Tuesday, January 15, 2013
How I went about creating my piece was to first print my photograph on printed treasures. I then cut away some of the backing. I free motioned the branched and leaves onto the backing. I then started looking around my studio for ribbon, twin and yarn to create my birds nest. I had recently discovered a wasp nest in a bush in my yard. I brought the wasp nest in a pulled off several paper layers. I layered the material I had gathered and started free motion stitching with a variegated thread with a zig zag stitch. I kept going over it up, down and sideways and adding more materials as I went until I felt there was enough to create the next. I then created the leaves and stitched them down with a vine stitch up the center.