This little nine ball tree was the very first start of my
collaboration with Mieke and Veronik.
Lets say, this is the primal tree :-), it dates from
before the shop.
I remember M & V were always making plans for
their would-be shop; of course nobody was taken
them seriously, even for me, it was hard sometimes
to believe in their project.
But one day, the shop was a fact, at least ,
they got a loan.
they went to see my work.
I have this sampler embroidery hanging on the wall.
It is a big cloth of joined together smal pieces of canvas.
Large parts of the sampler are needle lace tryouts
(i will show in another post), but i got bored
after a time and the lacing was not making progress
quickly enough; i just wanted to have that work
finished so i could hang it on the wall.
... I filled up the empty parts with trees, most of
them were taken over from designs i had seen on
old samplers, sometimes i was adding some
corrections or fantasies.
Anyway, it was fun to do :-)