lines and colors: Cayce Zavaglia creates her portraits in a novel variation on the time honored traditions of tapestry, using crewel embroidery wool in a method in which the direction of the threads are not blended into a uniform pattern, but given direction within the creation of the form — like brushstrokes, producing a much more “painterly” (“threaderly”?) surface.

lines and colors: Cayce Zavaglia creates her portraits in a novel variation on the time honored traditions of tapestry, using crewel embroidery wool in a method in which the direction of the threads are not blended into a uniform pattern, but given direction within the creation of the form — like brushstrokes, producing a much more “painterly” (“threaderly”?) surface.

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This portrait is made of threads, or with other words, it is freestitch embroidery sewn on water soluble fabric, who therefore disappears in water and leaves you with only the threads. The threads are pressed between transparent glass in a wood frame. Read more this and watch a work video I made - all on my website. Hope you like it MAD ;-)

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This portrait is made of threads, or with other words, it is freestitch embroidery sewn on water soluble fabric, who therefore disappears in water and leaves you with only the threads. This piece Is sold as print and artcard. Read more this and watch a work video I made - all on my website. Hope you like it MAD ;-)

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How to make fabric with the threads and scraps from an Orts Jar stash, using water soluble stabilizer. The word, "orts" used to popular only in crossword puzzles, but now stitchers of all sorts are keeping pretty jars filled with threads, selvages and other scraps.

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Lisa Kokin, "Fauxliage: No Birds Sing", 2011. Thread, wire, page fragments from Silent Spring (1962) by Rachel Carson 70 x 24 x 8 in.

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Lazy daisies are made from individual chain stitches arranged in a circle. 1. Stitch up at A. 2. Stitch back down at A. Do not pull the thread all the way through. 3. Stitch up at B, just above A. Pass the needle through the thread loop. 4. Stitch down at C, holding the loop of thread in place. 5. The finished petal looks like this. 6. Make more stitches in a circle.

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BurdaStyle: Needle & Thread Cheat Sheet... Your Guide To Choosing The Right Needle And Thread (http://www.burdastyle.com/blog/your-guide-to-choosing-the-right-needle-and-thread )

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