Bonsai tree hand-embroidery

One of my favourite ways to relax is to do hand embroidery, and over the years I’ve embroidered quite a few pieces. These include a series of works based on bonsai trees, since my husband used to train bonsai as well as make exquisite handcrafted bonsai pots.

I was inspired by the challenge of creating a sense of depth and form, and by the beauty of the pots and the trees. I embroider using a single strand of thread at a time, building up the colours and tones. I used to spend a few hours a day on the embroideries, but they would still take me months to finish!

Here is an embroidery of a juniper tree, the trunk of this particular tree had a patch of silvery deadwood that intertwined with the live bark – it was one of my favourites.

I’ll be posting some more photos of other embroideries in the future, hope you enjoy my work!

Juniper Bonsai - hand embroidery

Juniper Bonsai – hand embroidery 22 X 22cm (approx 8.75″ X 8.75″).


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  4. Excellent blog here! Also your web site loads up very fast!

    What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host?
    I wish my web site loaded up as fast as yours lol

    • I do not really do any affiliate stuff.
      Husband Alex “who does my website” says that the key to fast loading sites is spending the time to optimise every image carefully in Photoshop. If your pages are loading slowly then check that you are not including images taken straight from a camera

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