Gear Threads – Geektastic Daredevil Thread Paintings


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It may not seem all that surprising to anyone quite familiar with the craft world, but geekdom and crafting frequently come together in glorious harmony. Such is the case with the amazing work from Dare Diva and her Daredevil Project, which she started in 2004 as a tribute to the previous 40 years of Daredevil art.

For it she produced numerous thread painted quilt pieces in homage to her favorite comic book hero, and the machine embroidery technique on these pieces is just stunning.

Dare Diva - Mack Daredevil - Machine Embroidery
Dare Diva – Mack Daredevil – Machine Embroidery
Dare Diva - Murdock's Law - Machine Embroidery
Dare Diva – Murdock’s Law – Machine Embroidery
Dare Diva - Machine Embroidery Process
Dare Diva – Machine Embroidery Process

If you’re not familiar with the concept of thread painting, Dare Diva describes it in her Craftster posting:
“Thread painting is done by free-motion embroidery, which is moving the hooped fabric by hand under the moving needle.  I describe it as drawing on paper by holding the pencil in one spot, and moving the paper underneath.  Same concept.  The size and direction of your stitches are determined by the speed you move the fabric.”

Dare Diva - Cover Of Issue 25 - Machine Embroidery
Dare Diva – Cover Of Issue 25 – Machine Embroidery

The mastery in which Dare Diva uses her machine is nothing short of stunning, and a delight to crafty geeks everywhere. You can read a little more about her project over on Craftster, or check out her Flickr page for more images.

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