5000 Trees Project

The 5000 trees project. The beginnig

This is a short film about my artistic process from the collection of the leaves for dyeing the silk to the stitching of the trees.

Source – https://youtu.be/lgQjYI8VBnQ

Connective Collective By Cindy Watkins

Connective Collective By Cindy Watkins

"Connective collective" is part of an art project called 5000 Trees. This work was inspired by the stunning autumn display of colour seen at Cradle Mountain in Tasmania, Australia, when the Deciduous beech, or Fagus, Nothofagus gunnii go from green to gold. The deciduous beech is Australia only deciduous tree.
Each of my textile artworks holds within it's fibers the essence of the Tasmanian Rain forest that grows on my property at Golden Valley. The silk used in each work is hand dyed with the gum leaves collected from the forest floor.
The trees are lovingly free style stitched on my sewing machine by hand making each and every one unique. The background is 100% cotton fabric. The work is ready to hang on your wall, signed, given a number and a certificate.
Each work is unique. I do not use a computerized sewing machine.
I donate $2 for every tree stitched and sold to Landcare Tasmania

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Size of work is 31 inches x 31 inches or 76cm x 76 cm

Golden Arbour By Cindy Watkins

Golden Arbour By Cindy Watkins

"Golden Arbour" is part of an art project called 5000 Trees. This work was inspired by the stunning autumn display of colour seen at Cradle Mountain in Tasmania, Australia, when the Deciduous beech, or Fagus, Nothofagus gunnii go from green to gold. The deciduous beech is Australia only deciduous tree.
Each of my textile artworks holds within it's fibers the essence of the Tasmanian Rain forest that grows on my property at Golden Valley. The silk used in each work is hand dyed with the gum leaves collected from the forest floor.
The trees are lovingly free style stitched on my sewing machine by hand making each and every one unique. The background is 100% cotton fabric. The work is ready to hang on your wall, signed, given a number and a certificate.
Each work is unique. I do not use a computerized sewing machine.
I donate $2 for every tree stitched and sold to Landcare Tasmania.


Your trees numbers are 209 to 242
Size of work is 31 inches x 31 inches or 76cm x 76 cm

Red Grove By Cindy Watkins

Red Grove By Cindy Watkins

"Red Grove" is part of an art project called 5000 Trees. This work was inspired by the book The Hidden Life of Trees.
Each of my textile artworks holds within it's fibers the essence of the Tasmanian Rain forest that grows on my property at Golden Valley. The silk used in each work is hand dyed with the gum leaves collected from the forest floor.
The tress are lovingly free style stitched on my sewing machine by hand making each and every one unique. The background is 100% cotton fabric. The work is ready to hang on your wall, signed, given a number and a certificate.
Each work is unique. I do not use a computerized sewing machine.
I donate $2 for every tree stitched and sold to Landcare Tasmania.

Autumn trees and the moone rise By Cindy Watkins

Autumn trees and the moone rise By Cindy Watkins

Autumn trees and the moon rise" Textile artwork by Cindy Watkins

"Autumn trees and the moon rise" is part of an art project called 5000 Trees. This work was inspired by the book The Hidden Life of Trees.
Each of my textile artworks holds within it's fibers the essence of the Tasmanian Rain forest that grows on my property at Golden Valley. The silk used in each work is hand dyed with the gum leaves collected from the forest floor.
The tress are lovingly free style stitched on my sewing machine by hand making each and every one unique. The background is 100% cotton fabric. The work is ready to hang on your wall, signed, given a number and a certificate.
Each work is unique. I do not use a computerized sewing machine.
I donate $2 for every tree stitched and sold to Landcare Tasmania.

Red Tree textile artwork by Cindy Watkins

Red Tree textile artwork by Cindy Watkins

Red Tree By Cindy Watkins

Textile Artwork BY Cindy Watkins

15 cm x 15 cm or 6” x 6”

Natural dyed silk and cotton. Freestyle stitched.

