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post-733-0-77976900-1368386236_thumb.jpgpost-733-0-55697900-1368386311_thumb.jpgBeen at it again...Mom wanted one for Mother's Day (done!) and the other one is for Eleanor Burns.  She loves chickens and really liked the thread paintings.  Feels kinda nice to have one go into her collection!

 

 

 

 

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Merry Jo

Merry Jo Rembold, Julian, CA

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Merry Jo, those are great. I love chickens too. I will have to give that thread painting a try. I tried once with my DSM, but it didn't turn out looking like anything. I'll try with Lenni. Won't that be fun?


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Oh, you are one talented lady!  They look so darned good (and I am scared of chickens!)  They look real enough to produce an egg or two! 


Just Sew Simple Sylvia Blissett APQS Freedom '09 "Stitch" Circle Lord 2010 “"Until one has loved an animal, Part of their soul remains unawakened.”

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Hi Bonnie,

 

These are approximately 22-24 inches square.  The one with the hen and rooster is about 22 X 38.  I just grab some dark fabric fabric and draw an outline with white school board chalk that I've sharpened in a kid's pencil sharpener. (It has a skinny side for pencils and a bigger side for crayons and fits the chalk perfectly.)   I'm working on a peacock that's about 22 X 44 inches (big, long tail).  I use any thread I have that's the right color.  Sometimes I may have 40 or 50 threads sitting there on my frame.  I like Superior Rainbows, Fil-tec Glide, Metro, and anything else.  I find using the varigated works great on animals and birds as I don't have to change thread as often to blend.  Sometimes I don't want shine in areas, so I use Sew Fine as it doesn't catch the light.  I don't always follow my outlines.  Sometimes I have a better idea as I go along and sometimes I add buildings or grass, etc.  Just whatever pops into my head.  These are largely a creative outlet for me.  Just doodling when I have the inclination and a little time.


Merry Jo

Merry Jo Rembold, Julian, CA

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Your thread painting is super!   Do you do "regular" painting or drawings also?

Yup!  I can draw, painting...not so much.  I rather use thread.  Embroidery machines fascinate me, so I kinda taught myself freehand on the longarm.


Merry Jo

Merry Jo Rembold, Julian, CA

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Wow, beautiful!!!


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I was wondering about the density of the stitching, which is why I asked about thread and dimensions.  These were very fun looking projects.  We'll all look forward to the next time you have time to "doodle"!


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Hi Bonnie,

 

The one rooster is very dense, just like embroidery. As you start really filling in the color, go slow or you can break a needle.  40 wt. thread is thick enough to fill in fairly fast.  Heavier threads, I use for outlining or a bold statement.  Thinner threads work nice for a little detail and highlighting.  I just keep going 'til it looks like I want it to look.  No rules.  I use QD blend batt with Legacy wool on top.  Legacy is thinner than the QD wool.  I do use the QD wool, too, if I have a left over piece that needs used.  Mostly, I'm just using up left over stuff because they're wall hangings that aren't overly large.


Merry Jo

Merry Jo Rembold, Julian, CA

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Hi Diane,

 

I have sold some of the cartoon ones I've done.  I started making them for fun and as examples for classes I teach.  I do a bunch of different background fills, etc.  It's just easier to take smaller quilts for class examples instead of lugging big quilts.  I do lots of feathers on the cartoon ones and can use examples for several different classes.  I have never had one appraised, so I have no idea what they should sell for, although one lady wrote a $75 check for a cartoon chicken and asked if that was enough.  I was very surprised as I just think of them as doodles.  Sometimes I just make them as a gift for someone.  It's just a creative outlet for me.  I love to doodle with my machine.  I've had other people want to buy them, but I need them for classes so I didn't sell any more.  Eleanor really likes the chickens and asked if any were for sale.  I just made one and gave it to her.  She does a lot for our local Woman's Club and sells a lot of tickets for our raffle quilt, so it was the least I could do for her.


Merry Jo

Merry Jo Rembold, Julian, CA

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