Save when you buy a Family Tree Bundle!
Bundle comes with:
1 tree tapestry
1 stained and unassembled oak frame ( a top frame with two inserted eyelet screws and 3 partially inserted screws, a bottom frame with 3 partially inserted screws, twine for hanging (you may substitute leather or wire if you prefer!) 3 extra screws )
A set of custom portrait pins in the set size of your choice. (8,15, or 30)
Each leaf, branch, and detail was hand carved with care before being hand printed in my at home studio on cotton muslin. The muslin tree layer is backed with a colored piece of cotton fabric (often with a subtle design or pattern). Fabric colors and designs vary, because I work with upcycled materials when possible. (give our earth home a little extra love.) :) The tapestry is then reinforced with a fabric interfacing, making it sturdy enough to hold a portrait pin for each of your family members.
Why This Tree?
I hope to eventually add other tree options, but for now I hope you enjoy the symbolism of this little olive tree. The olive tree has biblical and mythological roots symbolizing peace and healing. Additionally, the visual appearance of this olive tree with its gnarled and unpredictable branches reminds the viewer of the beauty that can be found in the imperfect and unexpected. Every family is different, with individual structures, strengths, weaknesses, cherished memories and healing scars. Unique cultures, traditions, and perspectives are passed down through each generation, and each individual family member has the opportunity to choose how and if they will continue the family patterns of the past as well as what patterns they hope to set in motion for the future.
This White oak frame is made specifically to fit your tree tapestry, It is hand sanded and stained to the color of your liking.
Each portrait pin is 22mm in diameter with a muslin surface and an antique bronze back. For each pin, you will receivea 3x5 summary card containing information on the individual depicted. Each pin will be based of a photo you send me.
My family tree products are designed with individual families in mind. Whatever your family structure is, there is room here for all of your loved ones.
Easily add pins as your family grows. (both in age and number!)
work back for as many generations as you desire, or look toward the future with "baby announcement" pins
include your cherished non-biological relationships: include pets, friends, role-models, or even historical figures.
Celebrate your non-traditional family structures or find healing through times of loss and change.
These family trees can be customized tribute YOUR family. All shapes, sizes, and changes welcome: Traditional families, single individuals, single parents, marriages, divorces, remarriages, birth, infertility, child loss, adoption, LGBTQ relationships, and so much more! If You don't see quite what you are looking for, please let me know so that I can make sure that your family is adequately represented.
If you have a desire to learn more about your family history, or need help getting started on your family tree, I'm happy to help!
How It Works
Order your pin(s)
Select your set size in the drop down menu. (The price per pin goes down the larger the set size you get!)
Select your prefer stain shade
Help me get to know who I'm illustrating for your portrait pins!
You can fill out this form Here OR wait until I email you regarding your order. When I contact you I will ask you for information and photos for each individual i'm illustrating.
I will do a digital black and white sketch of each individual, I will send them to you for your approval. I will do up to 4 total revisions if needed.
Using the digital sketches as a guide I will paint and detail the images onto fabric.
Each fabric portrait will be cut out and made into a rounded pin.
Once your Tree arrives
Arrange and attach pins to your tree as desired
separate the thick pieces of wood from the thin pieces of wood completely.
Lay the thicker section down, hole side up and eyelets pointing out.
Layer the top end of the tapestry on top of the thicker wood piece, Tree side down. (you should be looking at the backing.) they eyelets should be pointing away from your tapestry.
Adjust the tapestry so that it is centered between the screw holes.
Lay the thinner board on top, lined up with the bottom one- holes lined up with holes. (you should have a wood and tapestry sandwich!)
Gently assemble the screws. don't go too tight or they might snap!
repeat on the bottom of the tapestry.
For additional Questions and Comments email me at Shawna.firstname.lastname@example.org