The Art of Thread Sketching: Free Thread Drawing and Thread Painting Techniques

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Thread sketching and thread painting are machine embroidery thread art techniques that allow you to personalize your fiber art with imagery. Thread drawing usually refers to using the needle as a pencil, drawing with thread over the fabric to create what looks like a sketched image. Thread painting techniques refer to dense machine stitching, using thread colors in close proximity to create lifelike images with shadows and highlights.

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Brush up on your thread basics, including maching quilting thread technique and the best thread for quilting needs.

Thread Sketching Tutorial: Thread Sketching 101

Thread Sketching Tutorial

Thread Sketching 101: Focus on Texture by Susan Brubaker Knapp

Painting with thread and drawing with thread are not unlike using wet media or pencil, says Susan Brubaker Knapp in Thread Sketching 101 Focus on Texture. Think of thread as you would paint: you can make dots, smooth strokes, or long, sinuous curves. You can apply the paint sparingly or very heavily. The combination of stitches creates touchable texture.


Drawing and Thread Painting Tutorial: Nostalgia Series

Drawing and Thread Painting Tutorial

Nostalgia Series: Stitched Sketches and Ephemera in Art Quilts by Jane LaFazio

Inspired by Cas Holmes' found object textile art, Jane LaFazio combined her love of sketching, free-motion machine stitching, and ephemera to create her Nostalgia Series: Stitched Sketches and Ephemera in Art Quilts where painted sketches are reinterpreted in threadwork.


Thread Sketching Tutorial: Sketchbook Quilts

Thread Sketching Tutorial

Sketchbook Quilts by JJ Foley

When she wanted to personalize the art in her quilting, JJ Foley devised two thread-sketching techniques: digital and direct draw. Choosing drawings from her sketchbook, JJ discovered, "The simplest little sketch can give you a delightful result in a quilt, and it will be your own personal, one-of-a-kind creation." Read all about it in her article Sketchbook Quilts.


Thread Sketching Tutorial: Thread Sketching on Stabilizer

Thread Sketching Tutorial

Thread Sketching on Stabilizer by Karen Fricke

Karen Fricke discovered that printing an image onto heavy-duty tear-away stabilizer would make thread sketching a design easier and allow her to show more details through machine stitching. In Thread Sketching on Stabilizer, she shares her thread art savvy.


Thread Painting Tutorial: Thread Painting, From Photo to Stitched Artwork

Thread Painting Tutorial

Thread Painting: From Photo to Stitched Artwork by Carol Watkins

"Quilting led me to machine embroidery, which in turn led me to dense thread painting," writes Carol Watkins in Thread Painting: From Photo to Stitched Artwork. With thread painting techniques, she mixes threads to create depth and shadow to tell a story.


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