As I studied the swan picture for the contest, I kept thinking about the beautiful ballet, Swan Lake. I am new to art quilting so this is my initial attempt at thread painting, stitching with metallic thread, using multiple techniques in one picture etc. My swan and the ballerina’s tutu are satin from my 46 year old wedding dress. I glued, fused, stitched, and had fun playing with different techniques. The nest is thread that I rescued from an ill-fated project that had to be torn apart, and the cracked eggs are actual egg shells.
Threads: monofilament (swan and ballerina), silver metallic (lake), Sulky variegated (cattails and grass), Madiera Rayon (curtain decoration)
Machine: My trusty old Bernina Virtuosa 155 that my granddaughter is coveting. Before I give it to her, I need to get a new one.
Thank you for challenging me to step outside my self-imposed boundaries.
I hope you enjoy this visit to Swan Lake.