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Thread Sketching

Thread Sketching is a technique to use your sewing machine needle as a pencil to sketch designs onto fabric with thread.  Unlike a thread painting, thread sketching is like an artist's sketch, a rough unfinished drawing mean to suggest a subject, but not a formal drawing of it.

Benefits of Thread Sketching

  • Thread Sketching can add texture and detail to quilts
  • Thread Sketching can add a layer of design to art quilts and collage.

Tools and Supplies for Thread Sketching


You'll need these items to begin Thread Sketching:

  • Basic Sewing Supplies
  • Sewing Maching
  • Threads in a wide variety of colors, sizes and materials
  • Stabilizer
What I Wish I Knew When I Started Thread Sketching

THREAD SKETCHING can be used with other quilting and embellishment techniques.



Thread Sketching Resources