Earlier this year, I taught a couple workshops with the Virtual Sewing and Stitching Expo, where I shared thread painting techniques. We used them to create blooming heart cacti and it was so much fun to watch my fellow makers paint with thread. So what is thread painting? Here's a few ways I've used thread painting in my embroidery practice, examples from artists, and patterns to give it a try.
Embroidery as a craft has flourished everywhere across the world. Whether it’s stunning artwork or cheeky cross-stitch on clothing and home goods, it’s always been an important part of our material culture. However, today, some people think of needlework as a dying art that is unsuited for our hectic lives. Well, this is not entirely true and there’s an online community that proves it.
This morning, I thought it would be nice to slow down a bit and just look at some beautiful pieces of embroidery. To that end, I’m going to share with you some needle painting embroidery projects worked by Margaret Cobleigh. Margaret’s the gal who will be teaching needle painting class here on Needle ‘n Thread ...
Long and short stitch, also known as "thread-painting" or "needle-painting" is a challenging yet rewarding embroidery skill. Use this stitch to create color gradations and shading or highlighting to give your subjects a three dimensional look. Here are a few key ideas I have discovered through many hours of long and sh