Saturday, 29 December 2018

New Start - Tribal Dragon - 10 hours

Hi all!

I knew I was getting this kit for Christmas and also knew I wanted to start it Christmas Day. But little did I think that I'd make such rapid progress that I could post my first 10 hour report before New Year!

This project is Tribal Dragon by Anne Stokes, charted by Thread Geeks. The kit was supplied with 18ct white aida and copious amounts of black thread so those were swapped out straight away for 16ct black aida. The black has taken a bit of getting used to but is not so bad now that I'm into the swing of it. I know I could have used a hand-dyed or paler fabric, but it just wouldn't have had the same visual impact as yellows on black.

Here's how the project will eventually look:

And my progress so far:

Tribal Dragon by Thread Geeks
Stitched on 16ct Black aida 2 over 1
Stitch count - 144 wide by 180 high
Started - 25th December 2018

I admit I've been stitching the easy bits first but now I'm into the interior and the dreaded confetti things will start slowing down (although with only 19 colours I know the confetti won't be too bad). I'll carry on with this project until the end of the year, after which it will join my other projects for stitching on in 2019.

Take care,
Rachel x


Claudette497 said...

It looks amazing already - this will be a striking piece!

Linda said...

Love your new start Rachel. You have made good progress.


Unknown said...

Love your new dragon, looks great on black. You going to tell us what you plan to stitch in 2019 or is it going to be a wait and see? Happy new year and happy stitching!!!

Katie said...

Great new start and beautiful progress!!

Cathy said...

Love that dragon. Black and yellows/oranges are definitely a better choice than black on white. It really looks like it's on fire.

Faith... said...

You are off to a great start and it really looks good on that black fabric!

Hope you and the family have a Happy New Year!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

This is gorgeous and made to be stitched on black, you'd never have got the coverage on white.
I do love a dragon!