Alikin's Alley Cat

1 Apr 2010
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This was made from a picture taken by a friend and used with her permission. It is thread painted and then appliqued on to the background. It measures 9 3/4" wide by 12 1/2" long.

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khusty wrote
on 1 Apr 2010 11:35 AM

Absolutely Beautiful!  Did you collage the kitty first and then thread paint over the fabric?  or is it pure threadpainting?


Anne lundy wrote
on 1 Apr 2010 1:00 PM

Very beautiful !!!!!  love the colours, have not done thread painting yet, but am hoping to do so soon.   Great job !!

lauraruiz wrote
on 1 Apr 2010 1:59 PM
It looks so real, I think I hear a meow. Very nice work.
on 2 Apr 2010 1:53 AM

It's really natural! It seems almost if you can touch her....


edyth wrote
on 4 Apr 2010 6:30 AM

So realistic,  this has really inspired me...what a patience you have to do such a painting with thread...hours of work & not to mention all the thread....I am looking forward to your multiple printing.

meta1 wrote
on 6 Apr 2010 11:48 PM

This is beautiful, I love the red background, makes the cat look like 3D.

nikki bawden wrote
on 9 Apr 2010 4:55 PM

I'm sorry but I love cats, and this is beautiful. It captures the cats look of regalness. Well done.

Lindy101 wrote
on 9 Apr 2010 10:40 PM

Your quilt inspired me to give thread painting a try-and I amTHRILLED with my attempt.  Thank you so much for sharing your work!

Lynnette H. wrote
on 24 Apr 2010 5:43 PM

Absolutely beautiful !!!

lje2117 wrote
on 24 Apr 2010 7:46 PM

What a beautiful work of art-and an outstanding background to feature the threadwork of kitty so nicely!

How did you do your threadwork on the kitty though? It looks so perfect! Did you use a foundation fabric and do the threadwork on top, or put some type of heavier foundation material over the fabric-or not, or perhaps use solvy? Or did you use other materials? My threadwork always puckers when I try to get this kind of density done on a piece...and this is after trying everything as a foundation, after several layers of foundations and/or interfacings, over the top and bottom of the fabric, and trying differing materials as well...and using a high end machine- which i thought could do anything!! (not when I am driving it, I guess!) But, yours looks so very smooth and even, bravo!!

Any hints as to how you accomplished this lovely piece, or what materials you might have used?