Thread Painting with Betsy Habich
May 02, 2018
I recently took a thread painting class with Betsy Habich.
Betsy creates beautiful realistic thread painted quilts, like the one below:
I love this piece, but I'm not planning to make an entire thread painted quilt. Rather, I came to class wondering how I might incorporate thread painting into the kind of work I enjoy creating.
Betsy took us through a series of thread painting exercises, learning the basics of how to fill empty space with thread!
And here is my (non-completed) thread painted quilt alongside the original photo (which I took outside of Salvador Dali's home in Spain):
I say it's non completed, but I kind of like the look of only half the quilt being insanely stitched. I might just slap a binding on this bad boy (or a facing) and call it done!
If you're interested in learning more about thread painting:
- A book: Thread Magic Garden
- A YouTube video: Thread Painting: First Flowers
- Free Tutorials: Thread Painting & Thread Drawing
Thanks for stopping by!