Here are a couple more photos of the tree I have been working on as a thread painting lesson. (see my last post)
I used only 3 colours of thread.
and this is a piece of tree I picked up while walking through a park the other day. The tree is dead and has been stripped in preparation for carving.
Check out the texture ( This is what it looks like under the bark, I think it might have been caused by the Emerald Ash Borer, which has destroyed many trees) I have some ideas for this piece of wood