Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Courthouse at Round Top, ca. 1966

At last ... something artful!

This little thread-sketching started out as a pen-and-ink sketch from a photograph that my brother Don took back in 1966 when he was at Texas A&M as an Architectural Engineering student. I then printed it on muslin, backed it with interfacing, and proceeded to "sketch" with my sewing machine. I really like the way the black threads stand out against the vintage-looking muslin. This is a scan rather than a photo of the piece, so the colors aren't exactly true where the fabric wanted to ruffle a little in the scanner. Once it is stretched and mounted, I'll post another picture.