Monday, March 31, 2008


Designing around a specific theme or subject is my most common work style.  Why??  Well, basically, I have way tooooo many ideas pin balling around in my brain.  So, to help me focus, I narrow them down to a specific subject and then see how far I can take it. 

Several years ago, a beautiful oak tree that grew just off our wall of windows, overlooking the Sugar River in Brodhead, WI got my attention.  I recreated this mighty oak to reflect the 4 seasons.  Each piece is 22"wide X 27" high.

All are hand appliqued, hand & machine embroidered, embellished, and heavily hand quilted. The series is for sale, please email by using the link at the upper right if you wish to discuss details.  I'd prefer to keep them as a group, however I haven't ruled out individual sales.


Spring (detail) -   leaf buds were created with silk ribbon embroidery

SUMMER - silk leaves are dimensional

FALL - leaves were created using machine needle lace techniques

WINTER - Ice Storm 

Winter (detail) - heavily beaded


Anonymous said...

I'm fascinated with trees and their shape. I love these pieces!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a grand project. I love the details on all the trees.

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