I started out experimenting with the herringbone to make a tree. I made 3 rows in cotton 8 perle for the trunk and also the branches. Then I overworked the trunk with chenille a couple of times and a last row of the green thread again. The star shape uses wool, 2 ply DMC white and metallic/cotton thread.
My ‘sane’ seam using dyed silk thread with variegated DMC in between. Maybe I’ll add delica beads, to liven it up.