After years of creating quilt art, particularly my thread-painted landscapes, I realized that I love thread even more than I love fabric. This lead me to develop a series of sculptures, made only of free-motion stitched threads. It is a multistep process, involving much planning in order to go from a flat surface of threads to a three-dimensional object.

willow tea set

Willow Tree Tea set
The cup is made of willow leaves. The base has tree rings, similar to the saucer.
(sold)

Dogwood Tree Tea Set

Dogwood Tree Tea Set
(sold)


White Oak teapot

White Oak teapot



Maple Tree Tea Set

Maple Tree Tea Set



Sycamore Tree Tea Set

Sycamore Tree Tea Set
The "knob" on the lid is the seed ball
(sold)

Magnolia Tree Tea Set

Magnolia Tree Tea Set
The "knob" on the lid is a budding flower


butterflies basket

Butterflies Basket



bluejay basket

Bluejay Basket
Inspired by fluttering bluejay wings



Click here to see how I developed this technique, and more sculptural thread pieces. Jewelry and gift items are on another page.