Umber Shadowdragon


  • Fabric = 28 count Cashel in Mello by Picture This

  • Pattern size = 13“ x 13“ (14 ct.)

  • Stitch count = 182 x 174

  • Stitched 2 over 2


  • All DMC

  • Kreinik very fine braid (#4)

About the design:

So far, my “dragonflies” have been perched alternately on some non-flower (mushrooms & ferns) and flowers. The fifth one, then, needed to be a non-flower, but I was having trouble coming up with something until I happened to be watering the caladium plants on my deck one day and the light bulb went off. I made the caladium fairly realistic and wanted to do a “dragonfly” in the colors of the Stygian Shadowdragon, which is a fabulous name for a species of dragonfly and the pattern came out with a black “dragonfly” on blue caladium leaves. But, I thought that black and blue were colors I had used already, so I decided to go for the natural green leaves with a golden “dragonfly”, which is patterned after a species called the Umber Shadowdragon (Neurocordulia obsoleta ), which inhabits the eastern United States.

Released in 2008