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 portraits.
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.
After 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.