No Worries

This silverback gorilla certainly sums up his thoughts about the day by relaxing and sticking his tongue out at a passerby. He does not have a care in the world. His coat is covered 100% in 52 colors of thread. And the background is free motion embroidery with threads no more than ¼” apart. This guy brings joy to all who view him with his cocky attitude. Each of his silver hairs comes to life in thread painting.

Technique

I begin with a photograph printed on fabric. I then covered the gorilla entirely with thread using my Thread Stories technique of thread painting. I blended 52 colors of thread to bring his coat to life with texture and color.

Materials

Photograph printed on fabric, thread, canvas, batting and backing cloth.

No Worries
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