The last handful of days I have been playing with the idea of combining the three things I love doing the most in one piece. Fabric painting, re-purposing fabrics, and needlework. After exploring some medieval work and the motifs within them, I started playing.
I started with some sketches, and this is the one I finally settled on working from. I like it so much that I think it will eventually find its way into the cross stitch design pile as well! With a box full of fabric pieces reclaimed from a sample book (see thrift store find in previous post!) and a scissors, this is the first stage of the work.
The tree will be painted and texture added, as will the leaves to some degree, with stitching using reclaimed needlepoint wool I have collected. A few more leaves to add, and tomorrow I paint!