I have not officially titled this piece yet, but "Tree of Life" seems appropriate. I still think that the bark markings on the tree look like women's breasts, and I want to reference that obliquely.
I hand dyed the cotton fabric, then drew with my sewing machine, and machine embroidered the details. I painted with textile markers, and finally beaded. The piece is backed with heavy silk burlap fabric, and narrowly bound in dark brown. It has a hanging sleeve, and just needs a label. I am thinking that I will show it at the Vancouver Island Surface Design Association show planned for July 2016.Current Threads 2016, VISDA, Tulista Gallery, Sidney BC, July 18 - 31, 2016