The Fast Friday Fabric Challenge for this piece is one that I hosted, with the theme “Out on a Limb”. It called for use of new techniques, with a tree theme. I adapted a drawing technique I had learned as a child, drawing lines from the root to the tips of twigs, only using lines of sewing instead of a pencil, and the tree limb became the support for a child’s swing.
The girl is a 3-dimensional doll with a wire mesh framework, on a swing made from craft sticks attached by chains to the tree branch. The leaves are organza in three shades, held on with beads. The fringe used (and used up!) seven hanks of embroidery thread.
This piece won a 2nd prize at a gallery showing.