Thread Sketching

A bit more fun using the sewing machine to draw images with thread…

 thread sketch hare

I did a basic outline of the hare using an Air/Water erasable fabric marker (it takes about 2 days to fade away completely) and then used the sewing machine to draw fairly loosely over the top several times. To do the freemotion stitching you need to drop the feed dogs on your machine and use a darning foot if you have one, my machine didn’t but I bought a universal darning foot on-line for about £10 which works very well. I used embroidery threads to fill in the facial details afterwards.

These strange little faces have been done the same way (although I didn’t use the air/water pen). So, machine sketching first, then adding a few details using fabric (attached by machine) and smaller details being added at the end with embroidery thread, by hand. group freemotiongroup freemotion brooches

Then I chose some complementary fabric and a piece of felt to the back along with a brooch pin.

girl rose girl bunches girl bob girl blue

bun girl on jacket

…and then I made a start on a few more hand stitched brooches from upcycled woollen scarves and pullovers – owls, cats and bunnies so far…

owl brooch  cat broochbunny brooch


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