Finishing the Tree

I worked on the umbrella tree for the last two days and it’s about finished. I need to decide if it needs a few more details such as moss and what I’m doing on the very top of the umbrella. I got the poem stitched to the trunk and the nuno felt is stitched down to the umbrella ribs. 

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAI placed the poem on the trunk and pinned it in place. Then I stitched it on by hand. This took a while. 

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAHere you can see it stitched down. It definitely adds some texture and looks vaguely like writing but I don’t think most people would see that unless you told them.

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAThese photos are not very good but I think you can see what the trunk looks like with the stitching on it. 

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAAnd here is the umbrella covering stitched on. Can you see at the very top of the photo that there is a little silver umbrella top? I am trying to decide if I want to have that on the top of the tree or not. It reminds you that it is an umbrella. But I can’t decide. What do you think? I am going to work on the last few details and then get some decent photos taken. I need good photos to send in for the judging process of the exhibition. But I’ll post a good photo here so you can see how it turns out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14 thoughts on “Finishing the Tree

  1. The poem on the trunk looks amazing Ruth and i do love the little silver umbrella topper, looks like its suppose to be there, cant wait to see this as a whole piece 🙂

  2. It looks just great Ruth. I love the stitching on the trunk, superb detailing, I can’t see the little umbrella too well, but I’m on a small screen just now. Look forward to seeing the whole piece!

  3. I like the idea of a little bit of moss too, I’d even suggest lichen since I’ve seen you do great lichen, but maybe that’s too much? The poem really does add something even if it isn’t obvious, it’ll surprise anyone who asks. I think the silver top is a good reminder that it’s an umbrella, it’s subtle.

    • Thanks Zed, I am definitely going to add moss. Not sure about the lichen but it will depend on time probably. I’ve just about decided to leave the silver top on the top. It just seems to finish it.

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