I really love seeing free form embroidery art. Or basically, drawing with thread. I have been sketching for as long as I can remember. Mechanical pencil and pen and ink being my favorite tools to use, because of the bold lines and simplicity achieved. I think the dark thread on a Muslin or plain background is very similar in appearance. Here are some great artist designs that I adore.
© Carole Kirk
So the other great thing about my girl's sewing machine, is that it came with a special embroidery foot to do this very kind of artwork! I had to try it out and here are my first attempts at free form embroidery.
Aside from the little mouse, obviously I went with my favorite wooly animal as a theme. I think my favorite is the mama sheep with her baby lamb. I would like to explore this new and fun way to draw more in the future and perhaps will even look at incorporating these designs onto new project.