thread combining and a “faint” idea

thread combining

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I did not have the right color of thread so I combined a couple of threads to get

just the right color.

closeup thread

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different threads thrown in the mix….


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some embroidery on my new icon…

color contrast

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a “faint” idea I have sketched out to possibly embroider….

faint idea2

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a 2nd “faint idea” to embroider???? hmmm….

I quickly drew these ideas on tracing paper so I could cut them out and lay them on

the fabric. (sorry they are not very visible, I had no intention of photographing them and at the last minute I decided to.)

Because the tracing paper is sheer, I can see through the paper

and determine if I like the design next to the fabric…just a little “trick” I use.

candle & thread

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a candle to add a little festive celebration….

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6 Responses to thread combining and a “faint” idea

  1. Deb G says:

    Combining threads is a great idea. Looking great. :)

  2. ancientcloth says:

    I like the combining effect but, it is so
    “subtle” that it is hard to capture with
    a camera. I am having fun with this one.
    I guess because of all the colors..keeps me
    interested. Also, I have begun beading on it
    which also keeps me interested.

  3. mendofleur says:

    I never thought of combining threads to get the right color, but that is a great solution. I like all your stitching in this and the various fabrics and colors too.

    • ancientcloth says:

      I like that saying “necessity is the mother of invention” or something
      like that : ) and even if that is not the saying it works for me…lol.
      I did not have the right color of thread or least one that pleased me
      and running out just to buy one did not seem practical so I thought
      why not make up one from what I have. Like when I am painting.
      Thank you for your kind words.

  4. I really like your choice of fabrics – are some of them African ? The embroidery definitely adds a special touch to your quilt. It is nice to see how you move on with you quilting. Very inspiring.

    • ancientcloth says:

      I am not really sure of the origin of some of my batiks that I use. I love
      African fabrics and have even searched on the web to see what is
      available. I am drawn to unusual and colorful fabrics. Some fabrics
      I have used are reproductions of civil war fabrics and 1930’s fabric.
      Thank you for your kind words : )

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