Textile & Threadpainting  Technique

Machine threadwork
Handsown detail
Blue Whale Sketch
Blue Whale Painting
Blue Whale application of fabric
Blue Whale stitching
Blue Whale Detail
Turtle Sketch
Turtle Painting
Turtle Stitching
Pangolin Sketch
Pangolin Painting
Pangolin Fabric Selection
Pangolin Fabric Application
Pangolin Detail
Ground Hornbill Sketch
Ground Hornbill Painting
Ground Hornbill Painted
Ground Hornbill Final
Fabric Selection
Dungbeetle Fabric Selection
Dugbeetle Fabric Positioning
Dungbeetle Stitching
Dungbeetle Artwork

Sophie is a mixed media and textile artist with a passion for wildlife and conservation


After research, a rough charcoal drawing is made on handmade canvas. Acyrlic inks are then used as a background and the subject painted in oils. Fabrics are selected in the colour scheme of the artwork, taking into consideration light and shadows after which, fabric shapes are roughly added by hand. Fabric colours are blended and detail given using machine embroidery, a technique known as threadpainting.

The finished piece has a unique tactile and textured effect.

  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle

© 2017 by Sophie Niemann Art

Ground Hornbill Final