Here is my second homework piece for my machine embroidery class. It is based on a photo of bark that I have in my studio journal. I thought I had the photo of the original bark somewhere on the computer but can I find it??? Oh well. This is done with fused applique, with many layers of fabric and stitching. I used oil paint sticks to color most of the fabric. It’s a mistake to use oil paint sticks with multiple layers. It’s hard to stitch. I should have remembered that from my try of oil paint stick colored bowls before Christmas. But no!