I took a thread-painting class from Monika Kinner-Whalen at My Sweet Prairie. Monika does these amazing thread-painted artworks and was generous enough to share her talents and process with us. I've wanted to take it for ages and finally just booked a morning off and went for it. It was so much fun!
|Tentative first stitches|
She started us off with "cheater" fabrics, getting us to see the colours and shapes and get used to the feeling. It's a lot like free-motion quilting.
|Adding more dimension|
I'm not finished yet but here's where I left off when class ended:
|I grabbed some shiny black thread for his eye. Can't wait to work on it more!|
I learned so much in such a short span, met some lovely quilters, and gained a new appreciation for rayon thread. If you are in the Saskatoon area and have a chance to take one of Monika's classes, I highly recommend it. She's lovely and a wonderful teacher - so supportive!
Oh, and the Blades won their 18th game straight. And it was a great game. I love them even when they're losing but it's so much more fun when they're not. GO, Blades, GO!