A couple of weeks ago I signed up for a Thread Art class, by Lola Jenkins, on Craftsy.com. I thought it would be fun to finally mix artwork with fabric. I printed off the instructions and watched all the videos. Actually, I watched them about 3 times before I took the plunge.
Paintings page if you want to see her in oils.
I enjoyed the process and the videos were very well done. Check out the website, there might be something there that would interest you.