Tree of Life SAL Gallery

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Part One • Part Two • Part Three • Part Four

If you're looking for pictures from earlier SALs, visit the dedicated galleries for Song of the Weather (2013) and Round in Circles (2016).

Part Four

Stitches: Ceylon stitch or detached buttonhole filling or lattice work, cable stem stitch

Threads: Heathway Milano crewel wool Lapis 3, 5, 7 Threads: Silk Mill stranded silk 3365, 3366, 3367
Mabel F, plain Mabel F, bling

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Part Three

Stitches: heavy chain stitch, chain stitch, sequins/spangles attached with beads or sequins attached with stitches [pistil stitch]
plain: padded satin stitch, modified fly stitch
bling: couched pearl purl & padded kid leather or spangles couched with milliary wire

Tree Part 3
Shirley W Edna S
Notes: Brown beads Notes: cup sequins Threads: DMC stranded cotton 971, 722, 3825; sequins and beads recycled from a Spanish tablecloth Threads: Silk Mill 3207, 3316, 4148; gold kid, pearl purl, sequins and beads recycled from a Spanish tablecloth Notes: green sequins
Maureen P Doreen P Louise H, plain Louise H, bling Erica M
Threads: Heathway Milano crewel wool Lilac 2, 4, 6 Threads: Silk Mill stranded silk 3374, 3376, 3378, spangles, milliary Threads: DMC perle #8, gold kid, pearl purl Threads: Chinese silks, gold kid, pearl purl Notes: Brown beads
Mabel F, plain Mabel F, bling Mabel F, bling bird Elisabet VP Maureen P

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Part Two

Stitches: blanket stitch with detached buttonhole or up-and-down blanket stitch or double buttonhole stitch, French knots or colonial knots

Shirley W
Notes: A different arrangement of detached buttonhole stitch Notes: 2 strands DMC Notes: 2 strands DMC Threads: DMC stranded cotton 3811, 335, 3716 Threads: 3110, 3311, 3376
Heather K Doreen P Georgia S Louise H, plain Louise H, bling
Notes: Heathway Milano crewel wool Dusky Rose 2, 4, 6 Notes: Silk Mill stranded silk 4023, 4086, 4087 Tree Part 2 Close-up of the leaf Fabric: cotton twill<br />Threads: Aubusson fine wool
Mabel F, plain Mabel F, bling Edna S Edna S Maureen P

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Part One

Stitches: stem stitch, split stitch
plain: whipped stem stitch
bling: overstretched pearl purl with coloured core

Fabric: Zweigart Normandie<br />Threads: DMC stranded cotton 300, 780, 738 Fabric: Zweigart Normandie<br />Threads: Silk Mill  3422, 3018, 3230; pearl purl Threads: perle cotton #5, stranded cotton
Louise H, plain Louise H, bling Deena P
Fabric: lawn<br />Threads: DMC stranded cotton Fabric: Heavy cotton with a thin muslin/calico backing<br />Threads: DMC stranded floss/cotton, DMC Metallic Fabric: Heavy cotton with a thin muslin/calico backing<br />Threads: DMC stranded floss/cotton, DMC Metallic Fabric: linen from stash<br />Threads: DMC stranded cotton
Georgia S Edna S Edna S Heather K Doreen P
Fabric: linen twill<br />Threads: Heatway Milano crewel wool Drab 3, 5, 7 Fabric: densely woven linen<br />Threads: Silk Mill stranded silk 3013, 3015, 3018; gold pearl purl #2 Fabric: cotton twill<br />Threads: Aubusson fine wool, 1760, 3816 and 3742 Fabric: cotton twill<br />Threads: Aubusson fine wool, 1760, 3816 and 3742 Fabric: twill<br />Threads: Gumnut Tulips (mohair)
Mabel F, plain Mabel F, bling Maureen P Maureen P Jane C

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