I’m trying my hand at thread sketching. A few years ago we went to a bird sanctuary in Alberta where I took some pictures of owls and falcons and other big birds.
First I printed a black and white image on copy paper. Using a light-box I traced only the main lines that I wanted to stitch onto thin paper eliminating any unwanted areas. Again tracing the image, this time on fabric. I used a linen fabric with a bit of texture to the weave. It did make drawing on it a bit more difficult as I encountered the bumps in the fabric. I used a dark grey colour thread for the stitching as I thought black might be too stark, I did use black thread for the bobbin and I do like the grey thread stitched side better.
This was fun I and will do some more.
Talk later, Geesje