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A Beast to Embroider

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13 July 2011

A Beast to Embroider

Firstly, me. I'm on some horrendously strong antibiotics atm, and due for 2 operations in 2 weeks. So please forgive me for being so quiet! I have LOTS of blogging to catch up on!

I found this creature on BibliOdyssey - a great source of images.
from the entry http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2011/07/monstrorum-historia.html -  



Woodcut illustrations from Aldrovandi's 'History of Monsters'

I think he'd be lovely to embroider, with some raised work, feather-type stitching in long and short stitch, a bit of gold used to make scales (or are they feathers on his head?). And it'd be fun choosing a historical technique to do his claws....

Or maybe take a Jacobean approach, and throw in a bit of metallic thread as well?

I think that he'd be lots of fun to embroider, in any case! If you check out BibliOdyssey, don't miss the guy with the big ears!

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11 Comments:

Blogger The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed that the operations help, e-Rose!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011  
Blogger tongfengdemao said...

He would indeed make a great embroidery. All I can think of now, though, is that he's beyond my ability to do well.

Hope your surgeries go well.

~Faith
http://airynothing.net/Blogs/index.php?blog=13

Wednesday, July 13, 2011  
Blogger Fanny said...

I hope the operations go well! And I sure hope to see this marvellous bird embroidered, I think it would look amazing!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011  
Blogger Queen of Dreams said...

That would look awesome embroidered. Awesome.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011  
Blogger Gina-B said...

He would indeed look fantastic!

Best of luck for a super-quick recovery from the ops.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011  
Anonymous meri said...

Ohhhh! Hope you have a quick recovery!!! Take care! xxx

Thursday, July 14, 2011  
Blogger Plays with Needles said...

Amazing design! Good luck with your surgeries Megan. I'll be thinking of you.

Thursday, July 14, 2011  
Anonymous Rachel said...

He'd look fabulous in fantastical colours to go with his fantastical form! Something to plan while recovering from your operations, perhaps?

Thursday, July 14, 2011  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

Thankyou everyone, for your good wishes :-)

Rachel,
I was thinking deep rich colours - from the jewel colours to a touch of coral. Very saturated colours. But that wipes out "Historical Jacobean" style (wrong colours) and moves it into Long and Short stitch/Satin stitch piece territory. Which would work fine.

I've got my lovely Bishop's Cope project to do, once I'm up to embroidering again! I'm really looking forward to it. I've ordered the Pearsall's Filoselle and Dupion from Pearsall's - couple of weeks ago.

Just have to finish off the SRE sunflower and the couching/body of Julie's butterfly (she doesn't even want me to lace it, thank the gods -= she's getting it professionally framed), but I DO have a yummy, approachable project in front of me. :-)

..... oh, and blog about the above two projects! I have all the step by step photos recorded on my drive.

Friday, July 15, 2011  
Blogger Kimberly Servello said...

He is quite majestic. He reminds me of the old French fighter-cock paintings.
Thanks for sharing.

Good Luck with your surgeries. I hope they help you!

Monday, July 18, 2011  
Blogger Montreat Designs said...

I have been looking for the right type of 'fish scales' type of thing to add to a peacock design I am trying to sketch.... This is the answer to my prayers!!! :).

Monday, July 25, 2011  

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