My moss is made up of french knots, lazy daisy stitches as well as a scattering of straight stitches. They are the same stitches I used on my February BJP page only without any beads. I used a mix of rayon and cotton threads. I had already fused on a background of painted fusible web where I wanted the moss to go. The webbing as a background gives the moss a nice texture and depth.
Now for what it symbolizes, humility, service, friendship, boredom, a parasite and maternal love. I am sure that on the items where I have a ton of information I will edit it down to the ones that have meaning to me but I thought the 2 obvious ones that I would delete were kind of funny. Boredom, I don't ever remember being bored in my life. I love to read and creating gives me such joy that I couldn't consider what it would take to make me bored. I can't even get my brain to slow down enough to successfully meditate. The other is parasite, I don't look at moss as a parasite and sure hope that nobody thinks I am a parasite. I hadn't looked up the meanings behind moss before I included it on the piece and find it interesting that after what I wrote about the roots that I have put the moss at the base of the roots and that 2 of the things that moss represents is friendship and maternal love. I have a strong feeling that I am being guided on this project. Things that are meant to be will be.