I’m pleased to show you some of my thread painting creations! Click on any of the photos to see more details. I encourage you to come back often to see what’s new!
I explored and experimented with free-motion embroidery, sometime called thread painting or thread drawing for this bluebird in flight in a wooded area. It is such a treat to see a flash of bright blue swoop through the woods on a spring day that I wanted to capture the wonder of such a moment in this artwork. This piece measures 15 x 15 inches.
This Phoenix feather seems to be floating in swirling tongues of fire. I love the symbolism of the mythical bird, the Phoenix, rising from the ashes to the beginning of a new life. When suffering a catastrophic event in life, the challenges seem endless, yet it is possible to recover and start anew like a Phoenix rising from the ashes. This wall hanging is a reminder that new life can happen! This piece measures 22.5 x 27.5 inches.
This form of free-motion embroidery is a new technique for me; some might call it thread painting or thread drawing, but (whatever it is called) I love the results! The summer dragonflies, with their lacy and shiney wings that reflect the sun so brilliantly, have always been a fascinating sight to me. When I first learned this technique I knew it was the perfect method to use to capture the beauty of a dragonfly. This piece measures 15 x 15.5 inches.