Embarr

Model:

  • Fabric = 28 count Cashel in Crystal Dawn by Picture This

  • Pattern size = 12“ x 10.5“ (14 ct.)

  • Stitch count = 163 x 147

  • Stitched 2 over 2

Threads:

  • Weeks Dye Works

  • Kreinik very fine braid (#4)

About the design:

This design started out as an alternate for 'Stardust' because I thought it was a bit static. However, most other people seemed to like 'Stardust' as it is. So, rather than waste this nebular design, I decided to turn it into something other than a dragon.

I grew up loving horses (not that I've ever gotten over it) and it seemed that the next best thing to a dragon would have to be a winged horse. The name I’ve given this particular one is an alternate spelling for the name of a horse belonging to a Sidhe king in Irish mythology. The horse in this legend did not have wings, but was able to run across water.

A nebula is an enormous glowing cloud of dust, hydrogen, and plasma from which stars form. The brightest areas are where stars are coalescing. Beautiful photographs of nebulae can be found at the 'Astronomy Picture of the Day' website (apod.nasa.gov). Unfortunately, the lovely colors are false and depend on the type of film being used (like infrared or ultraviolet).

Released in 2007