Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thread Painting Workshop

Broughton Castle England
completed thread painting
Last weekend I had the pleasure of giving a Thread Painting workshop to a lovely group of ladies at the Supurb Patchwork Shop Boorowa.  Boorowa has a lovely Patchwork shop owned by Ruth Davis.  This shop is a credit to a small town.
Photo of the garden at Broughton Castle England that inspired the thread painting

The ladies spent the first day learning different thread painting techniques and on the second day we created a picture with a painted background and the details thread painted.  My example used a photo taken on our trip to England May last year.

two of the ladies concentrating

The weekend was most enjoyable.  It was nice to be thread painting again after all the patchwork that I have been doing for the Australian Quilting Cruise next January. 

Painting the background
Starting to thread paint
Work well on the way

Completed Mini Landscape 2½" x  2"
One of the comments made on the was not having to keep getting up to the iron.  Lunch on Sunday was at the pub accross the road.  Ann comented on turning up with paint on her hands.  All part of the process.

Planning for the Australian Quilting Cruise is well on the way.  Amanda has posted on her blog the one day workshop that she will be doing.  This is titled 'Postcards'.  Have a look on her blog for her examples.  They are great.

We have had several bookings for the cruise.  Most of the oceanview cabins are booked.  There are limited number of these left however, inside cabins and the small balcony cabins are still available.  Email me if you would like more information on this cruise.