Leslie Anne Pease :]

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New Hampshire, United States
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Monday, July 30, 2012

COOPER Pet Portrait in Thread FINISHED!

Hello again!

Had some time to finish this piece. Took approximately 9 days to complete. Final size will be stretched on a 10x12 canvas frame.

I've included a picture of how interesting the backside looks!

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hey there.

I have started another pet portrait in thread. It's a sheltie. I had a sheltie when I was a little girl and have always loved the breed. This dog doesn't look exactly like my Lucy but I liked the idea of the long fur and wanted to try. I also liked the white on white pattern of this white cotton, only I used the backside so the off white print wasn't so evident.

There's still A LOT to do on this piece. So far, it's taken over a week to get to this point; again, strand of thread by strand of thread (floss...).

?Thanks for looking!

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Hello again!

Found a book on Needle Painting Embroidery and ordered it. From what I can tell, the author and I have VERY different ways of handling our needles! Seems Trish Burr maps her image out much like a paint-by-number, where I worked my beagle portrait in layers, like the way I paint... working each color up with the details.

Glad I ordered the book. It will be fun seeing how different our technique is from each other.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Thread (Or Needle) Painting

Hello again!

Well, in this hot weather, it's been difficult to do things with the oven or iron. So after spending a lot of time in the coolness of the basement and my stash of art supplies, I rediscovered a craft I have been doing since I was a little girl; embroidery (as you have seen in a previous post).

This embroidery is my first time ever, trying to actually paint with the thread. It was fun doing. The hard part was drawing the sketch onto the fabric, accurately. The rest was just trial and error.

Matching the beagle's colors in DMC Floss's color range was not easy, but they have just about any color you can imagine.

It's hard to see but the black areas are really a blend of 3 colors. In total I used 13 or 14 colors and stitched with a single strand of thread (the width of regular thread) throughout the entire piece. This piece took a tick over a week and approximately 30+ hours.

Measures 7x5"

Here's the reference photo... found the picture doing a google search. Kudus to the photographer and thank you for such an adorable image.

FOR ANOTHER DMC THREAD PAINTING, please visit this LINK!!!!

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Monday, July 2, 2012

More Dresses

Hello again! Made a few more dresses for babies or the reborn dolls!


This is a handmade dress with hand embroidery (freehand... no pre-drawing and preplanning. TOO HOT for that! LOL!)
This is an adorable Peasant Dress in a cranberry color, with a matching sunhat.

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