Dragon Tile Scene - Anita Goodesign Embroidery Collection (18 Designs)
Recently, Anita Goodesign hosted an online survey and one of the questions we asked was" If you could
choose the next theme for a new collection, what would it be?" There were thousands of different requests,
but one that kept popping up was "realistic dragons". So, when we were discussing new ideas for upcoming
releases at a company meeting it turns out that our newest artist loves dragons and immediately threw herself
into this project. She created a fantastic painting of a dragon flying over a mountainous valley at night
and needless to say, we were all quite impressed with her effort! Linda and I decided on batik fabrics for
the project because they made a beautiful background sky effect with the mottled and tie-dyed colorations of
grey and black. Then it came time to do the digitizing. I decided to stipple the whole background with three
different layers of thread. This creates stability for the fabric as well as a great shimmering sky when
using metallic thread. When digitizing the dragon, I began with a base fabric applique. This keeps the stitch
count down and gives the dragon a deep, saturated color base. Now, all of the additional hand done layers of
colors for shading and scales will really pop! I used another piece of stone colored batik as applique base
for the mountain and even more hand worked, free form stitches to texturize it with layers of color. The end
result of all this work is stunning! It is not often that I get to create a really awesome piece of embroidery
art! You will surely feel the same when you embroider it for yourself! This is a six block tile scene that
comes in three file sizes; a small size for the 6"x10" hoop, a medium size for the 7"x12" hoop and a large
size for the 8"x12" hoop. This is also the first tile scene we have created that includes an embroidered
border to frame the finished design. The border consists of ten different segments to surround the dragon
as a framed work of art. We did it tone on tone to simulate a carved effect when viewed from a distance.
The border designs each have an outline/framing stitch so they are easy to piece together. We even included
the framing stitches for the mitered corners!
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