Learn how to create a delightful and
realistic pet portrait using fabric, batting, and thread. In this video,
artist Faith Cleary shares her method for creating unique quilted pet
After guiding viewers through the key ingredients—the
selection of a photograph and the fabric and thread choices—Faith
demonstrates the steps for creating a vellum tracing and making an
appliqué “road map.”
She discusses how to study your pet
photograph to determine which elements are the most prominent, and then
demonstrates how to create those elements with thread and fabric.
establishing the body of the pet, Faith shows how to add the eyes,
nose, and fur, and she demonstrates how to use thread sketching to
accent your pet’s features.
Certain elements are layered to create a dimensional effect.
And finally, Faith shows how to complete the piece by creating a background that tells your pet’s story.