Thread Painted Rabbit

I drew a rabbit a few days ago (based on Mark Crilley’s YouTube video How To Draw A Rabbit) and then I “painted” it in thread (on my sewing machine). This is my first effort at thread painting without having a photograph on the base fabric; this is all free-hand. I think the whiskers are too dark, but it is not like using graphite pencils where I can erase!

My thread painted rabbit

My thread painted rabbit (using my sewing machine)

When I drew the rabbit, I used two pencils: Raffiné 3B and Prismacolor Black. When I stitched the rabbit, I used seven threads: Gütermann 30-weight 4335, 8, 9333, 40, 3454, 93, 000 (black). I used the black for the whiskers; too dark.

My rabbit drawing (graphite pencil)

My rabbit drawing (graphite pencil)

3 thoughts on “Thread Painted Rabbit

  1. OMG. You are so talented! I think it’s so life-like. The sketching is remarkable but then you stitched it with thread…..unreal…..BEAUTIFUL!

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