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« on: April 17, 2011 05:00:56 PM »

This was stitched for the lovely luckdragon in the recent IYP swap. luckdragon is an awesome swap partner! (you might have seen the gorgeous fishies she stitched for me on this board Smiley)

I was wondering what to stitch for her, and of course, it had to be a dragon! While there are many fabulous dragon patterns and pictures out there, I hadn't seen a stumpwork dragon anywhere, and I really wanted to work in 3D. So I came up with this one from scratch.

The wing is sitting fairly flat in this picture, before posting, but it's wired and poseable.


A closer view of his face.


And here he is, fierce but happy, in his new home on luckdragon's wall. Smiley


He is stitched with silk applique on a cotton background fabric, in Soie d'Alger silk thread, wired and padded, various stitches (just ask if you want to identify any particular stitch). He was a challenge to create, but I had a lot of fun making him - and best of all I think luckdragon rather likes him too! Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2011 05:08:57 PM »

Amazing..your stitiching blows me away
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2011 05:10:07 PM »

That is AWESOME!  <3 it!  The dragon looks gorgeous and I love the wing coming out of the frame.
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2011 05:28:40 PM »

Um, .... (jaw wide open)... wow!
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2011 05:38:36 PM »

Holy cow, that is amazing! How did you get to be so awesome?
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2011 06:34:39 AM »

this is so freaking awesome!!! the fabric and stitching is all so beautiful!!
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2011 11:02:23 AM »

Beautiful!  A very elegant dragon!
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2011 09:17:53 PM »

I. SERIOUSLY. LOVE. THIS!!!!!!

So me! So, when are you sending it to me? LOL!
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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2011 11:27:43 AM »

That is amazing!
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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2011 02:25:02 AM »

That is amazing, I love the head
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« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2011 09:37:12 AM »

I love stumpwork, and your design is so clever. Just gorgeous.
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« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2011 01:41:53 PM »

Jemimah, you never cease to amaze me.  This is wonderful.  I love the color and sheen of it.  Luckdragon is a lucky gal and a worthy recipient of such a cool piece.
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« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2011 01:51:07 PM »

I was super thrilled when it arrived and it is in a place where I can look at it every day!  It's even more gorgeous in person!!!
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« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2011 07:11:04 PM »

Wow, amazing work, awesome dragon!
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« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2011 08:31:37 PM »

WOW your work is awesome! and its so well detailed!
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« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2011 02:47:55 PM »

One word- wow!
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« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2011 07:13:21 PM »

Wow, what an awesome design! All the little details are just right, and I love the way you've worked the 3-D effect.
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« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2011 04:22:03 AM »

Yes, the stitching is amazing and the piece is beautiful but what does it for me, personally, is the little hand. The wing is AWESOME and its in your face in a good way but that little hand gives it a personality and a whimsy.

truly blown away!
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« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2011 01:26:34 PM »

Really cool.  I love the color you chose!
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« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2011 07:48:22 AM »

Wow, this is so awesome: the color, the eyes, the stitching, and of course, the actual technique involved is incredible! Luckdragon is so lucky!
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« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2011 04:51:40 PM »

love the fabric choice and love his sweet face. the whole head is amazingly shaped and stitched.
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