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« on: January 07, 2012 04:39:03 PM »

Hi everyone!
I made this for the Good Omens One Tiny Thing swap and my partner has received so I can post it here!



I titled it Temptation. For those of you who haven't read Good Omens (which I highly recommend!), this is the demon Crowley (here in his serpent form, Crawly) on a branch of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden, with the apple that he will later offer to Eve.

This is the most involved embroidery project I've ever done, and I had so much fun doing it. It's in a four inch hoop. It's my own illustration, based on some photos of snakes hanging out in trees. The snake is filled in with short little stitches. I used variegated green embroidery thread and tried to make the stitches look a little like scales. The tree branch is filled with longer stitches to try and make it look like bark. The apple is satin stitch.

It's all nicely finished on the back with a piece of red felt, but I don't have a picture of that. First time I've ever finished a hoop, though! That was fun, too.

Thanks for looking! Cheesy

Edited to add: I forgot to add a link to the blog post I made: http://emilymayhem.blogspot.com/2012/01/temptation.html
You can check out the in-progress pictures there, if you'd like. Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2012 05:06:46 PM »

This is gorgeous! I really love when people actually fill in the space in their embroidery. The patterning on the snake is really awesome too. Nice job! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2012 06:25:16 PM »

Very nice.
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2012 07:49:16 PM »

I am not a big fan of snakes BUT LLLLLLLOOOOOOOOVEEEEEE the color green and think you did a spectacular job on your stitch work that is really effective for scales and makes me "feel" the big snake they draped on my shoulders at a special for the kids at our local library. WOW  Shocked 
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