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Degas Dancers

The Story

The French artist Edgar Degas (1834 1917) was an Impressionist, but unlike his peers, he never painted out of doors. He also didn't adopt the "Impressionist color fleck." Degas was particularly fond of dancers as subjects and depicted them in various poses and surroundings, both on stage and off stage, using the traditional medium of oil on canvas, as well as pastel. The lines in his pastel works, suggested to me that thread reproductions could work quite well. I attempted this with two of his works, carefully matching thread colors with the pastels that Degas used. Was it successful? You be the judge.

Encore, Susan Wessels, 2014. Intuitively pieced, machine embroidered and machine quilted. Embroidery design by Zanki Designs, based on artwork by Edgar Degas.

"Encore," Susan Wessels, 2014. Intuitively pieced, machine embroidered and machine quilted.


Thread reproduction (close up) of a dancer by Edgar Degas, machine embroidery by Zanki Designs

A close up of the machine embroidery.

I've also made an evening bag and an invitation.

To get the greatest joy out of this collection:

  1. Don't resize. Stitch by stitch digitizing confuses resizing software. If you try and resize, it will either drop stitches or make the design far too dense or mix up the stitches where it shouldn't.  
  2. If at all possible, get the exact thread colors. I have taken great care to try and reproduce the subtle shading of the original artworks. This will unfortunately be lost if the thread colors differ from those on the color chart.

Click on any embroidery design for a larger view and more information.

4" x 4" (100mm x 100mm)

Degas Signature 1 - Click here for a larger view and more information about this embroidery design. Degas Signature 2 - Click here for a larger view and more information about this embroidery design.

Signature 1

Signature 2


5.8" x 9.4" (150mm x 240mm)

Degas Dancer 1 - Click here for a larger view and more information about this embroidery design. Degas Dancer 2 - Click here for a larger view and more information about this embroidery design.

Dancer 1

Dancer 2

Now you can have your own Degas work of art - reproduced in thread!


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Degas Dancers

This collection is available in the following formats:

.ART format
.ART50 format
.ART60 format
.DST format
.HUS format
.JEF format
.PES format
.VIP format
.VP3 format

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Degas Dancers

4

ART ART50 ART60 DST HUS JEF PES VIP VP3

US$ 29

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