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?