Happy New Year!
Since some of you readers may be experiencing snow - here is a little "winter" themed project.
I have become slightly obsessed with the woven trellis stitch. I wanted to use it to stitch something other than a flower so I decided to try stitching little pine trees.
I practiced a few trees by drawing some triangles and followed the same steps as the woven trellis stitch.
Once complete - turn the triangle around and it looks like a little pine tree ... right?
To make a little wintery tree scene, I roughly drew some trees on linen inside a little oval hoop - something different since I always use round hoops.
For the snow covered ground, I cut a piece of white felt and whip stitched it to the fabric.
Then added the tree trunks with straight stitches.
Now time to weave the trees!
I added some french knots and little eye stitches for snow flakes.
If I would have finished stitching this before the holidays, my plan was to decorate the trees by stitching little ornaments on them, or adding a star on top each tree. Maybe next year.....
P.S. To finish the back of the hoop - I followed this excellent tutorial.
See you next time!