Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Presenting Zaurun Toothless

Toothless, an Iridescent & Gold Dragon

25 Motif Challenge - A 2nd Go
Remember the dragon hatchling from last week? He has both wings now. Isn't he handsome?

He reminds me of this gorgeous iridescent dragon painting, though I didn't find it online until after Toothless was finished. Serendipity!

Motif 1 - Flying Minor Norwegian Dragon
Toothless will launch my second 25 Motif Challenge. Here are his thread specs:

The foundation is a Water Dragon tatted in Signature® thread from Japan. The color is M07 - Pastels. It is a long-staple Egyptian quilting cotton that I blended with a sample of YLI red-gold variegated thread.

The interlocking rings and body bits are tatted in Altin Basak 40 Nakis Simi (Gold - Sari) and Ozen, size 50 - a 100% Polyester thread sample from Backwoods Tatter (by way of CrazyMom).

For the wings, I used the Signature® thread - M07 for the chains and Altin Basak 40 Nakis Simi (Gold - Sari) for the rings.

Toothless, an Iridescent & Gold Dragon, sideview

Anne Bruvold's Flying Minor Norwegian Dragon has been on my Must Tat List since 2008. A long time, but so worth the wait.

The Sprout loves him and plays with him every day (Such a joy to watch!) but he insisted on changing his name from Zaurun to Toothless.

One of my favorite things about him, aside from the color, is that he is posable. He is flexible, not stiff, but the interlocking rings give his neck, body and tail just enough support. I simply must try to get a photo of him perched on something and looking down on his prey.

FYI-- the braided "reins" were a special request from The Sprout. Who is the dragon rider?

Thank you, Anne, for sharing this marvelous pattern!


tattrldy said...

Toothless looks like he's just landed or ready to take off. Those colors really work together. Great job!

Crazy Mom! said...

Gorgeous! I'm glad the Sprout appreciates his Minor Dragon, even if he is Toothless!

The color combination turned out really nicely.

Anonymous said...

It's so pretty!

Is Sprout going to take lessons on How To Train Your Dragon?

*cheeky grin*

IsDihara said...

Tattrldy, I had to snap a quickie shot with the cell phone, as Toothless doesn't stay still for more than a few seconds. He and The Sprout have that in common. :-)

Sharren - Tatting in Greenwood, South Carolina said...

Beautiful dragon! Love the colors!

tatterjil said...

I think I'm up to my fourth Flying Minor Norwegian Dragon now! It IS a marvelous pattern, and Toothless is a great advertisement for us. I really love the thread you did him in.

Fox said...

What a superb dragon - handsome, golden and proud! I am truly inspired, as I have had a longing to do this pattern and it is always put off... Maybe now.... Thanks for sharing this gorgeous fellow!
Fox : )

Fox said...

p.s. I really like the cleaner, more readable look! : ))

tatterjil said...

*Note: I don't know why I wrote "advertisement for us" as I meant "advertisement for it," that is the pattern. Hm. My brain left my fingers alone for just a little too long!

Margarets designer cards said...

Toothless looks brilliant, love the colours