Friday, April 17, 2009

Thread Sketch on Felt

Here's my first attempt at thread sketching. I've wanted to try this for a while as I want to re-do my Crazy Horse piece and put a thread sketched horse instead of the shield. So this is my practice piece.

I used Stitch and Tear to draw out the design and then used a free running stitch to sketch the horse and hills behind.

If you enlarge this photo, you can see that I still need to do some more work to remove the Stitch and Tear around the edges. That was the most painful part of the piece. It was really pretty easy and turned out better than expected. So, I'll be re-doing the Crazy Horse piece soon. I'll show you how it turns out as soon as it is completed. I also finished my bark piece for the Landscape show that will be at Knitting and Stitching show. Now I have to complete all the entry applications and get a good photo. Then wait to see if I get in.


Tracy said...

Hi Ruth
Your sketched horse is great!! I love the poppy below too, so much depth. Have you considered
working from the back when you use the stitch and tear, I know it means reversing the image and having really good tension as the bobbin thread will be the one you see, but makes removing the stitch and tear less critical. I learnt this the hard way when stitching on a dark fabric :)

Vicki W said...

That turned out terrific! I wonder if you could stitch from the back with the decorative thread in the bobbin. That way it wouldn't be such a pain to remove the paper - bcause you wouldn't have to be so thorough removing it.

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

Very neat! It came out beautifully!

Aleta said...

I love this! As usual, you inspire me!
I know you'll get in the Landscape Show. Good luck!

Guzzisue said...

would it work using soluble paper? I may have to try it out

Kim said...

Wow, I don't do alot of drawing, and haven't threadsketched, but this is so wonderful! I just looks so well drawn... I am not sure whether to be inspired or intimidated! Great stuff!

yvette said...

Ruth, how amazing! I don't know the technique but I'm so fond of horses on felt.
I'think I can learn a lot of you.Thanks for sharing!

narkeymarkey said...

wow, this is amazing - i love the movement you've captured in the horse. good luck with your applications - i'm sure you'll do great! :)