Little Yellow Bird, from a photo by Lorra Rudman.  Sold

Cheeta, photo by unknown

About Thread Painting

Thread Painting is a process by which a photograph is printed on a piece of fabric, usually cotton, and covered with stitching using a sewing machine.  The goal for me was to use free-motion stitching (I hand guide the stitching, no computer work is involved), covering and enhancing the image with thread.  The resulting work is both textural and realistic. 

Charlie, photo by Bill Mollon

 Using a stock photo (photographer unknown), Sandra decided to practice on a beautiful house cat.  A simple quilted border frames the work.

Using a stock photo (photographer unknown), Sandra decided to practice on a beautiful house cat.  A simple quilted border frames the work.