Drawn thread work stitchery
Some of the different ideas I worked on for this chapter.
A withdrawn thread sample with black and white diagonal stitching.
4.6.1 12cm x 12cm
This sample was done by a needle weaving technique on a very open withdrawn thread sample. A variegated thread was used and the edges were reworked weaving withdrawn threads back in.
4.6.2 11cm x11cm
This was a dyed withdrawn sample photo 4.5.4 from chapter 5. It was machine stitched in black to draw in the withdrawn thread grid then stripes of recycled pink stained folded tea bags and paper text were woven into it . Then it was stitched again to stabilize it
4.6.3 15cm x 11cm
I like this sample so a closer look.
This sample on a dyed fabric had a more traditional style. Stitched on a bands of withdrawn threads.
4.6.5 13cm x 11cm
This was withdrawn and stitched at the same time on a much finer fabric. You can see where the withdrawn threads have been carefully stitched back in at the end of the open work to produce an interesting grid.
4.6.6 15cm x12cm
This sample was stamped with text first.
4.6.7 15cm x 14cm
It was then worked by pulling threads out and reweaving and stitching. I am not sure the idea worked how I imagined, but I liked the finished result
4.6.9 A closer look.
This was stitched on an open band folded in half and the loops stitched on alternative sides.
4.6.10 Finished size 15cm x 7cm
This sample was tacked onto some dyed fabric from a previous module. I had intended it to be just for support while it was being worked, and it would be removed later. However I ended up using it to sink threads into.
4.6.11 20cm x 12cm
4.6.12 A closer look.
This was soft open fabric painted and with threads withdrawn. Various threads raffia and fabric were woven into it, before it was machine stitched.
4.6.13 12cm x 12cm
The sample above before and after it was machine stitched
4.6.14 and 4.6.15
I did not like this sample so it was abandoned , but now I have returned to it, it has potential .
4.6.15 12cm x 8cm
I have really enjoyed exploring the ideas of different ways of withdrawing threads to create textures in this chapter. This a small sample of work that I can work on more in the future.
I went on to create this piece using sections of withdrawn thread fabric under the embroidery and reweaveing threads back in.