Update on Hand Stitched Trees

I showed you the start of my most recent hand stitched project here. It’s been about a month and it has made some progress.

Here I have added a deep green perle cotton thread over the “branches”. I am continuing to use feather stitch in an uneven manner.

 

Next I added a lighter green perle cotton over the dark green. I want to leave some areas that show the background fabric through the tree as I don’t want it to be completely solid with stitches.

Next I used a lighter weight cotton thread probably about a size 12 or maybe even 16 but I can’t remember. It is a hand dyed variegated green. Click on any of the photos to see more detail.

And here’s  a little closer shot. The trees kind of have a cedar feel to them. I am going to add more layers of the variegated green thread to make the trees a little fuller. Then I have to decide if I want to do anything to the trunks or leave them as they are. What would you suggest?

 

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10 Responses to Update on Hand Stitched Trees

  1. annielynrosie says:

    Fabulous stitching – you really do have trees! No suggestions for the trunks – you’re doing well on your own.

  2. Renee L. Owen says:

    I love the trunks as they are the variance between the amazing texture on those trees. A lot of work more than I could do. They look outstanding!

  3. The trees look great Ruth. I like that there is also a bit of orange and beige or gray. It really gives it more depth. Tree trunks always have interesting texture. I don’t think it would compete with the branches, but that’s your call.

  4. Twyla Chumway says:

    The trees look like the sun is shining on them& as winter is still hanging on & one would like the feeling of a warm sun, maybe on the lighter side make the trunk shine with a bit more warmth.

  5. Lindsay says:

    Lovely stitching Ruth. I probably would add something to the trunks to balance things out but I’m sure whatever you do it will look great.

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