I've been doing a little bit of thread sketching this week, which led me to looking at thread artists - which led me to Miyuki Sakai! Amazing! With the over 200 spools of thread in her studio, she creates sketches from everyday life in freestyle machine embroidery, some of them in such detail that you can even read the writing.
Miyuki outlines her methods in a photo montage on her website here (under the Studio link). Be sure to check it out, as there are also many, many more works shown!
Happy Creating! Deborah