Red Tree number 289 is part of an art project called 5000 Trees. This work was inspired by the book The Hidden Life of Trees.
Each of my textile artworks holds within it's fibers the essence of the Tasmanian Rain forest that grows on my property at Golden Valley. The silk used in each work is hand dyed with the gum leaves collected from the forest floor.
The tress are lovingly free style stitched on my sewing machine by hand making each and every one unique. The background is 100% cotton fabric. The work is ready to hang on your wall, signed, given a number and a certificate.
Each work is unique. I do not use a computerized sewing machine.
I donate $2 for every tree stitched and sold to Landcare Tasmania.

"The Collective Language of Trees" Textile Artwork By Cindy Watkins

"The Collective Language of Trees" Textile Artwork By Cindy Watkins

“The Collective Language of Trees " is part of an art project called 5000 Trees. This work was inspired by the stunning autumn display of colour seen at Cradle Mountain in Tasmania, Australia, when the Deciduous beech, or Fagus, Nothofagus gunnii go from green to gold. The deciduous beech is Australia only deciduous tree.
Each of my textile artworks holds within it's fibers the essence of the Tasmanian Rain forest that grows on my property at Golden Valley. The silk used in each work is hand dyed with the gum leaves collected from the forest floor.
The trees are lovingly free style stitched on my sewing machine by hand making each and every one unique. The background is 100% cotton fabric. The work is ready to hang on your wall, signed, given a number and a certificate.
Each work is unique. I do not use a computerized sewing machine.
I donate $2 for every tree stitched and sold to Landcare Tasmania.


Your trees numbers are 315 to 365
Size of work is 36 inches x 36 inches or 86cm x 86 cm

Green trees and button grass By Cindy Watkins

Green trees and button grass By Cindy Watkins

Textile Artwork BY Cindy Watkins

Trees number 389 to 400

39 cm x 29cm or 15.25” x 11.5”

Natural dyed silk and cotton. Freestyle stitched.

“Green Trees and button grass” is part of an art project called 5000 Trees. This work was inspired by the book The Hidden Life of Trees.
Each of my textile artworks holds within it's fibers the essence of the Tasmanian Rain forest that grows on my property at Golden Valley. The silk used in each work is hand dyed with the gum leaves collected from the forest floor.
The tress are lovingly free style stitched on my sewing machine by hand making each and every one unique. The background is 100% cotton fabric. The work is ready to hang on your wall, signed, given a number and a certificate.
Each work is unique. I do not use a computerized sewing machine.
I donate $2 for every tree stitched and sold to Landcare Tasmania.

Green windswept tree By Cindy Watkins

Green windswept tree By Cindy Watkins

Textile Artwork BY Cindy Watkins

Trees number 69

39 cm x 29cm or 15.25” x 11.5”

Natural dyed silk and cotton. Freestyle stitched.

“Green windswept tree” is part of an art project called 5000 Trees. This work was inspired by the book The Hidden Life of Trees.
Each of my textile artworks holds within it's fibers the essence of the Tasmanian rain forest that grows on my property at Golden Valley. The silk used in each work is hand dyed with the gum leaves collected from the forest floor.
The trees are lovingly free style stitched on my sewing machine by hand making each and every one unique. The background is 100% cotton fabric. The work is ready to hang on your wall, signed, given a number and a certificate.
Each work is unique. I do not use a computerized sewing machine.
I donate $2 for every tree stitched and sold to Landcare Tasmania.

By Cindy Watkins

Red Tree 161 By Cindy Watkins

Red Tree 161 By Cindy Watkins

Trees provide for us the air we breathe, the homes we live in, they create rain, provide food, shelter, and nutrients for many forms of life, warm our homes and they are a thing of beauty.


Red tree number 162 is lovingly freestyle stitched on my sewing machine by hand making each and every one unique. The background is 100% cotton fabric.


The work is stretched over a frame, ready to hang on your wall, signed, given a number and a certificate.

This series of work is part of my 5000 trees project.

Each work is unique. I do not use a computerized sewing machine.


I donate $2 for every tree stitched and sold to Landcare Tasmania.

Red Tree 162

Red Tree 162

Trees provide for us the air we breathe, the homes we live in, they create rain, provide food, shelter, and nutrients for many forms of life, warm our homes and they are a thing of beauty.


