The great and terrible kraken emerges from the watery depths, covered in seaweed, snatching ships from the surface, and... well actually it's rather pretty!
I sent this hoop to my partner in the Hoopla swap round 10, using her theme of The Iron Islands from Game of Thrones.
I learned so many new stitches! Mostly, I found them here: http://www.embroidery.rocksea.org/reference/picture-dictionary/
Waaaaay more time consuming than I was expecting. I think it was worth it though!
I like how it ended up not quite round - reminds me of a beach pebble.
I think the backside looked cool too.
Thanks for looking!