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Thread Painted Portraits

188 pages1 hour


Award-winning artist Lea McComas shares her secrets for stitching beautiful and realistic portrait quilts. Learn her fun-to-master techniques today!

• Begin with your favorite photo and take off on an artistic journey.
• Choose a method for creating a portrait background—from simple to more complex.
• Gain a deeper understanding of portrait composition.
• Hone your thread-painting skills.
In Thread-Painted Portraits, you’ll find: • Step-by-step instructions for choosing a photo, building a background, stitching faces and finishing your piece.
• Expert advice on selecting the perfect fabrics and thread.
• A gallery of inspiring artwork.
• Instructions for artistic binding techniques that go beyond ordinary.
• Encouragement to unleash your inner artist.

Inspired by images from daily life, fiber artist Lea McComas uses stitch artistry in pieces that have been exhibited across the country and in Europe. From her studio in Colorado, Lea challenges herself to create artwork with the breath and soul of life, using just fabric and thread.

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