Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Thread Graphics

This was my first try at thread graphics
It's been ages since I last posted something, but that doesn't mean that i haven't been doing/making a lot of things ;D. I just haven't had the time (or energy) to write about all the stuff I have been up to. I will try to do my best though to write about these things now that we have moved and had some time to settle in (we finally got our sofa about a week ago..jeee!!)
So the past autumn I had the need to explore new grounds, so I tried out pottery (I'll have a post about this up soon), dancing (I loved it so much that after moving to Finland, one of the first things I did was signing up for a contemporary dance class ;D) and I also had a chance to try out thread graphics (Thanks to my friends ♥ , who gave me an awesome birthday gift!).
I have to admit I wasn't sure what thread graphics was before reading the description of the class. It turned out to be quite a bit of fun and I immediately got a lot of ideas what to do with the technique.
I would say that thread graphics is basically a type of embroidery that combines math and geometrical shapes with embroidery. It is most commonly used in paper crafts for making unique looking cards or other decorative things (like seating cards or menus etc). But it can also be used for making jewellery or even Christmas decorations.

I also made some earrings with the technique

All in all I really enjoyed learning this new technique and was surprised how quick and simple it actually is to make something with this technique. I'm sure I will get a lot of use out of this technique in the future.