Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Celtic Wolf - WIP post 24

Yesterday you *finally* got to see a photo of Wolf without the hoop and rolled up excess fabric in the way. I was planning to finish the braiding in the neck but I changed my mind and decided to see how big he really is, so I started at the bottom with the scroll and worked my way up the almost endless line of black. At one point I really felt I was getting nowhere with it. However I did finally manage to complete the black outlines of the neck - just have the outlines of the braiding left to do!
And here is Wolf with all of the size defining outlines done - this is the full size he will get and I'm sure that if I tell you that the section that ends in the scroll would take 4384 stitches to cover (and 1 1/2 skeins of thread) you would understand why I chose to cover it with beads instead :) Just 276 black stitches left and I can start the filling in of the last sections before beading starts. I can almost smell the end of this project!

For those wondering what size he is: He's 11 3/16" x 8 1/8" /  28.42 cm x 20.64 cm

Stitches done: 625
Total stitches:  10952
Total backstitches: 42.76 inches
Stitches left: 1868

See you tomorrow!

6 comments:

  1. The scrolls looks great, it's good to see all of the outlines now!

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  2. I am going to have to find new words for magnificent, stunning and absolutely gorgeous!

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    1. :D :D

      Perhaps a medieval dictionary might help - they have lots of words we don't use any more :)

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  3. Well done with your progress!

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