Jun 17, 2013

1400 Metres and Counting !




Yup ... seven, 100 metre spools of thread on top ... with equal metres on the bottom !
12 1/2 inches wide and 20 inches long so far ! As I was gathering my empty spools I realized a very interesting fact --- 7 colours !!!  ... for my Group Of Seven study !!!
Couldn't have planned that better.
White, dark grey, light grey, dark green, med. green, light green and pale blue.
The dark green is so dark, it's almost black ... and that is how it looks in photos.

21 comments:

  1. seven for the seven. :) Looks good so far!

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  2. Looks like number seven is the number. Wow, changing a whole lot of bobbins too. It's looking good.

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    1. Hope it's lucky !
      I always fill lots of bobbins ... takes some of the nuisance out of the equation :)

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  3. It's really taking shape...lovely:) I'm a bobbin filler too...nothing more annoying when you are on a roll.

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    1. Thanks Mary Ann ... absolutely right ! I even have it down that I can reload with one hand and my teeth as I hold the machine up ... lol !

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  4. yeeehaw, looking good! I have a library of wound bobbins, can't have too many!

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  5. Hi Sharron, Love what you're working on. Thanks for visiting my blog. I've been a bit un-bloggy for a while. The butter cooler works really well in the summer. Not in use at the moment though as it is quite chilly down here. Cold enough for two pairs of bootlaces :)

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  6. Me again! So is all the colour thread? It's hard to see detail on the pics. Do you go back and forth until it's all filled in? You must be a very patient woman :) Do you use a special kind of thread for this work? I'm very impressed!

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    1. Thanks Sue and I hope you'll continue to blog ... you are full of information !
      Yes, the colour is all thread ... round & round with circles so that the thread is all interlocked. The level of density depends on the effect I want. When it comes to my art I am a very patient woman ... otherwise, not so much ;) I am not a purist when it comes to what thread I use ... the right shade is more important to me.

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    2. oops ... was working on the Connections Fibre Arts blog which I host ... wearing too many hats sometimes !

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  7. Thanks to Sue J and her question and Sharron for your answer! I was wondering the same thing! Now for my question, is the drawing part created by you from a 'inspiration' piece? I see the corner of a drawing in some of the photos, so I figured that is what it is, then do you trace the lines onto the fabric or how do you transfer your idea to fabric? Maybe i should be paying for a drawing with thread class? hahaha

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    1. Hi Susan,
      If you don't mind reading a bit more of my blog, check out post 'An Old Favourite' (it's listed on the right in 'Popular Posts') and your inspiration questions will be answered. I use my sketch and by eye start to re-draw on the fabric ... in this case with orange pencil crayon, which is explained as well.
      I have been thinking of teaching threadpainting again - I think it could be done on-line !

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  8. It's looking really beautiful Sharron! Fun day today at Sybil's. Cheers.

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    1. Hi Maggie ... yes, fun and very productive for you !
      Wonderful to watch you work !

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  9. It is gorgeous , would love to see you do this in person!

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  10. Thank you Sheila ! And I'd love to show you how I do it !

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  11. So beautiful each time I see it - and all those spools of all those colours - what a tour de force!

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  12. Hi CS ... thank you for visiting ... I've had a few days of adjustments to being home again, but am heading to the sewing machine now ! Glad you like !

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