ELAINE QUEHL, Quilt Artist, Teacher, Dyer, Designer

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Threads: Uncommon & Unforgettable, Part 2

Here are a few more samples of the experimenting we will do in my upcoming Threads class:

Here is a bit of needle lace I created to make a Japanese gate. Eventually I will add a garden beyond the gate.
Another thread sketch, inspired by a photo I took in San Diego in March:
I'm still playing at stitching by hand with the hand-dyed threads. I love the scattered seed stitch used as a background filler.
I also tried thread painting a Monarch Butterly. The orange areas in the wings feature my hand-dyed organza. In hindsight I should have used a nice orange hand-dyed fabric, as the orange organza is transparent and only looks really orange with an orange background.
And speaking of orange, that reminds me that I also threadpainted an orange slice:
The next few days will be spent writing the notes for this class and reviewing and updating notes for the Art Quilt class. Next week I'll be packing up for the trip!


  1. Thread painting has always fascinated me... love these, especially the orange.

  2. Those are beautiful... love the butterfly and orange too=)


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