Red tree number 162 is lovingly freestyle stitched on my sewing machine by hand making each and every one unique. The background is 100% cotton fabric.


The work is stretched over a frame, ready to hang on your wall, signed, given a number and a certificate.

This series of work is part of my 5000 trees project.

Each work is unique. I do not use a computerized sewing machine.


I donate $2 for every tree stitched and sold to Landcare Tasmania.

Green Tree and Button Grass

Green Tree and Button Grass

“Green trees and button grass” is part of an art project called 5000 Trees. This work was inspired by the book The Hidden Life of Trees.
Each of my textile artworks holds within it's fibers the essence of the Tasmanian rainforest that grows on my property at Golden Valley. The silk used in each work is hand dyed with the gum leaves collected from the forest floor.
The trees are lovingly freestyle stitched on my sewing machine by hand making each and every one unique. The background is 100% cotton fabric. The work is ready to hang on your wall, signed, given a number and a certificate.

I donate $2 for every tree stitched and sold to Landcare Tasmania.

Textile Artwork BY Cindy Watkins

Trees number 411 to 424

61 cm x 21cm or 24” x 8.25”

Natural dyed silk and cotton. Freestyle stitched.

The Green Grove

The Green Grove

“The Green Grove” is part of an art project called 5000 Trees. This work was inspired by the book The Hidden Life of Trees.
Each of my textile artworks holds within its fibers the essence of the Tasmanian rainforest that grows on my property at Golden Valley. The silk used in each work is hand dyed with the gum leaves collected from the forest floor.
The trees are lovingly freestyle stitched on my sewing machine by hand making each and every one unique. The background is 100% cotton fabric. The work is ready to hang on your wall, signed, given a number and a certificate.

I donate $2 for every tree stitched and sold to Landcare Tasmania.

Textile Artwork BY Cindy Watkins

Trees number 401 to 410

61 cm x 21cm or 24” x 8.25”

Natural dyed silk and cotton. Freestyle stitched.

Green Trees at the Waters Edge

Green Trees at the Waters Edge

“Green trees at the waters edge” is part of an art project called 5000 Trees. This work was inspired by the book The Hidden Life of Trees.
Each of my textile artworks holds within it's fibers the essence of the Tasmanian rainforest that grows on my property at Golden Valley. The silk used in each work is hand dyed with the gum leaves collected from the forest floor.
The trees are lovingly freestyle stitched on my sewing machine by hand making each and every one unique. The background is 100% cotton fabric. The work is ready to hang on your wall, signed, given a number and a certificate.

I donate $2 for every tree stitched and sold to Landcare Tasmania.

Textile Artwork BY Cindy Watkins

Trees number 425 to 439

61 cm x 21cm or 24” x 8.25”

Natural dyed silk and cotton. Freestyle stitched.

Red Tree number 160

Red Tree number 160

Trees provide for us the air we breathe, the homes we live in, they create rain, provide food, shelter, and nutrients for many forms of life, warm our homes and they are a thing of beauty.


Red tree number 160 is lovingly freestyle stitched on my sewing machine by hand making each and every one unique. The background is 100% cotton fabric.


The work is stretched over a frame, ready to hang on your wall, signed, given a number and a certificate.

This series of work is part of my 5000 trees project.

Each work is unique. I do not use a computerized sewing machine.


I donate $2 for every tree stitched and sold to Landcare Tasmania.

Red Tree number 163

Red Tree number 163

Trees provide for us the air we breathe, the homes we live in, they create rain, provide food, shelter, and nutrients for many forms of life, warm our homes and they are a thing of beauty.


Red tree number 163 is lovingly freestyle stitched on my sewing machine by hand making each and every one unique. The background is 100% cotton fabric.


The work is stretched over a frame, ready to hang on your wall, signed, given a number and a certificate.

This series of work is part of my 5000 trees project.

Each work is unique. I do not use a computerized sewing machine.


I donate $2 for every tree stitched and sold to Landcare Tasmania.

