I have been working on this off and on for a few weeks and still don't know if i am fully finished with it yet but i am going to leave it alone for now. This started off with a piece of handmade green felt that reminded me of part of a treetrunk shape. I was going to try and get it done to put in a show here but then i didn't think it was good enough anyway so i slowed down on it .
I used different merino and silk fibres lots of yarns chifon scarfs for most of the background. The leaves were made from drier sheets with added fibres aand wool then hand embroidered and beads were added. I free motioned the felted piece with swirls to get the feeling of the knots and contour lines of the tree trunk and i added some random beads and hand stitching and french knots. I added some tree twigs i picked up from my garden wrapped in mixed fibres and hand stitched in place. The photo does not do it justice it has such great texture. Thanks for looking and please let me know what you think !
Altered Book - Pages 102-110
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