Saturday, February 21, 2009

Giant Tree Project

A while back, I saw an article (in FiberArts?) about a woman who covered an abandoned gas station in knitting as a statement about our dependency on oil.   Now she is working on creating a giant tree using 30,000 fiber leaves.   I love the wackiness of these projects so wanted to send something in.  

The theme of this tree is interdependence.  I thought of all the mosses and fungi that grow everywhere here in the Pacific Northwest, often living on the trees.  I had some leftover crocheted puffs from my Funky Baskets, so created this mossy leaf:



I wanted the leaf to have a firm foundation, so made a quilt sandwich with Timtex inside, machine quilted it, then sewed the crocheted puffs on.  The leaves are all 5"x7".  You can see other leaves that have been submitted and read more about the project here.   I can't wait to see the final tree once it's assembled.  

6 comments:

ger said...

Thanks for passing that on...!

arlee said...

I'm sending one or two to that too---no doubt it will be breath taking when all the leaves are attached!
Yours is very very inviting!

Paula McNamee said...

Robin, Your leaves are gorgeous with NW colors and textures. Thanks for the link to the Tree Project, Paula

ger said...

...and I already made a leaf (posted today)...

Threadspider said...

What a great project that sounds to be. I shall check out the site.

diane said...

what an incredible project -- beautiful. I'm going to go read more about that project.