Thread sketching

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.

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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.

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This was fun I and will do some more.

Talk later, Geesje

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