A Stumpwork Dragon to Make

Feb 8, 2013
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Celeste Chalasani

Au Ver a Soie Soie Gobelin, twisted filament silk thread, 55 yards (50.3 m)/spool, 1 spool each of #4532 Beige and #4534 Medium Beige
Au Ver a Soie Soie d'Alger, 100% silk thread, 5½ yards (5.0 m)/skein, 1 skein each of Blanc and #4524 Ruine
Bijoux Metallic, fine-weight metallic thread, 55 yards (50.3 m)/spool, 1 spool of #425 Pyrite
Kreinik Blending Filament, 55 yards (50.3 m)/spool, 1 spool of #32 Pearl
DMC Embroidery Floss, 100% 6-strand cotton thread, 8¾ yards (8.0 m)/skein, 1 skein each of #315 Ecru, #938 Coffee Brown, and #3864 Mocha Beige
Silk shantung fabric, 1 piece Cream or Ivory 8 × 10 inches (20.3 × 25.4 cm)
Silk dupioni fabric, 1 piece White 6 × 6 inches (15.2 × 15.2 cm)
Muslin fabric, 1 piece 8 × 10 inches (20.3 × 25.4 cm)
Felt, 1 piece White 9 × 9 inches (22.9 × 22.9 cm)
Sulky Rayon Thread, 40-weight thread, 1 spool in color to match tea-dyed silk dupioni fabric
John James Needles, size 8 or 10 sharps or embroidery, 2 size 28 tapestry, and 2 size 16 chenille
Millenium frame, slate frame, or stretcher bars; adjust the size of the ground fabric and muslin to fit frame size
Embroidery hoop, 4 inches (10.2 cm) in diameter
Freezer paper
Tea, for dyeing
Wire, 28 gauge, unwrapped
Wire cutters
Masking tape
Magnification and needle minder, optional but recommended

Finished size of dragon: About 4¾ inches (12 cm) from lower jaw to tip of tail and 3¼ inches (8 cm) from toes on back leg to widest part of body; wing, 23/16 inches (6 cm)


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