Crystal

Model:

  • Fabric = 28 count Cashel in Gothic by Picture This

  • Pattern size = 13" x 11.5" (14 ct.)

  • Stitch count = 186 x 162

  • Stitched 2 over 2


Threads:

  • DMC

  • Kreinik blending filaments

  • Kreinik very fine braid (#4)

  • The Gentle Art

  • Weeks Dye Works

  • Crescent Colours

  • Hi-Lights

About the design:

My friend and creative consultant, Beth, came over one day and said, "The next dragon in your Elements series should be ‘Crystal’, because Sharon Lee and Steve Miller are going to call their next book Crystal Dragon. Wouldn't that be cool?” These are my favorite authors, so, of course it sounded like a good idea at the time, but then I just couldn’t figure out the best way to go about it. How do you make a dragon with a lot of crystal facets look neat? So, the design languished, until, one day I saw a photo of the mysterious crystal skull that had been found in an archeological dig in Central America many years ago and the bulb went on. I could make a smoothly polished crystal dragon instead. So, here she is. The quote is a very shortened version of one spoken by Mahatma Gandhi.

Released in 2005