Hi Everyone! I’d like to introduce Meredyth! She’s a member of the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 Fans FB Group. This is the group I started about one year ago for those that Own, Use and Love the Singer 9960.
This group is full of talented people and Meredyth is no exception. She has a Unique Artistic Gift that we’ve all been mesmerized by in the group and I’d like to share her work with you.
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Meredyth creates animal portraiture with free motion embroidery! Each one of these wonderful pieces of Art are created by hand with free motion stitches.
I find the expressiveness in the eyes that she’s able to convey just fascinating. The shading and textures really bring these animals to life!!
More recently she’s taken her Artwork to a new level with a more free style approach to portraits. Notice how the eyes and shape are still very realistic, but she’s used shapes and pattern stitching to create the texture of the animals. Just Amazing!!
I asked Meredyth a few questions and she was kind enough to graciously answer and bring us into her world.
How did you get started exploring this kind of thread painting?
“Until I got my 9960, I just did standard quilting and other sewing (mostly refashioning or clothing) on a very basic machine. I always admired thread painting from afar. When I got my 9960, which came with all the feet, including the darning/free motion quilting foot, that’s when I started experimenting with different quilting patterns and techniques. I started doing the pet artwork when my mother’s dog passed away and I wanted to make her something really unique and special. I never thought it would become my “niche”, but it turned out so well that when I shared it in some of the quilting groups I belong too, the orders started rolling in.”
How long does it take for you to complete a portrait of someone’s pet?
“Generally speaking, my pet products take about 20 to 30 hours from start to finish.”
What do you call this kind of Artwork? It’s very unique.
“It falls into the thread painting category, although I also use raw edge applique and quilting techniques to get the texture and color right.”
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these wonderful creations by Meredyth! She truly uses her Singer 9960 to it’s potential. I’ll leave you with a sneak peek of something very new she’s working on:
I’m looking forward to seeing how this evolves into something Incredible!
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