Using wood

When working with my partner in his garden recently, we took down some very old fence panels that were about to come down anyway. I was about to saw them up for kindling, since they do make excellent kindling, when I started looking closely at the marks, colours and textures in the wood. I kept a lot of them, and yesterday sawed some up, sanded them in places since some of the edges were very sharp, and treated them. I used an environmentally friendly wood preservative that I’d been given last year, I need to find out what the make is.

Using a very small drill bit I made some holes into the wood, and yesterday evening I did some stitching, using plant dyed silk threads.

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Here’s a close up which I’m not managing to resize!  I love to use discarded items, add to their beauty with my stitching. I have a lot more pieces of fence panel waiting to be embellished. While sorting through them I enjoy seeing their natural marks and indentations.

Here’s a close up which I’m not managing to resize!

I love to use discarded items, add to their beauty with my stitching. I have a lot more pieces of fence panel waiting to be embellished. While sorting through them I enjoy seeing their natural marks and indentations.

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Again, not managing to resize the photo!

In this piece I see a water bird, a crane probably, with an elegant long neck.