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Celtic Wolf by Magical525 Celtic Wolf by Magical525
Celtic Wolf happened because of the :iconstitchingpirates: Tribal and Totemic competition. I wanted to do a wolf and searched dA and found the Celtic Wolf vector art by Lupas-Deva Vector Celtic Wolf by Lupas-Deva which I immediately fell in love with. Luckily Lupas-Deva was kind enough to allow me to use the artwork to make myself a pattern to use for this competition.

I designed the patterns and colours using illuminated manuscripts as inspiration for patterns that were used at the time - I'm no longer sure which particular ones sparked me the most as I didn't have them next to me as I drew them out, rather I looked at lots of pictures and then wandered off to design Wolf. The patterns were made to be as if they went under the things that are on top.

Making Wolf has been quite a journey and I blogged all about it as it happened... the ups, the downs and the ripping - the beads that were added, and removed - more than once, in an attempt to make it right, not to mention the times I had to set him aside to make the Ornament of the Month and the Fob a Month smalls. I used DMC cotton threads and metallics as well as Kreinik #4 braid and blending filament. smallbluemonkey kindly made me the book of Wolf using all of the blog posts so you can read them all in one go without having to search my blog for them: The Book of Wolf by Magical525

I loved working on Celtic Wolf, even when things were getting a bit frustrating due to having to remove stitches or, I adjusted the pattern to reflect reality as I decided it was easier to adjust the pattern than to rip out over 100 stitches of an outline. I planned to use beads and he was set aside for a while while I decided what to do instead when it turned out that using beads was not going to work.

I used blending filament on his eye to make the transition between the black and the blue more gradual. I used metallic threads for sparkle and even blended some to get the shade I wanted. I broke my own personal record stitching and stitched more than 1000 stitches on one day, but some day's I barely made 100.


Size: 11" x 8"  -  150 x 207 stitches
Fabric: 18ct hand dyed with Dylon velvet black dye.
Threads:
DMC cotton 310, 503, 666, 792, 800, 814, 820, 902, and 3818
DMC Light Effects: E301, E168, E317, E334, E677, E3821, and E3852
Kreinik very fine braid #4: 001HL, 002C, 003, and 021L
Kreinik Blending filament: 085
Pattern: My own pattern using a vector art created by Lupas-Deva who kindly allowed me to use it.
Total stitches: 17618
Total backstitches: 88.53 inches


You can see some close ups and different angles here: Celtic Wolf Closeups by Magical525
This is what the fabric looked like before I started stitching:  The Hand dyed fabric by Magical525

Yay!! I won second place! :D :squee: :D :excited:
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Given 2016-02-29
Celtic Wolf by Magical525 ( Featured by Talty )
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tinydtk Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2017  New Deviant
Would love to stitch this.......love blackwork, love Celtic designs and am part Celtic (Welsh, Irish, Scottish as well as English lol). Reminds me a lot of the Book of Kells
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you like it :) It's not blackwork though, it's all cross stitch. The way I made it was indeed inspired by medieval manuscripts and uses patterns found in some of them to fill in the misc. area's. I only was given permission to use the line art for myself, so I cannot give the pattern to someone else, also the pattern I made to create this embroidery is copy written, so please respect that and don't copy this.
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tinydtk Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017  New Deviant
No probs I'll just keep drooling at it :-D, with how my eyesight is I wouldn't stand a chance trying to copy it......do you know of anywhere on the internet that has Celtic designs like that?
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That works :) Well... I have been making some stocking patterns using the medieval patterns from Celtic Wolf - and other Medieval and Celtic inspired designs and sharing them on my blog (along with a bunch of patterns inspired by pinkythepink Mucha Disney princess patterns and a few more traditional Christmassy designs) for free, which you can find here: MagicalQuilts.blogspot.com and there are 2 fob patterns using Medieval designs on my blog too - one is the Illuminated square and the other is one of the fob a month fobs, can't remember which one off the top of my head.

Other than that I'm not so sure, I have to admit I've not really looked into it.
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Katezath Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
woww this is so artistic! I wanna have some celtic needleworks and woww the block color is really need so much patient! your hardworks is being paid off! congrats! :D
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!  If you want some smaller Celtic/illuminated manuscript style things I have a freebie on my blog now:  magicalquilts.blogspot.nl/2017… with more to come :)
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Katezath Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thankies a lot! how about blackwork do you also make it too? :D
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 29, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I do have some blackwork freebie patterns on my blog as well :)

magicalquilts.blogspot.nl/2016… and more recently: magicalquilts.blogspot.nl/2017…

Editing to add that due to server issues where the patterns are kept you can't download them directly from my blog but I can give you a pdf if you wish to download the patterns - just let me know and I can make it happen :)
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi! :squee: Your piece has been featured in my Feature Challenge this month Monthly Feature Challenge: CULTURE as an exceptional piece of artisan craftery! :la: I hope that you'll enjoy any extra attention that it garners for you and that you'll consider participating in the challenge yourself! :blowkiss:
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :love:
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
I love this! I've only gotten on DD and I'll never get another.  This caught my eye and made you my weekly featured artist.  My pleasure.  I'd love this as a small patch for a leather vest - sigh.
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I have to admit I never expected a second DD, I was pretty stunned!

I'm not sure this would be possible to make wolf that small as it's pretty large.
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016
Wonderful work!
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm so glad you like it :D
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mea00 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done! Congrats on the DD
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D :D
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Brookette Featured By Owner Edited Feb 29, 2016   Artisan Crafter
Congrats on your DD today! :heart:
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I was very surprised!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning work

Congrats on the DD 
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm glad you like it :D
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh well done! Great adaptation of this art. Congrats on the DD!
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much :D
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ZakStorm Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
That would be an epic design for war banners or t/shirts! I want 50billion.
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Not sure I could make so many, doing this took several months.
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016
:onfire: ... great one!
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016
Met plezier ... ;)
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hehe dank je :D
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o0w0o Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016
Grats on the DD!!
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D
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o0w0o Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016
Npnp!~ :hug:
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :DALove: by Ikue
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!

It got a lot better after this :)
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
My Pleasure (1) by daniya-ART
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:heart:
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rainbowfoxdragon Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Student General Artist
Congrazzles on the DD :D
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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LidiaRossana Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016
Congrats!  :)
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D
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LidiaRossana Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016
Very welcome!  :)
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:heart:
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your much deserved DD! :clap:
WinningDD by marphilhearts
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :D
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hosagu Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:O
Amazing :clap:
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D
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hosagu Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:heart:
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lacasadihibou Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful :)
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D
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