Welcome to The Painted Thread
I will turn your photograph, hand drawn art, engagement proposal, wedding invitation, birth announcement, etc., into a unique embroidered keepsake. This three dimensional technique really brings the picture to life! The transformation of everlasting precious moments are really a
'One of a Kind Keepsake'!
The end product is truly a very special, quality made, embroidered keepsake
that will last & be loved forever.
You will want to hand these down from generation to generation!
- Embroidered Photographs: I start with a picture as simple as a snapshot taken on your phone, or one taken from a professional photographer. I edit the photograph in a professional editing program, using techniques I have taught myself over many years. (Not all photographs are suitable, but I will help you with that). Then I digitize the photograph using a professional digitizing program, that I have also mastered the past 10 years. Then the thread painting begins...I creatively and meticulously choose all the shades of colors that will render just the right look. Finally, I hoop a piece of quality fabric and load it on to my professional embroidery machine. After many, many hours the stitching is complete. For the last step, I personally take the embroidered photograph to my local art store. There it is professionally custom framed and double matted. I personally choose each mat so it beautifully enhances and compliments embroidered art piece. All of the materials used are of professional grade quality. The frame is made of wood, while the mats and materials are acid free.
- Children's Artwork: I start with their original hand drawn picture. This can be a copy snail mailed, a scanned jpeg emailed, or a picture sent via text. Once the picture is received, I manually punch/digitize each element as it was drawn by the artist him/herself. Depending on the amount of detail in the drawing, is the amount of time it takes to digitize and stitch out the artwork. Once this process is complete, I load quality fabric on to my professional embroidery machine and begin the stitching. There are multiple ways to enjoy your keepsake art. You may order it framed, on a pillow cover, or a tote bag.
- Embroidered Keepsakes: I will custom digitize the information you want. This could include things such as baby birth dates and details, wedding vows/invitation, names, sayings, anything that you want using embroidery to create your keepsake. I digitize my own fonts & designs, so you can add specific design elements that you have in mind, such as the Kangaroo in the example shown. The possibilities are endless! I absolutely love the creativity and challenge of making custom pieces that become so dear to someone else.