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jemimah
« 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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zaluly
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2011 05:08:57 PM »

Amazing..your stitiching blows me away
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Larissa-Rasputin
« 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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