Long and short stitch, also known as "thread-painting" or "needle-painting" is a challenging yet rewarding embroidery skill. Use this stitch to create color gradations and shading or highlighting to give your subjects a three dimensional look. Here are a few key ideas I have discovered through many hours of long and sh
Learn how to embroider animals in this helpful tutorial. Animal fur is easy to stitch using the long and short stitch, which is the fundamental stitched used in thread painting. Click the link to view the post.
Earlier this year, I taught a couple workshops with the Virtual Sewing and Stitching Expo, where I shared thread painting techniques. We used them to create blooming heart cacti and it was so much fun to watch my fellow makers paint with thread. So what is thread painting? Here's a few ways I've used thread painting in my embroidery practice, examples from artists, and patterns to give it a try.