I decided to try drawing with thread today:
It is a pear stitched with variegated thread on black felt using my sewing machine.
As I started stitching it, I got the idea to try stitching deli-printed gelli prints over the felt. The above pear is actually the back side of my experiment:
Since I was using black as my background, I used yellow colored paper for my shadow. It looks rather Halloweenie, don’t you think?!
This whole experiment started from my sketchbook this morning:
As part of my assignment for week 2 with Cat Bennett for “Sketchbooks: Making Art A Practice.” I loved how the lines looked for the blind contour. I only looked at the pear and not my paper while I drew it. This gave me the idea of stitching with thread.
I hope you aren’t tired of pears yet! I found a list of 10 varieties in the USA online: Green Anjou, Red Anjou, Bosc, Comice, Bartlett, Red Bartlett, Concorde, Seckel, Forelle and Starkrimson. Some I had never heard of!
Happy Experimenting! 🙂