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Mythical Dragon Cross Stitch by DRAGONSEEKER789 Mythical Dragon Cross Stitch by DRAGONSEEKER789
This is the first cross stitch that I did. It is called “Mythical Dragon” by a company called Janlynn. I didn’t know it at the time but it is an advanced cross stitch. You are supposed to start with an easy one and progress onto the harder ones. DOH!!! Not jump right in with a difficult one. (I know that now!!) It took me years to finish. Literally!!! I would pick it up and do half a dozen or so stitches and then put it away again. Then I could see the arch of a wing and I was hooked. It hangs in my bedroom and I still think ‘Wow. I did that!!’
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skyrahwriter16 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
do you still have the pattern
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DRAGONSEEKER789 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Ohh....... I didn't think I'd not been here since November!! Blush  This was the first cross stitch I did. I used a pencil to cross out the stitches as I did them. Now I get a photo copy and use that to mark off the stitches. I think the pattern was falling apart by the time I'd finished it. 
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skyrahwriter16 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
so you don't have it still?
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DRAGONSEEKER789 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Not in any usable form I'm afraid. I think you can get just the pattern. It's from Janlynn, They do a kit and I think just the pattern.
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skyrahwriter16 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
do they have a website?
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DRAGONSEEKER789 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
Hi. Sorry I haven't replied sooner. Try Jaylynn.com and put dragon in the search box. It will show you the dragon.
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skyrahwriter16 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
....tried and didn't work...oh well
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skyrahwriter16 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
thanks
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DRAGONSEEKER789 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
Try www.janlynn.com or put mystical dragon into eBay or Amazon.
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sid348 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
love this
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DRAGONSEEKER789 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
So sorry not to have answered you before now. RL is hard some times. I'm happy that you liked my Dragon. He's actually on show in our local library at the moment.
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sid348 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
I would like to get back into cross stitching.  Just need to get my homeless stuff straightened out first.
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crystalixtigris Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Very nice job! I too have that kit waiting in a box for me to give it a try lol. But I went with the easier kits first was afraid of mucking up such a beautiful dragon. But I've had some practice now so the next kit might just be the mythical dragon. Wish me luck!
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DRAGONSEEKER789 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
It was difficult to do at the beginning, but once I saw the curve of a wing, I just wanted to see more. I must start to do it again. I have a half-finished wedding sampler for my cousin and as I have a new great niece I need to get that done as well. Good luck and, if you know this, sorry. I found that if I had either a white or yellow cloth on my knee, I could see the holes better. Hope you’ll show it when you’ve finished it.
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VivaAmerica Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Augh! That looks so cool yet so complicated! I'm only a fledgling cross stitcher myself but I really want to do it! ...And I'm afraid I'll botch it up royally. :iconsweatdropplz:
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DRAGONSEEKER789 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you. Real life has been quite challenging this last year, I’m glad it’s ended. I’ve not really been able to do any cross stitch, the will had just vanished. I’m doing a wedding sampler for my second cousin, she’s been married a year! A friend got married last week, I’d finished her sampler, it just needed the date adding on.  I’m going away next week and I’ll try to get some more done.
Don’t worry, this was actually the first cross stitch I did. I didn’t read the instructions properly, it said was for experienced stitches, by the time I’d finished it, I was an experienced snitcher!! XD Have you done any cross stitch? You can get nice simple ones to start off with.  If you can get a frame like this.
www.craftframes.fsnet.co.uk/frames.html
They are so much better than a hoop. I do worry that people won’t like the pitcher I’ve done for them, but up to now everyone has been delighted. The best thing is, even if you’ve made a small mistake, no one will notice it!! Please let me know how you go on.
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18Saya Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
do you still have the pattern? think you could scan and share?
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DRAGONSEEKER789 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Hi there.
I'm sorry but I don't have it. It was the first patten I'd ever done. I learnt that you don't mark off the chart as you have difficulty seeing where the back stitches are. Since then I've always photocopied the original and used the copy to scribble the squares off. I'm sure you could pick up the pattern from ebay?
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18Saya Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
aah alright thank you ^^
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DRAGONSEEKER789 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
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Gilgs Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is awesome :) i have the pattern too and it also took me about 4 years to complete. Stitching on black aida is a near impossible task. you can only do it in enough light and it does your head in if you spend more than half an hour at a time. Congrats on completing that as you first one. Everything else would be easy in comparison.
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DRAGONSEEKER789 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
I know what you mean with the black aida. I found having either a white or yellow cloth on my knee helped. Some things still make me unsure if I can do them. I did a birth sampler for my great niece and it had Japan ribbon stitch.......It was easier than it looked. You stitched a five armed star and then threaded the ribbon through the arms and it looks like a flower. I'm just sorry I didn't take photos of all my samplers before I gave them away.
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MystiParker Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Love this! Where did you get the pattern?
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DRAGONSEEKER789 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
It's a Janlynn pattern/kit. [link]
It was the first kit I tried to do. I didn't read the instructions fully, it said the kit was for advanced stitcher's only. By the time I'd finished, I was an advanced stitcher!! :D The local library held an art exhibition, it was for any visual arts so I took this and the Tutankhamen cross stitch (that's on my page as well) People were amazed that they were stitched.
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MystiParker Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Thanks for the link! Once I finish the one I started, I might give this one a go. Though I am a bit rusty :)
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DRAGONSEEKER789 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
It has a blending filament that sparkles, I still have some left and I've used it on other things to make them shine. The birth sampler for my youngest great nephew has a lamp being carried, I put the filament in with the yellow silk. It's not easy to see on the picture but it does sparkle.
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Emari-chan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Wow, this is your first-ever? DANG. I had a unicorn cross-stitch that I started, but then we moved and all the pieces got lost. I love this though, really impressive!
