FireWing Designs

Specializing in dragon, fantasy, and nature designs for counted cross-stitch

Check the menu at left for available designs.

NOTE: I've been creating designs now for almost two decades.  So the cloth and thread colors for some of the designs may have changed or no longer be available.  If you have questions, please let me know. 

FireWing Designs on Etsy

At my Etsy store, you can find new releases, older patterns, and some of those that are not available in physical stores. I rotate designs in and out of the store the first of each month. So, if you are interested in a design but can't currently find it in the Etsy store, send me an email and I will post it for you.  Many of the patterns are in pdf file format, but I am happy to post hardcopy formats if you prefer that (pdf files can also be substituted for the few designs that are posted as hardcopy).

I will also periodically sell some of my stitched models or experimental things that I have stitched but not turned into patterns, so check it out occasionally or ask if there's something you are really interested in.

Wholesale: Hoffman Distributing Company

About the Designer:

    I grew up on a farm in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in northeastern Tennessee.  I received a Bachelor's degree from East Tennessee State University in 1985 with a major in Biology and a minor in Art.  From there, I went to the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana, Lafayette), where I pursued a Master’s degree in Behavioral Ecology, working on the territorial behavior of female salamanders and graduating in 1987. 

    I came to Kansas State University in 1991, where I did research on the food caching behavior of woodrats and completed my Ph.D. in 1996.  Currently, I am at K-State working as a Teaching Professor and Assistant Director of Konza Prairie Biological Station.  

     I started designing my own cross-stitch patterns in the mid 90s and started selling them in the early 2000s.  Many of my designs involve dragons, but I am a scientist and can't help but add tidbits of science to the descriptions of my subjects.

    I have three rat terrors (terriers to other people), Raven (left below), who is 3 years old and very much still  imbued with puppy energy; Umber (middle), who is 7 years old, very smart and easily bored (a difficult combination) and; Havoc (right), who is 12 years old and doesn't even have to try in order to live up to his name, he just is.