Spring Dragon


Another WIP to show off. This is Spring Dragon, by Patricia Allison (image links to larger pic). I bought this design in October 2003, not long after my birthday. I hadn’t really discovered online fabric sources at that stage, and fabric options in Australia are much more limited. Finally, I found a nice piece of Quaker cloth (now my favourite fabric) in Rue Green which looked right, and started stitching on December 11th. I stitched most of what you see here in a few weeks (there is actually a little more done than this). Then I stopped.

I don’t know why exactly, and I certainly don’t count this as a UFO. I think what happened is I grew tired of never having anything finished, and decided to spend 2004 finishing small items (mostly Christmas ornaments). Since then, I’ve also managed to start a bunch of other large designs, and somehow, Spring Dragon always gets pushed to the end of the line. Could be something to do with that high lustre blending filament – yuck! My love for this design was recently rekindled, when I found Patricia Allison’s blog, where she is documenting the transformation of this design into a detailed drawing. Just beautiful :love: So expect to see some more progress on this once this semester’s exams are over (June 20, la la la!)

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