. Then I move to sew with the next colour.
Most of the time, thread painting is a relaxing process.
But it also can be unbelievable stressful :
in some cases, for some reason, you can’t get a good thread tension ;
or when the thread always breaks because it’s too old – yes, it’s possible ! –
or because you move to fast and your needle breaks
or because you run out of “that” thread and you only had to sew 4 more inches…
While thread painting, it is important to take a break every now and then. Otherwise your shoulders and back are hurting like hell. This time, while pausing from sewing, I’m writing my blog and taking pictures from the thread painting I’ve done today.

Later this evening I will read the last issue from ‘Fibre and Stitch’.
I will miss this e-zine.
Thanks, Sue and Terri , for those 8 wonderful issues. I fully understand why you decided to stop.
“Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy”.
Jacques Maritain

Write you soon
Nathalie

3 commentaires:

Terri a dit…

Thank you Nathalie for your support. We appreciate you! I am enjoying your progress on your flower quilt.

Sue B a dit…

Thank you for your support Nathalie!

Mal* a dit…

What beautiful images and thoughtful commentary on your thread painting process. I love to hear about artistic processes -- and maybe even moreso when it is about frustrations. It's all applicable to life in general and I really enjoyed reading your words. Thanks.