I have finished all the tree trunks and now it it time for the details. It may seem strange that I have isolated the tree trunks but that is how they stand on the island. The wind aided by Council spraying has damaged all the under-story and those trunks stand alone as you look out on the water.
There are a huge variety of bark on the trees and the colours and shape are a study on their own. At different times of day the birds fly in flocks across the sky, but not when the eagles are hunting.
I have used different stitches on each of these trunks. From left of right.
different varieties of chain stitch, flattened fly stitch, eastern stitch, alternate stem stitch and a combination of cretan and straight stitch. In some I have used the same stitch but also used a variety of thicknesses of thread.
The birds in the sky are fly stitch using one strand of DMC. The vine on the tree is a combination of chain and straight stitch and I used 2 stands of Anchor varigated stranded cotton. I drew my inspiration from this tree and vine.
And the trunk stitched in eastern stitch from this tree.
Now that I am up to the detail I keep walking out the front of the house to look closely at the scene. I can see boats out there one the water. I think I will have to find a way to include a couple of those.