Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Diamond Brad and Thread Art



Continuing the gemstone theme of Monday, and as a prequel of one of my most viewed posts, Pin and Thread Eiffel Tower, todays post is the perfect alternative or started DIY to popular nail and thread art:
I probably should have started with this DIY before the Eiffel Tower - it's a fairly easy and quick way to adapt the nail and thread art in to something a little more achievable, especially if nail, hammer and thread is a little intimidating to start with.  

What I Used:
A4 Card
Gold Brads
Embroidery Thread
Template / Pin

    [right click and 'save as' to your desktop to print]

To recreate this project - either using the diamond template, or creating and using your own, you only need a few items and you may already have them all: card, pin, brads and thread:
To start, print your template and place this over the card.  At each point / join in the design, 
mark this with your pin - ensuring that it makes an impression in to the card:
...remove the template and then carefully push a brad through each punch:
....creating the basis and outline of your design:
...ready to join it all up with your thread.
I found it easiest to create the main lines of the design and then add extra depth by going over 
selected lines, creating patterns between particular lines that I wanted to emphasise and generally 
seeing how it went without any real direction!
Continue until you are happy with your design:
...and washi tape to the wall!

...add different colours or textures of thread if you are feeling fancy [rainbow embroidery floss would look beaut], or thread beads and sequin through the thread to add a little detail.  I started with a basic and straight-lined design, but this can be recreated with any shape, outline or wording - I'm moving on to that next.



see you next time x
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4 comments

  1. I love how this turned out and the Eiffel tower you made is amazing too! Pinned :) I'd love it if you shared this over at The Makers Link Party going on at my blog right now, UpcycledTreasures.com.

    Hope to see you there!
    ~Katie

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  2. This is complete article for all the people who wants to improve their embroidery skill. You have mentioned point wise all the embroidery things really worth to read. Different Outsource digitizing companies can provide embroidery digitizing service with professionalism.

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  3. Eiffel Tower and embroidery digitizing. Both the thing are my favorite. Eiffel Tower is my favorite place and embroidery digitizing is my profession that i love the most. Thanks for the amazing threat art.

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