Lion, king of the open plains of Africa. My dad reading
Sangiro's "Uit Oerwoud en Vlakte" to me, remains one of my
treasured childhood memories. Later on, I read it myself and
it inspired more than one of my school essays. If I could
somehow stretch a title to be about the African wilderness, I
would. "Uit Oerwoud en Vlakte" was translated into English by
Bernard Lewis as "The Adventures of a Lion Family," which,
though more descriptive, doesn't ring the same bells the
original title does. This embroidered male lion, with its
impressive mane, however, does. 7 200 stitches, and you will
have an African icon walking towards you...
A close up of the lion drawing.
To get the greatest joy out of this design:
If embroidery designs were to be categorised or scaled, this
would be on the no nonsense end. Low density, low stitch count and
few (if any) jump stitches, make this a "hoop, stitch, and enjoy"
type of design. The only thing I would not suggest doing, would be
to resize. For smaller but similar designs, have a look at the African
Animal Small Drawings collection.