I have embroidered a tree with first shoots. I have used Perle cotton, brown and green colours.Chain, detached chain and few straight stitches were used.
The summers of India are very hot and dusty. The vegetation suffers a lot. It is almost lifeless. Though bigger trees survive very well. After first few showers, the trees and plants give out new shoots. The green colour of these is some how very lively, as if some one has given them a new life. That is what the rains do. No amount of watering by us can achieve that. I have also shown tufts of grass symbolising, new growth or new life or a new beginning powered by the rains. It is like fresh or new hopes awakened by the life giving water. A revival of life I think.
On second thoughts, I could have done more trees instead of just one I suppose.
Watch out for more of my sampler in the next posts.....