This portrait is made of threads, or with other words, it is freestitch embroidery sewn on water soluble fabric, who therefore disappears in water and leaves you with only the threads.   This piece Is sold as print and artcard. Read more this and watch a work video I made - all on my website.  Hope you like it MAD ;-)

This portrait is made of threads, or with other words, it is freestitch embroidery sewn on water soluble fabric, who therefore disappears in water and leaves you with only the threads. This piece Is sold as print and artcard. Read more this and watch a work video I made - all on my website. Hope you like it MAD ;-)

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Stitching over holes. hmmm think this looks a bit like water soluble fabric effect
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How to turn fabric scraps into a scrap scarf using water-soluble interfacing - Cecilia Koppmann: RAGS

How to turn fabric scraps into a scrap scarf using water-soluble interfacing - Cecilia Koppmann: RAGS

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The origins of embroidery can be traced back to the Warring States period in China (500-300BC) and to Sweden's Migration period (300-700AD), and some would argue that it hasn't changed much over the centuries:

The origins of embroidery can be traced back to the Warring States period in China (500-300BC) and to Sweden's Migration period (300-700AD), and some would argue that it hasn't changed much over the centuries:

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Embroidery art often seeks to mimic nature, but Australian visual artist Meredith Woolnough has a special technique we've never seen before. By using water-soluble fabric, her beautiful embroidery, which is inspired by nature's most graceful forms, gains a new dimension of lightness and delicacy.

Embroidery art often seeks to mimic nature, but Australian visual artist Meredith Woolnough has a special technique we've never seen before. By using water-soluble fabric, her beautiful embroidery, which is inspired by nature's most graceful forms, gains a new dimension of lightness and delicacy.

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Learn how water-soluble stabilizers help you get the best results from machine embroidery.
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Make your own textiles using water soluble fabric (tip...use the hospital bags they wash their linen in...they dissolve in the same way and are very, very inexpensive)

Make your own textiles using water soluble fabric (tip...use the hospital bags they wash their linen in...they dissolve in the same way and are very, very inexpensive)

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This portrait is made of threads, or with other words, it is freestitch embroidery sewn on water soluble fabric, who therefore disappears in water and leaves you with only the threads. The threads are pressed between transparent glass in a wood frame. Read more this and watch a work video I made - all on my website. Hope you like it MAD ;-)

This portrait is made of threads, or with other words, it is freestitch embroidery sewn on water soluble fabric, who therefore disappears in water and leaves you with only the threads. The threads are pressed between transparent glass in a wood frame. Read more this and watch a work video I made - all on my website. Hope you like it MAD ;-)

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