Thursday, January 18, 2018

"Memories that Linger"....Part 2: A Warm Up Exercise


In Michigan, camp takes place in the woods. 

I live in the Pacific Northwest now, and though this is indeed tree country out here, the feel is obviously very different, especially in scale.
So I did a little warm up piece to start to get myself back into the Michigan woods like those above.

I started with a background, needlefelting hand dyed silk fibers from Treenway Silks and bits of silk and wool fabrics onto a base of printed cotton.

 6" X 11" background prepared with felting

Then, because the hand was still so easy to stitch through, I developed two representative trees...just to start thinking about them as I embroidered....

"Conifer and Deciduous" Copyright Allison Aller 2018

Because my wallhanging will be 5' X 6', I don't think I'll be able to go into this much detail....but one thing leads to another.....

6 comments :

RangerE said...

Absolutely glorious! I love watching the process. I thought the orientation was going to be in the other direction. I’m so excited too see this progress. Thanks so much, Allie!

Arlene Delloro said...

I'm already absorbed in your story. I've never done needle felting, but love the look. Have you used it in your crazy quilts?

Allison Aller said...

Arlene, a little bit, a long time ago.

Лёка said...

очень интересно наблюдать за процессом. Понравилось хвойное дерево. Очень. Жду продолжения!

Paula said...

Wow! That is really lovely! Almost Monet-like.

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Oh nice job...trees, we are getting closer to each other all the time. I'm now in lower Vancouver Island and you are in the Northwest.

Well, we must hatch a plan to meet?

Caroline