This piece of textile art is created by layering up pieces of fabric and stitching into them to create patterns and textures, as well as the branches of the tree. The flowers and the blossom are handsewn using French knots. Embroidery floss is also used to build up the grass.
I like to imagine myself sitting under this tree, on the edge of a valley, feeling the world waking up all around me as Spring takes hold. It is a magical time of year, and in the depths of Winter, this picture holds the promise of warmer, more hopeful times to come.