I stumbled across this technique one day while trying to
'draw' a herd of elephants in thread. The embroidered result
really looked like a drawing - it was beautiful. My clients
were so pleased with African
Animal Drawings that I decided to do another collection
using the same technique, but creating smaller designs, hence
the African Animal Small Drawings collection.
As some of you may know, I have recently started
incorporating machine embroidery into some of my quilts. This
little quilt, made with fabrics from all over Africa, started
its life called "My slightly wonky very African quilt," but as
I was piecing along, five machine embroidered animals here,
five little orange blocks there, its name became "Five."
"Five" Susan Wessels, 2013, a slightly wonky African