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Tree of Life SAL Gallery

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Part One • Part Two • Part Three • Part Four • Part Five • Part Six

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 Six

Stitches: Portuguese knotted stem stitch or pueblo chain stitch, lazy daisy or ribbed spider's web, single or double seeding

Threads: DMC 3831, 335, 3716 Threads: Silk Mill 3110, 3311, 3376
Louise H, Plain Louise H, Bling
Tree Part 6 Tree Part 6 Tree Part 6 Tree Part 6 Tree Part 6
Maureen P Erica M Erica M Doreen P Doreen P
Notes: Heathway Milano crewel wool Dusky Rose 2, 4, 6 Notes: Silk Mill stranded silk 4023, 4086, 4087 Tree Part 6 Threads: Chinese silks, pearl purl Tree Part 6
Mabel F, Plain Mabel F, Bling Georgia S Elisabet VP Maureen P

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Part Five

Stitches: Mountmellick stitch or raised chain stitch, whipped or laced backstitch
plain: bullion knots
bling: long chips (cutwork)

Tree Part 5 Tree Part 5 Threads: Lana crewel wool, 2 strands Threads: DMC 971, 722, 3825, 726 Threads: Silk Mill 3207, 3316, 4148, Gilt wire check
Maureen P Maureen P Susan F Louise H, Plain Louise H, Bling
Notes: Heathway Milano crewel wool Lilac 2, 4, 6 and Honey 4, 6 Notes: Silk Mill stranded silk 3374, 3376, 3378, bright check DMC perle #8 & stranded cotton DMC perle #8 & stranded cotton DMC stranded cotton, #2 pearl purl
Mabel F, Plain Mabel F, Bling Doreen P Doreen P Georgia S

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Part Four

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

Threads: Silk Mill 4168,4170 and 4171
Louise H, Bling
Tree Part 4 Tree Part 4 Tree Part 4 2 strands DMC, gold beads Threads: DMC stranded cotton 327, 553 and 210
Edna S Doreen P Doreen P Georgia S Louise H, Plain
Threads: Heathway Milano crewel wool Lapis 3, 5, 7 Threads: Silk Mill stranded silk 3365, 3366, 3367 Tree Part 4 Tree Part 4 Tree Part 4
Mabel F, Plain Mabel F, Bling Erica M Maureen P Maureen P

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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
Brown beads 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 Green sequins
Maureen P Doreen P Louise H, Plain Louise H, Bling Erica M
Threads: Heathway Milano crewel wool Lilac 2, 4, 6 and Honey 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 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

Threads: perle cotton #5, stranded cotton Threads: perle cotton #5 and #8
Shirley W Deena P Trina H
A different arrangement of detached buttonhole stitch 2 strands DMC 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
Heathway Milano crewel wool Dusky Rose 2, 4, 6 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 Threads: perle cotton #5 and #8, Kreinik braid
Louise H, Plain Louise H, Bling Deena P Trina H
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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