Dragons: A Field Guide Stitchalong
This listing is to purchase the Dragons: A Field Guide Stitchalong! Every month a new section of the pattern will be revealed, building up a rich and beautiful guide to some of the dragons you are most likely to meet. This field guide will help you identify dragons in the wild, as well as being a wonderful piece to stitch during the Year of the Dragon.
When you purchase the stitchalong, you will receive by instant download an introductory PDF booklet giving all the information you need to prepare to stitch the pattern. This includes a thread list, pattern size, comments on choosing fabric and an introduction to dragons.
Note that the download link will be sent to the email address given in your order, not to the email address you've typed in the request box, if the two are different. There will also be a link to download the file directly from the completed order page.
You will then receive the other sections by email on the following dates:
Part 1: 10th January 2024
Part 2: 10th February 2024
Part 3: 10th March 2024
Part 4: 10th April 2024
Part 5: 10th May 2024
Part 6: 10th June 2024
Part 7: 10th July 2024
Part 8: 10th August 2024
Part 9: 10th September 2024
Each section is emailed out at 9am UK time. The emails will be sent to the email address you've typed in the request box.
***You will receive the patterns by digital download and email, and not by physical mail. No physical products are included in this purchase.***
If you’re not already in the busy and friendly Climbing Goat Designs stitchers Facebook group, please come and join us there if you’d like to chat and share your progress. To share on Instagram the stitchalong hashtag is #DragonSAL
The stitched area of the finished piece is: 203 stitches wide x 269 stitches high
On 14 count fabric this is approximately 14.5 x 19.2 inches or 36.8 x 48.8 cm
On 16 count fabric this is approximately 12.7 x 16.8 inches or 32.2 x 42.7 cm
On 18 count fabric this is approximately 11.3 x 14.9 inches or 28.7 x 37.9 cm
Other count fabrics can be used - just adjust the sizing accordingly.
These dimensions do not include the border of fabric you will need to leave around the design. I recommend you leave a further 2-3 inches all the way round (which means that you need to add 4-6 inches to your size measurements).
The pattern was model stitched on ‘Dragon’s Breath’ hand dyed fabric. This beautiful fabric was created especially for this stitchalong by Nichole Young of Afterglow Workshop in the United States. You can buy the fabric at https://www.etsy.com/shop/AfterglowWorkshop - it is available in 14, 16 and 18 count versions, all at sizes suitable for this stitchalong. The model was stitched on the 16 count version.
Alternatively you can use any fabric colour you like best - blue, green, grey, white or many other colours would all be great. The colours used in the stitchalong are mainly quite bright, so as long as your fabric isn’t so bright that any of the colours don’t show up against it, it should work with most fabrics other than very dark ones. You can always check by doing a ‘floss toss’ of lying the threads out on the fabric and making sure none of them blend in too much.
42 thread colours are used in the design. You will need 2 skeins of DMC 310 (Black), and 1 skein or less of all the other colours. The pattern uses full cross stitches, fractional cross stitches (in relatively small numbers compared to the number of full cross stitches), a small amount of backstitch and three French knots.
On each section release date you will receive two extensive pattern booklets, one with colour patterns and one with black & white patterns. The pattern booklets include split page and single page patterns, and an enlarged pattern of that month's dragon.
Skill level: Suitable for those with experience of cross stitch.
Pattern is model stitched by Angie Sanders.
Patterns are for personal use only.
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Fabulous! All the information I need, clearly set out. I am already excited to start this project.
Looking forward to the upcoming Dragons SAL … even more after looking through the introductory package.
Have been inspired by the uniqueness of Climbing Goat Designs and this will be the perfect opportunity to stitch one for myself.