I started yet another idea....I had this long piece of multi-colored damask I bought from Deb L. a few years ago. I wasn't sure what to do with it at the time, but now I do. (it was part of a 'burrito' of different fabrics which is a fun fun fun way to get a variety) Recently, Deb happened to post another damask in this Monet-ish dye 'pattern' and I passed it by because nothing sparked, pitty-patted, light-bulbed...
|first 2 trees|
...until a few days ago, out of the blue, WHAM....sparks, pitty-pats and light-bulbs flashed!!! But before hitting pay pal, I looked in my own stash....and there it was....a piece of multi-colored-spattered-damask just waiting for me to love on it.
|first tree was the big one, but i didn't like it|
I cut it in half since it was sooooo long, basted it to another soft fabric, probably tablecloth stuff too, got out some Silk scraps in blue and stitched them down.
I wasn't going to add trees, I thought, until I came up with another flash moment idea...weave.
I am loving my trees. I can smoosh the weave around a bit to make the 'trunk' look more single...but the wrapping of thread around the lower areas really pulls the trunk together.
Just to name a few.