(formerly TW Designworks)
date: May 2009
Stitch count: 144H
PO Box 176, Montoursville, PA 17754. All rights reserved.
Description: A dramatic vertical design of sparkly turquoise dragons chasing each other amisdt roses that are climbing through gothic stone tracery. The dark blue background fabric adds an interesting counterpoint to the playful little dragons.
Background Information: This unusual design is an adaptation of one of my pen and ink drawings called "Hide and Seek". I'm fascinated by gothic architecture, and especially by its stone tracery elements. I also enjoy the juxtaposition of organic and inorganic: natural forms contrasted with those that are man-made. While I chose to stitch the design on a specialty-dyed dark purple-blue fabric, it could also be stitched on any darker fabric color. I can't wait to see what stitchers choose to use! (Please send me pictures! :-))
Stitching Comments: While this design is fairly small (as compared to many of mine!), it still has a ton of fractional stitches and backstitching. And though it contains only 38 floss colors, most are blended. The design also utilizes a bit of metallic fiber. I've included a separate backstitch chart for this design, and I recommend that it be stitched in the order directed to save yourself unnecessary stress! ;-)
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