The autumn tree progress in the past two weeks has gone from almost finished to completed.
I enjoy seeing the stitches that others are using for this project. It frequently helps me decide what to choose next. So far I’ve used fly, leaf, Rhodes, fishbone, trellis, long & short, satin (vertical and horizontal), burden, herringbone, chain, couching, fan, diamond chain (sort of my own invention), cross, fern, and french knots.
I’ve used a few stitches more than once in different colours. One of my favourites has been to combine three different coloured strands to do stitches. They really give an authentic look to the leaves.
The trunk was worked on with two different shades of brown, which the photo doesn’t show but in natural light does show the slight differences. I used a combination of long and short stitches trying to imitate the bark.
The last bits of stitching done were the small branches beside most of the leaves. I chose to do these in one of the shades of brown used for the trunk and add a beige bud on each end.
Here are some different views of the completed piece, including one of the back.
It has been pressed and mounted in a 6 inch hoop, all ready to display.
I chose to use a stand made for the ipad to put the autumn tree in. It works perfect and can be easily moved around.
I really enjoyed this stitch along project for October by Stitchdoodles and hope there will be another project in the future. While I look for another embroidery project I will be working on my stitch book and the crochet afghan.
I get lots of inspiration from other stitchers at Slow Sunday Stitching and appreciate all the visits and comments from there. Visit them and gather some inspiration for yourself.