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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! 😀

I still can’t believe it but I finally managed to finish the first border. *happydance*
While I was working at the embroidery the long lines of the border felt like they would never end. Long time I really thought that I would never finish this first frame but well, as you can see, miracles happen… 😉

After finishing the yellow border I found myself in a very good mood. Therefore I celebrated it by adding the last part of the dragon – his tail. You might wonder about the light yellow and white which I used for the dragons tail. Well, I have chosen this colors because the second border will be embroidered in a nice striking blue color. I think this nice light colors will really stand out against this rather dark blue border. 😀

…and another close up picture of my new Split Stitch progress for you:

At the picture above you can see a detailed photo of the new part of the dragons tail which I just finished.

…and underneath you can find a detailed photo of the bottom of the cloak:

After writing the last posting I thought you would enjoy a more detailed photo of the border of the cloak. This photo shows you the filling of the “fabric background” sections. I mean the tiny sections at the bottom of the cloak which are filled with light blue now. The small sections about which I already wrote in my last postings. 🙂

…and now to the last part of the embroidery – the outer border! Endspurt! *wooohooo* 😀

Best regards Racaire

PS.: If you would like to read more about the period 12th century inspiration for the design, embroidery technique,… then please read my first posting about this project:
12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon