Thread Art »
Type of item: Home Decor
Cotton fabrics, Interfacing, batting, colored pencils, polyester threads.
What was your inspiration?
Lola Jenkins way to use threads for art. The Traditional Swedish Dala Horse is acctually a painted wooden horse, that you can by as a souvenier in a giftshop. They are very popular for the moment, but the tradition is very old. Now a days they come in all colors and also without flowers. You can also find Dalahorse with dots or other funny paintings on them. Anyway I like them a lot.
What are you most proud of?
The wiggle thread art was quit difficult, but I heard Lola's voice which told me "It doesn't matter" and "No one will notice..". I smiled and continued. This was accually a practicepiece. My intention was to practice to paint the horse with a lot of shades as Lola showed. I found the horse good enough to continue with the rest. Yes, I did it backwards. "I didn't care - who will notice?" Oops! I told you!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Make it the right way. You can accidently smudge out the colors when you are quilting the piece.