Friday, May 22, 2009

Thread Painting & Lutradur

I've been wanting to play with thread painting for a while and just haven't gotten to it. You know, lately I feel like there are so many things I want to try. Have you been bitten by this bug too?

Anyway, I finally got to it, thread painting, that is. At first I thought I'd try a thread painted flower or leaf or something simple. But no! I had to go for the gusto and try a face.

thread painting face girl quilt art
I was quite happy with how it turned out for a first timer. So then I decided I should create something to showcase my new face. So I made a small art quilt collage. The collage includes Lutradur. The leaf shapes are the Lutradur and they have a translucent quality to them. This material doesn't fray when cut so makes for a perfect edge if you want to add a semi-dimensional item to your quilt surfaces.

thread painting face girl quilt art
And on that note....Happy Weekend! It's a holiday weekend at that.

24 comments:

  1. What a marvelous job you did on your first try at thread painting. Your shading is very well done and picking a face to start with was quite ambitious but you pulled it off!

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  2. My goodness Terri - I can't believe that's your first try! It's beautiful. The whole quilt is lovely - and I know exactly what you mean about wanting to try lots of things - that's why I keep taking classes!

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  3. I forgot to ask - is it all thread, or did you paint it first?

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  4. I'll never forget my first time thread painting. It was in a class by Nancy Prince quite a few years back. You did an amazing job for your first time out of the gate with it!

    I love the finished piece. So nice and bright!

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  5. Wow Terri, this is awesome! The thread painting really gives a lot of texture to the face. Lovely!

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  6. wow, this is really beautiful!! Thanks for entering the C&T Design Challenge on Lutradur!!

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  7. What a great first try! Good composition too-I am glad you decided to go all the way:)

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  8. Your mixed technique pieces are really so well done; this piece included!

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  9. Great work! Thread painting looks great and love the rest of the piece.

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  10. This is beautiful. Great colors.

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  11. This is totally awesome! I just purchased a book last week on using Lutradur. Now I'll have to try it.

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  12. Wow Teri, I can only hope my first try is near that well-done. Thread painting is on my list and near the top of new things to try this summer.
    Looks like so much fun !
    Gwycon2@yahoo.com

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  13. Good work mastering the technique on your first try out!

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  14. Super nice job on this one ! I can't believe her face is done with thread. The leaf fabric is very beautiful...

    auntie jude

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  15. Hi Terri,
    Wow, you did a great job for your first time at thread painting! And I really love the way you put it into the perfect setting!
    What a lovely art quilt! The colors really sing!

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  16. Terri, of all your beautiful art pieces, I think this is my favorite.

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  17. What a wonderful job....such a nice feeling to it. Thanks for sharing it with us

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  18. Love this piece and the thread painting is beautiful!

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  19. janice in detroitMay 26, 2009 6:06 PM

    Terri, Your work is so beautiful, and you never cease to amaze me with the breadth of your talent. This is an incredible first piece piece with a technique like thread painting. On another note, I know you just started a new class on mixed media collage, but wondered if you know when you will offer it again. I am gone most of the first two weeks in June and just don't have the time to do a class like this justice.

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  20. Your quilt collage is simply gorgeous. The colors are so beautiful! I just can't stop looking at that colorful and well done pattern.

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  21. great job Terri! I love your collage !

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  22. Beautiful art. work, i love your collage !!!

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