Thursday, November 18, 2010

My Crochet Tapestry in Thread - of a TREE

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY





Anyone who has read my blog knows from my writings how much I love TREES!!

Well, I transfer my love of the live TREES to my Designs In Fiber!!

This is one I did in Threads - yes, it is basically the same pattern or charted design of my Tree Tapestry Pillow ( http://rssdesignsinfiber.blogspot.com/2010/04/earth-day-is-every-day-my-tree-tapestry.html ), but done in finer threads in slightly different colors - and is smaller.

It is made with the beautiful Pearl Cotton Threads by DMC, which comes in some wonderful variegated threads, which I used for the ground, tree trunk and branches - and tree canopy! DMC Pearl Cotton has a colorful, lustrous, pearly effect, which shows a little bit in these photos!!

The Border around the Tapestry is a Graphic Filet Crochet Design which looks like a fancy picture frame and has a bit of a texture to it from raised stitches around the Tapesry.

Yes - I did it to look like a little photograph (I am a landscape photographer!) - but doing it with Fibers gives it some depth and texture -- and I like it!

You can find it in my Artfire Studio!!

Doing Images in Fibers is one of my favorite things to do -- some are smaller and some are larger - like the Rooster in Textured Filet Crochet on Etsy!!

Some of my Images in Fiber have found homes -- I hope all of them will some day!!