Thread sketching and mixed media fabric painting
Def: ‘Lairy’ – Ostentatiously attractive
Meet ‘Lairy Harey’ – the star of Thread Sketching in Action No 80!
No 80 – Lairy Harey
Minimalist thread sketching
Although this began with a rough pencil sketch as a guide on the fabric, the stitching was approached in the same relaxed manner as my Whimsical Flowers thread sketches. I’m not super-confident about drawing animals in stitch ‘off the cuff’, so to speak, so needed a little bit of a guide to keep my hare looking like a hare!
The minimalist thread sketching approach is all that’s necessary in a piece like this, when the plan is to enhance it later on with fabric paints.
A variety of mixed media fabric painting techniques were used to shade the hare, before finally adding a grassy garden for Lairy Harey to sit in!
Watch out! You may well see more of Lairy in coming weeks!
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