Sunday, April 19, 2009

Assisi dragon

It's finished!! This is Assisi pushed in my own direction. Below you can see all the colours I used. I did not plan the stitching, the ideas came while working on it. I practiced a lot of different stitches: herringbone stitch, (half) chevron stitch, bullion knots, French knots, cast on stitch, buttonhole stitch, chain stitch and variations, Algerian eyes, fly stitch, cross stitch, Cretan stitch, bonnet stitch, woven and whipped wheels, Basque stitch, satin stitch, wheatear stitch, Portuguese stem stitch, (spiral) trellis stitch, arrowhead stitch, buttonhole bar stitch and drizzle stitches.
Added: I turned this embroidery into an ornament, just take a look here.

21 comments:

  1. Prachtig Annet! Ik heb je gevolgd en nu het klaar is ziet de draak, nee zijn omgeving, er fantastisch !! uit.
    Petje af!

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  2. Annet, het was vast een enorme klus, maar het resultaat is geweldig mooi geworden!

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  3. It really is beautiful. Are you going to frame it?

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  4. I just found you on Mr. X Stitch. This is absolutely gorgeous.

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  5. Just saw this on Mr X stitch. It is totally amazing. I am in awe of you talent and thanks for the write up of how you achieved this masterpiece. It makes it even more accesssible

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  6. This is fantastic!!! I really like the colors you choose. I would have never thought to use that design in that way. Keep up the marvelous stitching.

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  7. I love this - think I'll have to have a go at Assisi work as we are going there in a few weeks time! Love all the different stitches and textures - very inspirational! Thanks!!

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  8. This is a brilliant piece of work.

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  9. Wow ! I discover your embroidery thanks to Sharon, and I am really admiring ! It 's great !

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  10. Hi, this is really awesome! Do you have more information about the Assisi project?
    Thanks!

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  11. Wonderful stitching and texture - love the colour too!

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  12. I'm overwhelmed by all those lovely comments, thank you!

    MichelleMermaid: I used the info on Stitch Explorer, the link is in my sidebar.

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  13. Annet, this is absolutely stunning! What a gorgeous piece of art.

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    1. Thanks, Renee. I turned this embroidery into an ornament, you can see it here.

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  14. Fantastic design and execution, Annet. I still want to be like you when I grow up.

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    1. Thanks, Maureen. You are one of the embroiderers that inspired me to experiment!

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  15. In Sharon's interview you said that the best part of TAST is that we learn from each other. I fully agree as I have learned so much from you, and Maureen, among others, as well as got lots of inspiration.
    Thank you for always being so generous.

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