• Fabric = 28 count Cashel in Tempest by Picture This

  • Pattern size = 12” x 15” (14 ct.)

  • Stitch count = 128 x 219

  • Stitched 2 over 2


  • Sullivans

This design can be stitched in any color threads on any color cloth. It requires less than 5 yards of thread per dragon

About the design:

A compass rose is used to refer to a figure, usually found somewhere on a map, that depicts the 4 cardinal directions (North, South, East & West) and at least four ordinal directions (NE, SE, SW, NW). It can be fairly simple, like the one below, or very elaborate, depending on the utility of the map and the whim of the artist who drew it. Originally, the compass rose, was referred to as a wind rose and each of the cardinal directions was named for the wind that blew from that direction. Even in these days of electronic GPS devices, map reading is important to many people and the compass rose along with it.

The geometric characteristics of the compass rose also make it a very appealing design element for artists. This is my version of a compass rose consisting of four dragons with their heads to the center and tails forming the arrows of the cardinal points. The wings come together to form the ordinal directions. The circles in each quadrant indicate the phases of the moon and the large circle around the center represents the Earth.

Released in 2004