Monday, March 7, 2011

Thread Painting with Barb Shapel

I traveled to Roseburg, Oregon last week and attended a one day class with a couple of friends. We attended a class taught by Barb Shapel, she taught us to do what she calls thread painting. The photos I have included here are of Barb working and with her work.
Her work is incredible and she was a wonderful teacher. I learned so much. This is the first class I have ever taken on Machine Stitching and it was so helpful!!! I had a great time and learned so much.

In the class we learned how to create the heron. I am working hard to complete my version and it will take a bit of time. I know it will not measure up to Barb's creation but in the process I am learning so much and look forward to applying these processes to my own work. I will post photos of my heron in the next few days. I hope to spend sometime at my machine tomorrow while I do laundry. :-) It seems like housework always gets in the way!

I hope all of you have a great week!