I have a total of 11 sketches of branches. This will go on for quite some time. Little by little.
I machine stitched patches to the white background that was originally a shirt in order to fill the background in a bit. Will probably hand stitch into the background, maybe do some reverse appliqué as well.
To stitch next. The armhole shape becomes part of the overall design.
I've already laid down the red thread.
This is also an experiment with different fabrics and how they take the color of the threads. The dark pomegranate will show off the lighter colors very well, but may require some extra work for the middle colors. I'm wondering if it will balance out ok with the other pomegranates or create a hole.