Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Tulgey Wood

Well...I went right from simple seam treatments to a more complicated one...


I'm trying to re-create the feeling of the Tulgey Wood with its creepy, craggy old trees...The imagery of the Tulgey Wood helps to lend a little darkness to the movie and I wanted that same feeling for my block.


For this seam, I took a picture of my block and then drew the craggy, curling wood to give myself a guideline before I started to stitch.


I used DMC pearl cotton and used a split stitch...I plan to add some shading to the trunk but I'm going to wait to add that until later. I envision that this craggy wood will be the backdrop to some of the embellishment.


I like it so much I think I'm going to add it to the upper right corner...I thought I might move onto the tea table today but I think I'm going to be stuck creating more forest and background.

Until next time...

14 comments:

Maureen said...

Great looking craggy tree Susan! I know that took a while to stitch! How large is the square?

Carol said...

Most amazing! You have researched what kind of tree would actually contribute an eery appearance on the quilt!! I don't think I would have thought to do that.

Aren't you just having a ball doing this project!! If anyone can make the story come to life, it would be you.

Thanks for showing your progress and piquing our curiosity of forthcoming progress pics.

Have a great stitchie day.
xx, Carol

Anonymous said...

I love this detail; I think you captured the look you were going for perfectly. Can't wait to see the rest. Your work is always inspiring. Suzie in Idaho

Judy S. said...

How fun! It's looking great. Keep on a-stitchin'.

Allison Ann Aller said...

That IS a craggy tree! It is doing exactly what you want it to do, too.
And I love how you are letting it grow right over your first seam treatments, too....

Catherine said...

You really know how to bring a story to life!! I am really enjoying this journey!

La MaƱosa said...

Wow, I love this! And I love how you found your inspiration. :) I can't wait to see how this block progresses!

Vicky~ stichr ~ said...

those are very craggy.....purrfect.

Marty52 said...

Love the way they come out from "behind" the seam... they are really perfect! This is gonna be so cool, man! :0)

Ingrid Mida said...

It is just stunning! Thanks for explaining how you did it. Not that I could replicate it, but it makes me feel like I could try....
Best wishes for a lovely weekend!

Ralonda said...

I am glad you explained the process because I follow a similar one with bead placement possibilities- I place the beads then photograph the different possible placements- then I see the variations and choose. What a wonderful beginning. Stitch on!

Lynn said...

I love how those branches appear to be popping right from the seam! Perfect.

Elizabeth said...

Your craggy tree shapes are wonderful. Sucha great tip to take a scan of your block and then print and then draw right on the scan!! Brilliant!!!!

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