Commissioned Thread Painting

Today I finished a thread painting of the Keswick River in autumn which was commissioned this summer. My process is to paint the background and then enhance the detail by adding texture using the needle on my sewing machine like a paint brush. 

The first photo shows the scene as I finished the painting and the second reveals the finished piece before it goes to the framer for stretching, matting and framing.

 

 

Painting Backgrounds for Quilts or Embroideries

 Learn to paint using Pebeo setacolor fabric paints on cotton or embroidery fabrics. Create your own fabric for a special landscape, shaded fabric for a flower you wish to appliqué, yardage for a special sky or backgrounds for an embroidery. You will learn how to mix colours and apply the paints. Special effects techniques such as sun printing and using salt will also be explored.

 

 

 

 

Painting Backgrounds for Quilts or Embroideries

Painting Backgrounds for Quilts or Embroideries- Learn to paint using Pebeo setacolor fabric paints on cotton or embroidery fabrics. Create your own fabric for a special landscape, shaded fabric for a flower you wish to appliqué, yardage for a special sky or backgrounds for an embroidery. You will learn how to mix colours and apply the paints. Special effects techniques such as sun printing and using salt will also be explored.

 

 

 

 

Artist in Residence

I was very pleased to learn that I had been chosen for a Fredericton Arts Alliance 1 week residency in the Casemates at the Garrison District in downtown Fredericton New Brunswick.  My week will be July 2-8 with the Casemates being open 10 am to 5 pm daily.  The theme for this year’s residencies is the Saint John river.  Beginning with  my own photograph I will make the drawing, transfer it to fabric, paint the fabric and then stitch using my sewing machine and  free motion embroidery to add texture and dimension  to betray this National Historic site which means ” good and beautiful ” river. I hope many will visit during the week to see the progress.

Artist in Residence for Fredericton Arts Alliance

I was very pleased to learn that I had been chosen for a Fredericton Arts Alliance 1 week residency in the Casemates at the Garrison District in downtown Fredericton New Brunswick.  My week will be July 2-8 with the Casemates being open 10 am to 5 pm daily.  The theme for this year’s residencies is the Saint John river.  Beginning with  my own photograph I will make the drawing, transfer it to fabric, paint the fabric and then stitch using my sewing machine and  free motion embroidery to add texture and dimension  to betray this National Historic site which means ” good and beautiful ” river. I hope many will visit during the week to see the progress.

Cow 120

This cow portrait was commissioned by a neighbour for her granddaughter’s 2017 graduation from veterinary college where she specialized  in large animals. She is engaged to a dairy farmer and this is his favourite cow.

It is a combination of appliqué and free motion stitching on my painted background. It was framed under glass and by all reports very well received.

Splendor of the Caribbean

Chosen for Threadworks 2013: Water. Toured throughout Ontario for 2 1/2 years.

Matted and framed under glass, 14 by 18 1/2 inches.

Keswick River

Thread painting of the Keswick river  19 by 23 inches  matted and framed under glass