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« on: April 29, 2014 06:08:06 PM »

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. Smiley



Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2014 06:17:05 PM »

That came out SOOO COOOL!!! I love the seed stitch with different colors, and the little spiral on the left. Nicely done! You should post it in the ongoing hoopla swap before the end of the month, I bet you'd win the ocean hoop contest. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2014 06:22:44 PM »

Wow that is amazing!  Great work!  I can't believe how many stitches are in there!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2014 06:31:26 PM »

Gorgeous
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2014 07:32:50 PM »

Oh wow. That is beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2014 07:53:12 PM »

I love it! what a fun way to do a sampler.  And great colours, creates a real feeling of the sea in colour and motion.
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2014 08:12:18 PM »

Whoa! When I saw the thumbnail I thought this was a drawing! I can hardly believe this was stitched. Great work.
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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2014 08:37:16 PM »

Wow! That is incredibly detailed and stunning.
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2014 08:51:21 PM »

Amazing! Live the interaction between the blue and the green.
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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2014 09:24:59 PM »

Stunning is the best word...also gorgeous, hypnotic, and rainbowlicious come to mind Grin...even though it is not all rainbow colors...it still comes to mind Grin
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