Janet Herman and her thread paintings

My textile art images incorporate my love of natural surroundings and come from my own photography. Others, from life concepts.

My hands hold a paint brush; dabbing, swiping rough cloth.
My mind explores light and shadow,
images and emotions.
My hands hold the fabric; twisting and turning.
My foot is on the pedal, driving a fine tuned engine
laying roadways of thread to tell my story.

Photography is my amusement.
Painting is my heart.
Thread is my soul.

Free motion embroidery is a term used to describe machine embroidery NOT using a template, pattern or computer guidance. It is free motion because I draw the image freely over my painted background. Another layer of cotton and thick batting are added to the back of my painted layer and thread painting begins. I build texture, contours and valleys with dense thread painting through all layers of fabric using embroidery thread.

Each finished textile art is unique. I do not make multiples, no matter how popular the image is. Sizes range from small 5×7 inch works to 20×24 landscapes. Originals are framed using conservation techniques. Photographic print of the originals are available on some works in my Shop.

About me

Now a word or two about me. My background is varied and spans too many decades. Always behind my many careers is a love of creative work and sewing whether garments or decor; and my love of photographing nature.

When I found and fell in love with watercolor painting
it just seemed natural to put it all together.

Contact: via email at Jan@JanetHermanArt.com, located Polk City, Florida. 

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