Sunday, November 06, 2011

Threadplay RAVEN

I have done a little Threadplay this week. For my first attempt I used one of my Raven photos. (I always use my own photo or drawing, so I don't infringe on anyone else's copyright). As you can see, the first bird didn't end up looking at all like the original. My problem? Well, the hoop I was using for my stabilizer was a little loose, for one thing. The stabilizer also has a little grain line to it, & I was only using one layer.
So I tried again. This time I used 2 layers of stabilizer, laying them perpendicular to each other, & stitched a grid pattern on the 2 layers before chalking my outline on the whole thing, & stitching out the bird. The bird on the left, is still a little smaller than the original, but he's proportioned much better. I'll keep the one on the right, & call him a baby bird, but he won't be used until I find the right project for him.

Yesterday I taught my Threadplay With Wire class at Quilt Zone. My students all made Dragonflies. Kathy here sews fast, so she decided to make a Star too. It was her own idea, & I thought it turned out really cute.

Thursday, when I went to my Quilt Guild meeting, Pat came in with a large garbage bag full of stuff that she thought I might like. It included several rolls of white wire ribbons, & white silk floral bits. Also bags of lace & embroidered trims. All great fodder for Crazy quilting.  I'm thinking I can paint or dye the white stuff any color I want. Even some of the trim would be fun to over dye. Now that I've sorted it all out, & made a big mess of my studio, I want to get down there & clean & do some rearranging....Hopefully I can get there, just as soon as the other things on my To-Do list are done....
1.Make bread ~DONE
2. take down Halloween & put out Thanksgiving decorations.~DONE
3.Post ALCQ blog for this week.~DONE
4.Finish project for Fiberactions due on the 15th.DONE
5. Clean up this mess!DONE

Too bad I have to go to work tomorrow!
to be continued Tues....


Delighted Hands said...

Thank you for including the not so perfect crow, too-it helps us to see it is worth doing/trying again! Glad your class went well....maybe someday you will teach a class in FL!
How do those quilt frames collect so much clutter-must be magnetic properties in the metal!!!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Deb. Your threadplay crows are sparkling beautiful. As is the wee star. Have a great week. Hugs Judy

Steph said...

Wow that is quite a lot of stuff there.

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

I love the technique you used for your thread play. The crow is great! Wish I was in your class.

Rian said...

Looks like you're having lots of fun up there--love the Raven!