Sunday, January 17, 2010
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.
This is another tree I made, using metallic thread.
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.
Below are all “Basic Threadplay” samples, that will also be going out to Dina’s.
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.
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.