This was inspired by the November stitchalong theme, Into the Woods. It features plants and animals of the redwood forest
California Grizzly (sadly extinct), with Golden Trout
The water and plants are paint-dyed silk and cotton ribbons.
Fern fronds and Banana Slug. The first time I saw one, I thought someone had dropped a banana peel; they’re huge!
Redwood bark and sorrel
I got about 30 reels of silk ribbon for $3 a while ago. The colors are mostly putrid pink and pallid blue, so I’ve been experimenting with color. Watered down craft paint dyes them well, and they stay soft and useable.
And I’ve been having trouble figuring out how to finish my embroidery pieces (the merskelly is still waiting), so I made the frames first for this. I created leaf-shaped embroidery hoops in Tinkercad, printed on my 3D printer, then designed the embroidery to fit inside.