14. May, 2019

Forest Leaf Experimental Stitch Sample

Here is the first completed sample. There is a tree on my way to work that is a Forest Tulip Tree and at this time of the year the leaves are turning from purple to red and dropping off in abundance. People think I am crazy as I can't help myself stopping to pick them up. The leaves on the sample above are printed right side down on the left, underside down on the right with a mild iron blanket. I have stitched them with a thin layer of pellon underneath and added clusters of small beads at the base. The negative space will be machine quilted when the sections are joined together so that the leaves will stand out in more prominence then