Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Evolution of a Dragon

I wanted to show you a picture of the dragon
 before I started work the dross of  thread over the body of the dragon.  
I loved working with such different patterns and using my threads to merry the sections together.

The claws on the dragon kinda look a little bit like the Chinese dragon to me.
I like "crossing" over  different periods of art and different cultures.
I am working on seed stitching the mountain.  
You can see the close up of the tail and body in this picture also.
I wanted to give the dragon a kind of chameleon effect as if he was effervescent.
It has been fun hand stitching and "changing" the look of these fabrics.

You can also see that I have finished the clouds and the sun edge.  

I hope this inspires you to make your own dragon cloth.
Hope I didn't scare you but I just wanted to share my evolved "view" of the dragon..


  1. Becky,

    Your dragon is fabulous and so detailed! Love all the fine stitching
    and the way you gathered the fabrics. He has a lot of personality.

  2. Becky, I loved the sequence of photos, I kept going back to the first one -- it is amazing how your stitching transformed the cloth. Makes me want to go grab my needle and thread and make magic!