[HNW] stumpwork dragon

Susan Farmer sfarmer at goldsword.com
Wed Mar 5 16:56:59 PST 2008


On Wed, March 5, 2008 11:56 am, Allison263 at aol.com wrote:
>> http://www.bildindex.de/bilder/MI02343a08a.jpg
>>
> This is actually the Badge of the Order of the Dragon, a small color
> image of
> it can be seen in Staniland's "Embroiderers" book. It's worked in
> polychrome
> or nue and padded/raised, with the couching stitches accenting the
> shadows and
> contours of the padding that creates the dragon's body. And it's
> HUGE. I saw
> it as part of a museum exhibit a couple of years ago, and we
> estimated that it
> was about 20-24 inches across It's a really remarkable piece.
>

*blink*

That's *huge*!  I had no idea it was that big.  I'd figured 6-8" max!

Susan
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Susan Farmer
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Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Department of Science and Math
http://epee.goldsword.com/sfarmer/Trillium/index.html




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