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Dragon: Wind

I started covering the couched lines with blue twisted silk. Between the double strands, the twisting, and the underlayer, the lines pop off the fabric. I also started a new Dick Francis novel: Driving Force. Our hero has a fleet … Continue reading

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Dragon Scales: Part 4

  Another dragon segment done! I took two photos to show how the light changes with different angles. These scales were stitched to the audiobook Banker, by Dick Francis. Anyone else a fan of Dick Francis? It sure makes stitching … Continue reading

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Dragon: Front segment complete

There it is! The whole front section of the dragon is done! Well, except for the pupils of the eyes. I’d better get on that before I forget entirely. I took another closeup of the head because the whiskers are … Continue reading

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Dragon belly and swords

Progress report: I picked out gold silks for the belly instead of suggested candy-can striping. I think it’s a good compromise between not out-sparkling the horns while still standing out against the scales. I worked up another patch of waves. … Continue reading

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Summer Seashells II

Today is part 2 of guest posting from my mom, Laura, about her new original work Summer Seashells!!! Finito, finished and done. This project occupied the major portion of time for a couple of years.  I did a majority of the … Continue reading

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Summer Seashells I

Today I am excited to present a guest post from my mom, Laura, about her creative process for her original piece, Summer Seashells. Next week, y’all will get to see the finished piece! I love the beach, I adore long sandy … Continue reading

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Dragon fire

Remember how I twisted up special extra-thick textured threads for the dragon flames? Here they are! These are near the limit of stitchable threads though. I had to take very short lengths at a time or the thread started unravelling … Continue reading

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Painting vacation

This post is late due to a serious case of Being On Vacation In Japan. It was absolutely fabulous! I took my watercolors and painted my way around Kyoto. The goal was three a day 🙂  I am happy to … Continue reading

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Dragon Scales: Part 3

I finished the scales and spikes on the first segment! Plus I added some details, like the red around the snaggle tooth. This dragon only has one tooth – he stabs you once and then gums you to death. There’s now … Continue reading

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Dragon Scales: Part 2

I am plugging away on the scales and spikes. The play of the light between the various silk colors and the metallic threads is really flashy. All the under stitching and padding gives the edges a raised effect, so the … Continue reading

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