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Thread Art taught by Lola Jenkins

Color and texture dominate this art quilting class. Learn stitches and shading to make colors and patterns pop in your collage or portrait quilts.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
srivers44 on

What materials did you use? i used cotton materials and rayon threads, backings suggested in the class materials. I wondered what the "Girl with the peal earring" project would look like using the fabrics close to the colors in the original painting, so that's what I did. In doing so I had to applique fabrics to get the colors I wanted then I did the thread stitching. I always have had trouble following instructions. lololololll. I need more experience in shading, but will work on that some more. I haven't done the background stitching yet but will get to that. Don't know how I want to do that yet. Any suggestions? I had a great time doing this, will do another project soon. Thanks for the class

srivers44 on

When I first saw this, I wondered how you managed to use a dark fabric. Very creative to combine applique with this technique. If you're using a dark thread on the background, I don't think it would matter a great deal what you do, because it won't be visible except at very close range. If you like the mottled effect of the background (I do), you might go around the lighter spots rather than through them...? I think it looks good just as it is.

10/04/2012 Flag

Dear srivers 44, Your project caught my eye - the face and haircolor stand out with the dark background. really nice piece.

10/08/2012 Flag

thank u so much

10/09/2012 Flag


11/18/2012 Flag

Looks real.

07/01/2014 Flag

Looks like a painting.

10/26/2014 Flag