Canvas Mounted Thistle

22 Sep 2009
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This is my first attempt at thread painting.  I took a photograph of a thistle and fixed some things in Photo Shop then thread painted the thistle.  I then painted a canvas to resemble the thistle background.  That took 3-4 tries before I was happy.  It still is drab but that is just how the back ground is.  I used eyelets on the corners then threaded pearl cotton through and around to the back and stappled it down.  The canvas is 9x12 and the little quilt is 8x7.  I satin stitched around the edges.


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Bronwyn9 wrote
on 22 Sep 2009 1:56 PM

Pretty damn good for a first attempt.

okieLinda wrote
on 22 Sep 2009 2:24 PM

The lowly thistle is my favorite flower so I LOVE IT  :)

cousette wrote
on 23 Sep 2009 9:07 AM

I love thistles and thread painting as well ! Your background and frame should be of happier colours ,though...

UrbanStitch wrote
on 25 Sep 2009 2:52 AM

Love it.  :o)  Mixing photos with quilting techniques is exactly why I got interested in free motion quilting in the first place.  Nice!

riverart wrote
on 25 Sep 2009 7:52 AM

Thanks for the nice comments.  I agree the background is drab but I was going for a blending of the photo to canvas.  I have another picture that I want to try this with and will jazz up the background this time.  I'm waiting on more thread to arrive.  I think this will turn me into a true thread -aholic.

loralyn wrote
on 27 Sep 2009 9:15 AM

I love this piece.  The grey conveys the mood beautfully and makes the thistle even more striking.  Very nice!

edyth wrote
on 2 Oct 2009 10:34 AM

So very delicate & unique,  not to mention the inspiration you have given to me.

nancur wrote
on 13 Nov 2009 6:55 PM

Very inspiring and fantastic for first attempt. I have some photos from my garden of daylillies and would like to try the same thing.

Quilter Girl wrote
on 10 Feb 2010 5:58 PM

Very captivating piece, your bright thistle bloom stands out wonderfully against your "drab" background. I am intrigued about how you got the image onto fabric. I'm assuming you've thread painted over a printed image.