Sunday, January 17, 2010

Threadplay Samples

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The tree above was the very first threadplay item I ever made. I broke 14 needles making this tree, teaching myself the technique. I seldom break needles now, but when I first tried that’s what happened. I had given the tree to my friend Kathy, but she never used it fro anything, but a little wall decoration. She was kind enough to give it back when I started teaching Threadplay as a class, so I can share this firs piece with my students. I finally used it in a quilt, at least 14 years after the tree was made.
I also used a piece of my Shibori dyed fabric. I made this in a Joan Morris class 8 years ago. I dyed all of the fabric in this piece (except binding & back), in Joan’s class. Click on the images to get a closer look.
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This is another tree I made, using metallic thread.
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The trees, & this flower are samples for my “Advanced Threadplay” class. They will be going to Dina’s Cozy Cabin in Eagle River this week.
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Below are all “Basic Threadplay” samples, that will also be going out to Dina’s.
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In my Basic class, I teach students how to “color” on fabric with thread. In the advanced class they learn how to make things without the fabric, creating out of thread alone.
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One of the things I love about this little rooster is it’s dimension. The threadplay makes it pop out, & becomes 3-D. There are ways to stop that effect if you don’t want it, but on this piece I did it intentionally.
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3 comments:

Delighted Hands said...

Some day you will have to travel to a southern destination to teach a class! Beautiful samples; the class will be great for all the students.

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

I cannot believe that workshop was 8 year ago! I remember you stitching the heart (we didn't sleep much), I love how you put everything together into a beautiful piece.

Deb Levy said...

Looks like it will be a fun class! Beautiful pieces, Deb.