Monday, November 16, 2020

Sally DT - A stitched Winter tree


Hi there! I am going to share with you a little project that I have been working on for a couple of weeks. 

I used: 
Snowflakes from the cool winter journalling girl
Versafine Clair ink (I used grey)
A piece of pale blue polyester cotton (cut from an economy pillowcase)
Some scraps of lilac organza 
Various shades of grey and white embroidery thread
Irridesent clear seed beads
Irridesent clear sequins

I began by stamping the tree in versafine clair ink onto the polyester cotton, and placing the pieces of organza across the bottom to make the snowy hills. I placed it in an embroidery hoop and then stitched the organza in place (a back stitch or a running stitch is fine for this)  
I then began to stitch the trunk and branches using the 3 shades of grey thread - the palest grey on one side of the tree and the darkest on the other with the mid grey in the middle. I used varying lengths of straight stitch for this, following the outline of the branches first then filling in any spaces.  I used mostly 2 strands of embroidery threads, switching to one strand where the twigs were thinnest.
Next I took it out of the hoop and stamped three snowflakes (the smaller one was really too small so I would recommend 3 the same size) 
I used a mixture of straight stitch and french knots in single strands of white embroidery threads, but you could use other stitches. 
I used a very fine needle to start adding the beads and sequins. Some just beads on their own, and some over a sequin to represent larger flakes. I took it out of the hoop, gave it a cool iron around where the hoop was and added a few extra beads at the top. Finally I popped it in a box frame, securing the fabric under the mount with double sided tape, and adding a few dots of liquid pearls to the mount.  

Hope you like it! 

Don't forget, Bev and Sam are off to Hochanda tomorrow for a show at 1pm featuring the amazingly gorgeous snowflake stamps and some stunning new mdf too! I do hope you can tune in! 

 Thanks for looking!

1 comment:

Terry said...

Gorgeous �� my Mum would love this so I might give it a try xxx

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