Monday, 29 June 2015

Celtic Wolf - Finally complete!

Yesterday before I started stitching Wolf looked like this. I thought I still had 256 stitches left but apparently I had miscalculated somewhere as it turned out that I did in fact do 341. He is now finally finished - backstitches and all! It's been quite the journey as the regular readers have been able to see, though the tag "Celtic Wolf" will lead you to all the posts on the subject. You are of course dying to see him in all his glory, so without further ado: Meet Celtic Wolf!
As you can see the red squares did not stay bare and were all given backstitching and straight stitched details, I made sure to weave the threads so that you can't tell where the thread started with the longer stitches.
Here you can see some detailed shots of Wolf - His eye, the scroll and some other area's I thought you might like to have a closer look at.

Size: 11" x 8"  -  150 x 207 stitches
Fabric: 18ct hand dyed with Dylon velvet black dye.
Threads: 16 colours of DMC & DMC light effects and 5 colours of Kreinik Very Fine Braid (#4) and Blending filament.
Pattern: My own pattern using a vector art created by Lupas-Deva who kindly allowed me to use it.
Total stitches: 17618
Total backstitches: 88.53 inches

16 comments:

  1. Congrats on the outstanding finish. He is beautiful.

    Linda

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  2. He is just the prettiest thing, congrats on the finish, Also cannot wait to see July's ornament since it's my birthstone this time.

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    1. Thank you! You will love it as it has LOTS of back stitching - 24,48 inches of it! Not sure if that's the most ever but it's close. :D

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    2. The sneak peak looked wonderful, and all that backstitching Squeeeee

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    3. So glad you like it! :D I have added some more back stitches since then - realised what was "missing" and have fixed it :D

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  3. Oooooh, aaaaaah, wolf is looking so very impressive! All that sparkle, all the colours - so lovely! Was it really only 4 colours of Kreinik? Unbelievable how you got that effect with just 20 colours total!

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    1. Thank you! :D Yes really only 4 colours of Kreinik, wish it had bee more, it's so much nicer to stitch with than DMC metallics! I have to admit I was surprised I used so few colours but going through the list i can point exactly where I used what and I don't have any area's I left out.

      Oh.. wait.. I forgot the Coptic copper! eek!

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  4. Beautiful finish! I love the different stitch patterns you used.

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  5. This is amazing! Just so incredibly amazing!

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  6. Congrats on the awesome finish! I not only disappeared from blogging, but from reading blogs, and I'm super happy to see this guy finished at the top of my blog feed!

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    1. Thank you! Sometimes a break from blogs is a good thing, I'm glad you are back now :)

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