Tuesday, January 30, 2007

What to do with all that thread...

I'd never heard of Devorah Sperber before I stumbled onto a photo of her work recently. But I'm enthralled. She makes amazing art pieces, separating images into individual pixels of color and then assembling the images with a spool of thread for each pixel.

Want to see the Mona Lisa done in thread? Take a look here.

She's made works using a similar process but with marker covers, vinyl flowers, and map tacks.

For quilters who assemble images from bits of fabric, this art is intriguing and a very thought-provoking "next step."

And it makes most of our thread collections look pretty puny, too.


  1. Anonymous11:27 PM

    What do you think she does with all the thread after?? Think maybe she keeps it to use for other projects?? Do you think all of it is hers?? WOW!

  2. Thanks for sharing this Diane, it is so neat!

  3. Hi Diane

    I am from New Zealand. i found your blog via Melody Johnson. That thread thing is amazing. Is it real spools of thread or is it digital? I'm going to check out your links.


  4. Hi again

    Oh, okay, it is real spools of thread. When I looked I was wondering how she could afford to buy so much thread but I see she has partial funding from Coats and Clarke. It must be more expensive than fabric?? A pretty amazing idea. I guess that is why I am not an artist and she is. I would never in a million years thought of doing something like this.

  5. Wow. Her work is really amazing. Thanks for sharing the link!

  6. Can't get with the images in spools, but it would be exciting to hear what possessed her :)