Sunday, January 23, 2011

Susan Brubaker Knapp – Part 2

Yesterday, I was privileged to take another class from Susan Knapp……this time it was all about Thread Sketching.  As with the photo class, I learned much and truly enjoyed the day.

The goal of this class was to prepare and thread paint a dragonfly.

First step was to assemble the pattern…..

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Then we traced the wings onto our backing fabric and added fused body shapes  cut from our favorite fabrics…..

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We pinned the top to a piece of interfacing and pulled out the threads…..Susan suggests using a 50 or 60 weight cotton thread, but also encouraged us to use what we had on hand……

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and started sewing……

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after the majority of the thread painting was done, we went back in and added the tiny “window panes” of the wings. 

Here is my finished project……

_1221449 I particularly like the hairy legs!!!

Once again, Susan did a wonderful job of teaching, encouraging and creatively helping us to solve our problems. 

_1221428 I LOVE the intent looks of everyone’s faces!!!!

This is her dragonfly……

_1221430 I desperately wanted to keep examining it before I would sew, but instead tried to make the thread painting truly my own!!

When I got home I started looking at photos with idea of trying to thread paint one of them.    This is the one that I keep coming back to……

_3094537It has lots of texture and easily distinguishable shadings.    Maybe, just maybe I will attempt this sometime in the not to distant future!!!!

Stay tuned………

2 comments:

Anita said...

Love your dragonfly!

maggi said...

Your dragonfly is wonderful.

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