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.
Again, not managing to resize the photo!
In this piece I see a water bird, a crane probably, with an elegant long neck.