Monday, March 21, 2011

Thread drawing??

I have recently been inspired by Melissa of Clothworks and her talents with 'thread drawing' (I think that is what you call it?? perhaps it is just plain old raw edged applique??)

She has recently made a lovely cushion with a VW bug as a feature.

Go check it out, it is fabulous!!

Anyway, when I should have been doing a thousand other things yesterday, I thought I would crack out the Vliesofix and have a go with a retro caravan picture.

I am reasonably happy with how the 'van' turned out but must admit in places it looks like I am suffering from a bad case of nerves.
(I was a bit nervous actually, it was all going a bit to fast for my liking).

I think Melissa must have a very 'cool' hand to have mastered this technique so well.
Alot of practise is needed I believe.


  1. OMG, I love it! And I love your blog. x

  2. It looks AWESOME! I like the sketchy look of it, some of us have to work hard to get that look! LOL
    Ive had visions of vintage caravans being towed over rolling hills with a VDub!

  3. hi megan, i love, love the caravan! it is gorgeous - especially love the stripe detail.


  4. I love the wobbliness. Neat edges would be way too nanna applique. This edging is a little edgier!

  5. I love it and have been trying this technique but mine does not look like yours that's for sure. Yours is so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it.
    Pam x

  6. You can sew better than I can draw. It's adorable in it's handmade loveliness!

  7. Excellent! You sell yourself short, Megan. I think it's great and it should be a starting board for you to do a whole lot more!

    Melissa is very inspirational, and so are you! It's like a domino effect.

    What are you oging to do with this piece of art? Cushion for the van, man?


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