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“Thread Drawing Demo” at hutch studio

I think that it is fitting to post this thread drawing video as my very first post- for a few reasons really. First of all, it sort of goes with the whole, “documenting the creative process” idea that made me want to start this blog. But on a practical note, it will make me figure out how to post a video and maybe make all other posts a piece of cake. (Boy, that was a pretty telling statement.)

About this video: My husband, Chris, is the director of a place called, “hutch studio“. This studio celebrates everything handmade and is a creatively nurturing environment. Chris asked me if I would bring my sewing machine to hutch studio during it’s opening weekend to do a demo of my thread drawing process. Of course I wanted to do that for him, however, I had never done one before. Like drawing with any other medium, drawing in thread is one of those things that you sort of need to be in the mood for- not really an “on command” or immediate process. Not everything I draw is considered something frame worthy or an image that I would use on a shirt. Believe it or not, my thread drawings sometimes end in up in the garbage can. So, I went into this demo with hopes that I would do something that people would find somewhat interesting or entertaining. My friend Phoebe agreed to make a little video of the process (which sort of put a little extra pressure on my already shaky hands). However, it all worked into a sweet little demo that shows how I go about a drawing in thread. Adding a Django Reinhardt soundtrack and speeding up time is always helpful…
Anyway, enjoy!

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