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DRAGONSEEKER789 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
When I read it properly, it did say for advanced stitches, by the time I'd finished it, I was!! :giggle: You did? What a pity. I'm glad you like my Dragon, I recently entered him in an exhibition of pictorial art at my local library, it didn't have prizes but I was the only one who entered a cross stitch, some people didn't believe it was stitched until they looked closely.
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tymki Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
I bet you made a lot of mistakes since it's your first one, but I can't see any from here. That's brilliant work for a first cross stitch though! My first one was a little giraffe and the second one was a Christmas tree, which we still have as a Christmas decoration! At the moment I'm thinking that I'm at an intermediate level but oh my gosh, looking through deviantart at all the ones that people have done... like this one? I feel pretty inferior, but who knows? I'll stick up photos of some which I've done so that people can look.
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DRAGONSEEKER789 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
didn't know about always doing your cross stitch in the same direction, I do now though!! I'm in awe of people who use evenweave, I just couldn't do it. They sound loverly. I'd love to see them.
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tymki Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Evenweave? Oh is that where all the holes are tiny and it looks almost like normal fabric? Because the piece that I'm working on at the moment actually uses that. 28 count and everything. It's pretty difficult at first but what I do is I just have four evenweave squares equaling one cross stitch square. You get used to it pretty quickly. But you still seem a lot better than me. XD
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DRAGONSEEKER789 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
es, that's the one!! I took one look at it and my eyes crossed!! :D I've found that it's easier to photocopy the chart and blow if up slightly, that way it's easier to see what you're doing. I've found that each one you do you learn a little more. I did a birth sampler for my great-niece, when I read the instructions it said to use Japanese Ribbon Stitch......Panic!! But once I tried to do it, it was easy. I'd still like to see any you've done, I'm sure they'd be lovely.
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tymki Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
I'm in the middle of doing this one for my friend Emma before I go off to University in September, and I've fallen in love with the design of it! On the fabric, it looks even more lovely than on the design. I think I can link it to you...
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scroll down to the second image. I'll be doing the hope one next for my friend's birthday and then I'll do believe for my other friend and then the imagine one's for me. XD
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DRAGONSEEKER789 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
They look absolutely lovely!! What a beautiful gift for your friends. It’s nice to give a gift that you’ve done yourself; especially if it’s something no one else would get them. You’re off to University in September? Guess you’ll be very busy settling in? I hope it all goes well for you.
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tymki Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Yeah, I hope so too. I've finished that one now and the Hope one's looking really good, but I've stopped it to work some more on my coursework.
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DRAGONSEEKER789 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
I had some blending filament left from my Dragon, I use that to high light things, in the birth sampler I have on my page I added it to the yellow of the lanten light so that it shines, you can't see it on the photo though.
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683-Spyda Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
WoW i love the scroll work, and the shading is wonderful
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DRAGONSEEKER789 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Thanks for the fav, I'm so glad you like my Dragon. He was the first I did, looking at it now I can see all the mistakes I made. I didn't know it was for advances stitchers when I started it, but I was one by the time I'd finished it!! :D
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snugglebum2 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
that's so nice, and they last a life time
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DRAGONSEEKER789 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Thank you, you're very kind. They do, I've done quite a few wedding and birth samplers, it's a unique gife for someone to keep. :hug:
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SoulcrackeD Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
this dragon was in my bucket list :) it's very beautiful! and good framing!
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DRAGONSEEKER789 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
I still sometimes look at it and can't believe I did it. It was the first cross stitch I ever did, I didn't realise it was for advanced stitchers but by the time I'd finished it I was an advanced stitcher!! :D I'm glad you like it.
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jmw489 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Oh I love this! I actually have this kit and was going to start working on it this winter. Haven't gotten around to it quite yet, but now I am glad to see a finished piece. I'll be making a few adjustments to the coloring on mine, but still glad to see a sample of how it will look normally!
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DRAGONSEEKER789 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
I still look at this and can't really believe that I did it!! One tip? As the aida is black, I found it easier to have a white or yellow cloth on my knee as I stitched, it was easier to see the holes. Good luck and I hope to see your Dragon on the site some day soon. :hug:
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bittykitty Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! I bought a small kit to start out and that's taken me about 3 weeks. Granted I have a 15 month old who preferrs to be interacted with than play on his own...
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DRAGONSEEKER789 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Thanks for the fav and it's very kind of you to say so. It's actually the first cross stitch I ever did, I didn't know it was for advanced stitches..... By the time I'd finished it I was!! :D I've done quite a few birth samplers for the little ones in the family, it's a lovely gift to give them. Aww...... 15 months old? Children are so inquisitive at that age, everything is new and exciting for them. Just wait till he wants to help you stitch!! My youngest nephew loved to sit on my knee and I'd let him pull the needle through the fabric, he's grown out of it now, he's 13. :hug:
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bittykitty Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, that's so cute =^-^=

That's one way to become advanced. I did see some more advanced kits, but it was price that made me try the smaller ones. Bub's mean tight budgets.
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DRAGONSEEKER789 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Guess they do?? I've got some of e-bay. I saw a beautiful one called the Scarlet Wizard at a show, it was £49.00. I saw the same one on e bay, the bidding went up and I'd promised myself I wouldn't go over £25.00. I think my last bid was £24.99! Didn't win but a few days after I got an e-mail from the seller, they had more than one to sell, did I want one for £24.99? Yes please!! It's now with the others waiting to be done........Sometime!! :lol:
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bittykitty Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats cool. I got a kit from etsy and alot of patterns from stitchers on DA. I really should get on with those.
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DRAGONSEEKER789 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Sorry I haven't replied, life went a bit pear shaped! I hope you're well and stiching?
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