This workshop looks at the work of Chuck Close, the American artist who paints in the photo realism style. His work is divided into grids with each square painted separately. hen seen close to, the work looks abstract, but when seen from a distance, it transforms into a portrait. I have adapted this idea to pixilated a photo and draw each square separately. These are then stitched individually to form an image. I have also looked at individual squares from his work and made collages from them. These too can be individually stitched.
I have just started using this thread stand designed by my product designer son, Ben. It is a vastly superior stand to the one I had previously which was not heavy enough and kept falling apart.
It sits behind my machine and keeps the thread just where I want it, it has weight to it and it looks very stylish and does the job perfectly. I use cones of thread a lot so it is an excellent addition to my sewing kit. Thanks a lot Ben, it works a treat!