Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve Threadplay Angel


My friend Carol has been in the hospital almost a week now. She had surgery & later developed complications . I feel so bad for her being sick & having to be in the hospital, especially this time of year. I decided to make an Angel for her.

Here is how I did it: First I made a design out of plain paper. I cut out the pieces & taped them together just to see how they would fit.  I could trim the paper & retape until everything fit together well.

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Once I was satisfied with her dimensions, & took her apart.

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Using a wash-away stabilizer (Aqua Magic) in my hoop, I laid the paper piece on top & stitched around it.

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After I got the initial outline done, I laid wire over the stitched line, & did a zigzag stitch over the wire.

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I left wire tails on the ends for attaching pieces later.

I filled in the design. That thing on top is hair, to be flipped down in back of her head.

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Here are all 3 pieces after the threadplay is done.

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Next I trimmed away some of the Aqua Magic, & attached the 3 pieces together, then ran warm water over her, until the stabilizer was washed away.

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Here is how she looks finished, front, side & back views.

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This is post number 498. Remember I’ll be giving away a Threadplay piece to one of you who comments on post 496 up to & including post 500.

Merry Christmas my friends!


Deb said...

That's fabulous Deb! And such a sweet gift. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Nanci said...

This is so beautiful and I have never seen this done before. Your friend will love and may God touch her with a healing hand this Christmas.

SewCalGal said...

What a wonderful angel. Thanks for sharing your insights on making this delightful angel.



Nicole D. said...

gspot.comSplendid, and what a wonderful idea...
happy Xmas to you and yours .Nicole

Françoise said...

This is beautiful.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Kathie said...

amazing Angel hope it brings many smiles to Carol and a speedy recovery.
not sure I could ever attempt that...amazes me what people can make playing with thread, I saw some beautiful angel ornaments and a snowflake on another blog just using threads and this method.

Rian said...

Aren't you clever. Merry Christmas to you and Warren, and your friend in hospital.

Jo said...

This angel is AWESOME!
What a beautiful gift to give.

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Merry Christmas, the angle is beautiful, I'm sure it will cheer up your friend. Very clever idea.

Suze said...

oh my...what a gorgeous angel! and a very clever technique. Your friend will adore it..

Delighted Hands said...

Isn't it satisfying to think it and then see it come to be. You are a talented artist and a good friend!

Allison Ann Aller said...

How original and inspiring! Thanks for showing us...

I hope your friend is better very soon.

Dawn said...

WOW!!! I love your angel. Thanks for the inspiration.

Micki said...

I love the angel. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I hope your friend is getting better by the minute.

MargieK said...

What a beautiful Angel Deb. Thanks for sharing the process.

Steph said...

I really love that angel very nicely done and I bet she loved it.

Finishing Lines by K.Sperino said...

How sweet, pretty and delicate. Happy New Year.

Sande said...

Very nice. What a good idea - and what a lovely gift for a sick friend.

Granny Fran said...

Your thread play pieces are amazing and the idea of using the wire to make a stand up angel was so clever. She is beautiful!

quiltmom said...

Hi Deb,
What a lovely gift that you made for your friend. It was such a thoughtful thing for you to do.
You are one talented lady when it comes to creating with thread.
Wishing you all the best in 2010.
Warmest regards,


This is so amazingly beautiful! It should pop your friend into wellness with such delight!