Designing, piecing and thread painting a landscape
Demo of stitching a heron
Quick demo of stitching

Videos showing you how it’s done!

Thread painting is layers and layers of thread applied using free-motion embroidery on a domestic sewing machine. The thread is stitched on a fabric background and creates original designs based on inspiring images like a favourite view, a beautiful sunset, serene scene or compelling creature. Much like pencil crayon, the layers of thread create shading and texture. Sometimes is it used as an accent or embellishment or “thread sketch”, sometimes is it the primary medium.

3 Responses to “Videos”

  1. Carolyn Beisner June 2, 2018 at 8:44 pm Permalink

    Just found your site, while on Marilyn Lees site. You also have beautiful thread art . I am hoping to learn this art.

    • Bridget O'Flaherty June 2, 2018 at 9:58 pm Permalink

      Thanks for looking through my site, let me know if there is anything I can do to help you on your journey!

  2. Anne Smith March 28, 2022 at 11:50 am Permalink

    Your videos are so useful to me at this point — seeing how you set things up, noticing your material choice, your hooping and stabilizer, and finally an awareness of tension. Love it all. Can’t get enough…✌️

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