I have just completed a small but intricate textile.
I have mounted it on Silver Birch bark.
I love using natural backgrounds for presenting my creations.
Hessian is my preferred medium for stitching on.
It is so flexible and suits my style of work.
I have used a variety of threads, in bronzes and gold,
abaca tissue, tyvek, silk rods, beads, buttons and
a small portion of a vintage doilly, dyed in greens and gold.
I love the technique of needle weaving,
which I have used to emphasise the delicate structure.
The bark was then mounted on a portion of a branch of wood.
Thus complete, it required a title.
After some research, I decided on
which is Birch, in the Celtic Language of trees.