Thread Painting

There is nothing like thread for texture. By its nature, it is soft, warm and inviting. I have a special affinity for portrait embroidery using the French Knot.

Check out the amazing work these artists create with thread:

Cook- China Maze  Doll

Cook- China Maze Doll

Lia Cook is a large-scale weaver who incorporates cloth, touch, and memory in intimate moments in time by using sophisticated digital loom techniques.

Cayce Zavaglia

Cayce Zavaglia

Cayce Zavaglia uses crewel embroidery in a sequence of threads giving the allusion of depth, volume, and form in her own definition of painting.

Deidre Scherer

Deidre Scherer

Deidre Scherer uses fabric together with thread for a narrative approach to issues of aging and mortality.

Jayne Gaskins

Jayne Gaskins

Jayne Gaskins’ art represents the union of current digital technology and ancient textile techniques.

Joetta Maue

Joetta Maue

Joetta Maue’s works to reclaim femininity and the emotions that resides within the realm of everyday objects.

Inspired to stitch? Try one of these books: Photo Inspired Quilts and Portraits for Fabric Lovers and have fun.



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