Sunday, September 30, 2012

Almost there - last update!

Here we are, the second tree is nearly finished and the finish line is clearly in view.
All that remains to be done
 (uhm, still quite a lot actually :-)
- is "greenery".
You may notice that, apart from a dividing line between tree leaves and greenery, there are no markings for outlines. I prefer to "Play" and weave the greenery as it comes, as I feel it, as I like it...
I think it's fun!

 A close up of the tree trunk - yes, some more Sturt Desert pea flowers - the first one is in place.
I wove the loose bark with bulky hand spun wool, natural colour. I nearly wished that I had not spun the wool so well, to get more bumps...:-)

underneath are the new flowers, which finish up the middle of the tapestry (it's easier to remember the tapestry is woven sidewise this time, since we all know trees grow upwards :-)

The middle of the tree, and the end of the flowers underneath. All the rest of the tree is woven with hand spun slk. I wanted to show off the beautiful sheen of the smooth new bark.
The top of the tree with some foliage.

Well, I hope to see you before end of October with the pictures of the finished tapestry ...
I am steadfastly ignoring weeds for now, but go to check out the strawberry pots. So delicious, can't miss that!
Enjoy spring! (or Fall with those beautiful colours!)

Happy weaving and/or working at whatever is important to you!


K Spoering said...

It's looking wonderful, Vera. I look forward to seeing the whole of it when it's done. Love the texture on the tree!

Vera L Hazelgrove said...

Thank you Kathy, it's always exiting to get close to the end and finish.

kaiteM said...

Beautiful bark texture Vera, such a good choice to use silk for its sheen. You are a true tapestry weave artist.

Vera L Hazelgrove said...

Thank you Kaite, - glad you like it too!

Mary said...

I love the bark too, the colours are wonderful.
My sister is a garden lover and is currently reading all about weeds and how we can eat them - and she has made some delicious soup, so don't stress about pulling them out, they might be edible and good for you.

Vera L Hazelgrove said...

Thank you Mary, - yes, I've seen it on TV in Gardening Australia ... but I think I stick to growing my spinach :-)