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« on: March 06, 2010 04:16:47 PM »

I made this Nessie diptych for a far-away friend and fellow cryptid enthusiast.  She received it in the mail today (a total surprise) so now I can finally post it!

Head:


Tail:


I used 4 combinations of a single strand of metallic floss with 1 strand each of 2 more colors of DMC to make his body seem more slick and scaly.  You can see the metallic a bit more in these shots which also have the best representation of the true colors.

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A closer look at the shoreline:

There are 4 deciduous trees in the forest, but only this one has a few autumn leaves left on it.

The 2 pieces off the piptych together:


I used chain stitch, satin stitch, long and short stitch, french knots. back stitch and whatever it's called when you just do one stitch of running stitch.
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2010 04:52:36 PM »

That's amazing. I love it. Nessie rocks my socks.
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2010 04:56:49 PM »

Oh I love it! It looks like an antique, I love that you used 2 frames for it!
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2010 05:19:59 PM »

That's amazing. I love it. Nessie rocks my socks.

Thank you!  Those must be wet socks!

Oh I love it! It looks like an antique, I love that you used 2 frames for it!

The frames may be antique, they're definitely vintage; purchased at an estate sale.
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2010 05:20:51 PM »

OMG I love this!! I may have to make one!
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2010 05:30:10 PM »

OMG I love this!! I may have to make one!

Thanks!  I'd love to see your interpretation of a lake monster!
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2010 05:33:55 PM »

Love how the chain stitch makes such perfect scales. Hmmm, makes me want to embroider something scaly!
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2010 05:36:53 PM »

Love how the chain stitch makes such perfect scales. Hmmm, makes me want to embroider something scaly!


Thanks!  It felt like an epiphany when it occurred to me to use chain stitch.
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2010 06:16:51 PM »

I've been thinking about this since I saw it early, had to wist it for sure.
But I finally realized what it made me feel like when I saw it.
Like staying in a log cabin just off of the lake, and looking out and seeing Nessie swimming and playing.
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2010 07:03:52 PM »

uh... this is amazing. Like A LOT!
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