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The Enchanter

Release date: December, 1997


Stitch count: 230H x 164W
Model stitched on: 28 count pearl gray Quaker cloth from Zweigart®
Model size: 16.5" x 11.75"

Chart: computer generated
Leaflet: not available
Kit: not available
Downloadable chart: not available

©Leisure Arts, Inc. P.O. Box 55595, Little Rock, AR 72215

Description: A young enchanter, dressed in robe and cloak, is seated on a tall wrought iron stool in his paraphrenalia-filled workroom. He speaks an incantation, raises his arms, and conjures the sparkling illusion of a fire-breathing dragon-bird perched on a vine-entwined fruit tree sprouting from the carpet-covered floor. A filigree border of architectural motifs and leafy vines accented with metallic cord and beads surrounds this richly detailed scene.

Background Information: This piece was designed in response to numerous requests for a "wizard". Since I am an avid reader of fantasy, inspiration for this project was certainly not lacking! The challenge, of course, was to come up with something original: ideally something that was a synthesis of my favorite impressions from all that I'd read and/or seen. I chose to show a young wizard (mage), perhaps an apprentice, studying and practicing his art. Exactly why I decided to show this aspect instead of a grander portrait of a wizard in full regalia doing something appropriately fantastical I'm not sure. Perhaps it's because I feel the process of "becoming" (growing in knowledge) is a journey that never truly ends....

Stitching Comments: Enchanter is a challenging piece: large, color-complex, and very detailed, it will require a sizeable investment in materials, organization and time. If you are a fantasy lover, and love a challenge, you should find stitching Enchanter a rewarding experience.

Specialty Stitches: none

Important Tips: See: Charting Technique, Large Designs, Organizing Floss, Miscellaneous Tips

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