I finally finished my new 12th century “Saint Michael and the Dragon” banner!

2016-05 - Racaire - 12th century Michael and the Dragon banner - hand embroidery - split stitch - SCAIn my previous posting “Working at my 12th century “Saint Michael and the Dragon” banner I already showed you the very first steps needed to turn my finished 12th century inspired “Saint Michael and the Dragon” into a small banner for my living room.

My last posting included information about how I chose the fabric and where I found the inspiration for the final shape for my banner project. Furthermore I also wrote about how I attached the embroidery to the surface and how I prepared the final shape of the banner…

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Working at my 12th century “Saint Michael and the Dragon” banner

Racaire - 2014 - Michael and the dragon - 12th century embroidery - hand embroidery - SCASome embroidery projects take more time than others until they finally get finished and my 12th century inspired “Saint Michael and the Dragon” embroidery was such an embroidery project.

I already finished the 12th century inspired “Saint Michael and the Dragon” embroidery in the summer of 2014. Though I really liked the finished embroidery, it laid dormant in one of my project boxes ever since…
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12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon – embroidery finished! :)

Racaire 2014 - 12th century embroidery - hand embroidery - Saint Michael and the Dragon - embroidery finishedToday I have great news for you – my “12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon” is finished! This embroidery took an endless amount of working hours and embroidery stitches but I didn’t give up! 😀

As you might have noticed, I already enjoyed the “Endspurt” phase of this embroidery tremendously. It really helped me to keep on working at all this endless lines of tiny stitches. And during the last night I was finally able to make the last stitches. I tell you, that was a really awesome feeling.

….and here two pictures of my finished “12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon” embroidery for you – enjoy! 😀

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12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon – sneak peek.26 – Endspurt!

12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon – sneak peek.23 - first (yellow) border finishedEndspurt! …and again new progress concerning my “12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon” embroidery project. 😀

The many hours which I recently worked at this embroidery project seem to finally pay off. After yesterdays posting I continued my work at the blue border. And now, after another 8 very busy hours filled with embroidery, I am very happy to tell that I just finished the blue border.

…and here a new photo of my recent embroidery progress for you – enjoy! 😀

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12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon – sneak peek.25 – Endspurt!

12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon – sneak peek.23 - first (yellow) border finishedAnd again new progress concerning my “12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon” embroidery project. 😀

*Wooohooo* Endspurt! Yeah, I am diligently working at the last embroidered border of my medieval embroidery project and I can already imagine the end of my project… *happydance* 🙂

…and here a new photo of my recent embroidery progress for you – enjoy! 😀

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12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon – sneak peek.24 – Endspurt!

12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon – sneak peek.23 - first (yellow) border finishedAnd again new progress concerning my “12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon” embroidery. 😀

*Wow* Filling the second blue border with this medieval embroidery technique takes nearly forever but I am definitely not giving up.

Despite all this never ending rows of small stitches and the awfully slow progress, I already made good progress on this last part of the embroidery. I am very confident of being able to finish this border and furthermore this embroidery project during the next days. 🙂

…and here two pictures of the recent progress of my medieval embroidery project for you. The blue border is the result of several very busy embroidery evenings – enjoy! 😀

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12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon – sneak peek.23 – first (yellow) border finished

12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon – sneak peek.23 - first (yellow) border finishedIt took many long hours but I just completed another important part of my embroidery. Yes, I finally finished the work at the first border of my “12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon” embroidery. 😀

As you can see on the picture underneath, a yellow border gently enframes my archangel Saint Michael now.

Not only that, I also managed to finish the last part of the dragon. I added the last missing part of the dragons tail and completed the dragon. 🙂

…and here the picture with the recent progress of my medieval embroidery project for you – enjoy! 😀

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12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon – sneak peek.22 – after more than 100 working hours…

12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon – sneak peek.22 - after more than 100 working hours...After more than 100 working hours I finally managed to finish the first major part of my “12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon” project. 😀

It took many hours and an endless amount of tiny stitches but I just finished the main green background section of my embroidery.

I am very pleased with the intermediate result of my embroidery project. Now I am very eager to finish my 12th century embroidery project. I really can’t wait to see the final result of my version of St. Michael and the Dragon. 🙂

…and here the picture of my new progress for you – enjoy! 😀

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12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon – sneak peek.21 – Saint Michaels hand & sleeve finished :)

12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon – sneak peek.20 – Saint Michaels cloak finished :)Again new progress concerning my “12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon“. 😀

Wooohooo! I am very happy to tell that I just finished the embroidery of Saint Michaels hand and sleeve. *happydance*

It feels so great that my handsome 12th century archangel – St Michael – is nearly finished now. I just have to fill some very small sections but they won’t make a big difference concerning the whole appearance… Such a pretty looking archangel… 🙂

…and here the picture of my new progress for you – enjoy! 😀

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12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon – sneak peek.20 – Saint Michaels cloak finished :)

12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon – sneak peek.20 – Saint Michaels cloak finished :)…and again new progress concerning my “12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon” project for you. 😀

Yesterday I showed you my first progress concerning Saint Michaels cloak and today I proudly present to you Saint Michaels finished red cloak.

I feel very released. His cloak looks much better than I thought it would look like. He looks so handsome and cute wearing his striking red cloak, doesn’t he? 🙂

…and here the picture of my new progress for you – enjoy! 😀

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