Textile Art

The Tree of Life

Tree of Life delphina rose | paper and cloth by Rebecca Elam
The Tree of Life: cotton/metallic embroidery and glass/plastic beads on some shiny blue synthetic fabric of dubious origin. 20 cm x 15 cm. 2006 or 2007.
Tree of Life delphina rose | paper and cloth by Rebecca Elam
The “leaves” are tiny circles cut out of old green curtains, secured with French knots made out of glass seed beads. Four beads = one knot.
Tree of Life delphina rose | paper and cloth by Rebecca Elam
The trunk is 3 plies of DMC cotton in satin stitch. This piece was stitched in a hoop to prevent puckering.
Tree of Life delphina rose | paper and cloth by Rebecca Elam
The vines are gold “metallic” thread in whipped backstitch and lazy daisies.

 

 

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