Innovation is the creation of the new or the re-arranging of the old in a new way.

- Michael Vance

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Green Butterfky - Thread Work - May 2011

I made this card with Embroidery thread.
Previously I have made a butterfly with black color.
Here tried with more than one color.

Things needed :
Old invitation card
needle size 10 or 11
embroidery  silk thread
syringe or pins to make holes on card
measuring scale
compass to draw circles

I have taken an invitation card and used the wrong side to do this embroidery.
First measured the length and breadth of the card using a scale.
Margins are drawn using a scale and pencil.

Then fixed the center point of the card.
Then did free hand drawing of a butterfly.
I pricked holes over the card by keeping it on a thermacol sheet using a syringe.
The holes has to be carefully made at regular intervals along the drawing line.
I have used machine embroidery silk thread and size 10 needle.
Done the stitching with single thread only.
The tension to be uniform to get desired result.

I have done border also using embroidery.

Black Butterfly - Thread Work - May 2011

Off late thread work on card fascinates me more than any other creative works.
These works are called Embroidery on card or thread work on card.
It is an adaptation of string art on card with threads.

Things needed :
Machine embroidery silk thread, black color
needle size 10 or 11
disposable syringe to prick holes on card
measuring scale
compass to draw circles

For a long time I wanted to do a butterfly design using this method.
I made free hand drawing on a card.
Pricked holes.
Then I made this beautiful butterfly by thread work using only black color.
This butterfly more or less based on string art.
I tried it on card.