Made using natural & man made fibers. No "live" or animal products. The background is comprised of 2 upholstery swatches which have been cut into strips, woven together, and stitched using a decorative machine stitch. I then straight line quilted using variegated threads. The tree is raw edge applique with a variegated brown/yellow/gold thread. The leaves are made from various tiny cuts of fabric with shiny fabrics/tule overtop. They are 3 dimensional.