Helena and the moon

Helena and the moon

The Helena Gum Moth (Opodiphthera helena) is found in Tasmania and other states of Australia. They are a rusty brown-orange colour and quite attractive for a moth. The caterpillar feeds on gum leaves and uses the leaves and trunk of the eucalyptus tree to attach their cacoons too.

Each of my textile artworks holds within its fibers the essence of the Tasmanian Rainforest that grows on my property at Golden Valley. The silk used in each work is hand dyed with the gum leaves collected from the forest floor.

The trees are lovingly freestyle stitched on my sewing machine by hand making each and every one unique. The background is 100% cotton fabric. The work is ready to hang on your wall, signed, given a number and a certificate.

Each work is unique and is created without the use of a computerized sewing machine.

I donate $2 for every tree stitched and sold to Landcare Tasmania.

Your trees numbers are 453 to 499. Part of the 5000 trees project.

Size of work is 72cm x 72cm

If you are from outside of Australia and would like to purchase this item please contact me us to get a quote of freight to your country.

Moon Rise in the Green Grove

Moon Rise in the Green Grove

This work features the Helena Gum Moth (Opodiphthera helena) is found in Tasmania and other states of Australia. They are a rusty brown-orange colour and quite attractive for a moth. The caterpillar feeds on gum leaves and uses the leaves and trunk of the eucalyptus tree to attach their cacoons too.

Each of my textile artworks holds within its fibers the essence of the Tasmanian Rainforest that grows on my property at Golden Valley. The silk used in each work is hand dyed with the gum leaves collected from the forest floor.

The trees are lovingly freestyle stitched on my sewing machine by hand making each and every one unique. The background is 100% cotton fabric. The work is ready to hang on your wall, signed, given a number and a certificate.

Each work is unique and is created without the use of a computerized sewing machine.

I donate $2 for every tree stitched and sold to Landcare Tasmania.

Your trees numbers are 524 to 552. Part of the 5000 trees project.

Size of work is 122cm x 41cm

If you are from outside of Australia and would like to purchase this item please contact me us to get a quote of freight to your country.

"Spring Wattle" By Cindy Watkins

"Spring Wattle" By Cindy Watkins

"Spring Wattle" By Cindy Watkins

Spring in Tasmania is always awash in the bright yellow blooms of the wattle trees.

It is one of my favorite times of year. It’s the hope and light it brings as you move out of the depths of winter. With spring and the flowering of the native plants comes the bold Wattle Bird. They often visit our Tasmanian Waratah tree in our back yard.

A couple of years back the wattles where ravaged by an little green beetle. They consumed vast forests of wattle and devastated many trees that I thought where dead for sure. But the forest is an amazing thing. It provided for me proof that they are all connected and supporting each other. The following year the wattles did not bloom. This included the healthy ones too. So my Golden Valley home was not golden that year. I believe that the trees where directing their resources to supporting their fellow injured trees. This year the colour was back. Still not at full force but with come colour. Quite a few of the trees I thought dead are recovering.

Each of my textile artworks holds within it's fibers the essence of the Tasmanian Rain forest that grows on my property at Golden Valley. The silk used in each work is hand dyed with the gum leaves collected from the forest floor.
The trees are lovingly free style stitched on my sewing machine by hand making each and every one unique. The background is 100% cotton fabric. The work is ready to hang on your wall, signed, given a number and a certificate.
Each work is unique. I do not use a computerized sewing machine.

This work is stitched on silk and linen with cotton thread.

80cm x 80cm


I donate $2 for every tree stitched and sold to Landcare Tasmania

Crater Lake Graddeur By Cindy Watkins

Crater Lake Graddeur By Cindy Watkins

Crater Lake located at Cradle Mountain was formed by glacial ice in the previous ice ages. It is must see destination in Autumn when the Deciduous beech, or Fagus, Nothofagus gunnii changing colour. The original photo this work is based on was taken on ANZAC day 2018.

The work is an embroidery stitched on my sewing machine feestyle.

The framed work is 60cm high x 100cm wide.

Trees numbers 610 to 630. Part of the 5000 trees project.

$2 for every tree in this work will be donated to Landcare Tasmania