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Thread painting — using embroidery thread to create images — is a thing I’ve been trying the last three years. I’m starting to get the hang of it.

The chickadees are DMC cotton thread on linen fabric dyed using Derwent Inktense pencils.

To see the genius artists of this genre, check My Modern Met’s collection of examples from 2016.

A couple of other stunning eartists: Charles & Elin and Ana Teresa Barbosa.

Fun thing about a project like this is it helps you identify areas that need more learning and practice. Coordinating colors is much more difficult that I had understood. Also dyeing fabric is an art that probably takes years to master.