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Smaug by Janaquil Smaug by Janaquil
Smaug, completed January 2014 after roughly 600 hours. Image and design © Liz Heffner.

The intent was to capture some of the style and essence of Medieval manuscript illustration.

Stitch techniques: couched goldwork, split stitch, French knots, bead appliqué.

Materials: Japanese gold, gilt and silver passing threads, gilt spangles, gold metallic yarn, 100% silk (soie de Paris) and Swarovski 'pearls' on cotton broadcloth stabilised with canvas.

The inscription reads:

The dragon smote the mountainside in anger but did not find Bilbo and the dwarves.
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emma-hobbit Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredible! I thought it was a medieval style manuscript when I clicked on it but when I saw it was embroidery I was blown away! I love it!
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Janaquil Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's very kind of you, thank you! :D 
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Elaini-the-Mystic Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Congratulations on the third place of the contest of :icontolkien-voronwe:! You now have the Points. Cheerleader
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Janaquil Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!  Given the level of competition, I'm honored!
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Lady-Winterlace Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Absolutely gorgeous! It captures the style of an illumination very well, but even closer it is to the Arts and Crafts Movement, I think. :) Wonderful work.
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Janaquil Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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EEHills Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow.
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Janaquil Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Endaewen Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely stunning!
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Janaquil Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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