The Bird In The Tree Fabric Painting

The doily was too thick, too heavy, so I began again.  This time I used smaller doilies and built the tree like a sculpture, one piece at at time. I pinned them as I went, letting the character of each doily lend it’s unique texture and design.

I filled the holes in the tree with pieces of an old sampler. The letters and numbers now abstract.

The tree will change once I sew it down.  I feel like I’m sculpting the doilies when I sew them.  They have some resistance so I have to work with them to make them do what I want.  But they do some of the work too.

I pinned the bird down too, but there is still more to do.  I think my next step will be sewing down the tree, then I’ll work on finishing the bird.

I still don’t have a name for this piece yet.  But I know it will come as I work on it.

8 thoughts on “The Bird In The Tree Fabric Painting

  1. Really like this. The tree is amazing and really catches the attention. Can’t wait to see the finished piece.

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