Sunday, July 22, 2012

English Mastiff Embroidered Portrait

My sister has two english mastiffs. She also has a townhouse. And a small yard.
That . Is . A . Lot . Of . Dog . Together they probably weigh as much as a family of four. But they are two of the sweetest dogs you could hope to meet. Below is a photo of a random mastiff, not one of my sister's dogs. Still, impressive right?


Mastiff picture, also called English Mastiff and Old English Mastiff
English Mastiff



So this inspired me to embroider a mastiff portrait for her. I like it so much, I might do my own puppies next. And my kitties. And my parrot . . and turtles . . . . throw some horses in there . . . . .


English mastiff embroidered


I did the entire thing in a backstitch.

English mastiff embroidered


Except for the eyes, I did a satin stitch. And a french knot or two in white for the sparkles.

English mastiff embroidered


A large, playful mastiff will always have expressive, sparkly eyes, right?

English mastiff embroidered


I backed it in plain white. I didn't think it needed much else.

English mastiff embroidered

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