Strangers in the Deep


  • Fabric = 28 count Cashel in Loch by Picture This

  • Pattern size = 13” x 19” (14 ct.)

  • Stitch count = 185 x 266

  • Stitched 2 over 2


  • DMC

  • Kreinik blending filaments

About the design:

Once again, here is a design inspired by a suggestion of Marilyn’s. I was in the store one day and she said “You should design a sea dragon.” So, one day while proctoring an exam, I sat down and sketched out a sea dragon. Unfortunately, it was just too static. So, I thought about two sea dragons meeting by accident as they swim through the deeps, swirling around each other in a yin-yang like configuration, and here they are.

These are deep sea dragons, with shark-like tail fins and other fins designed after a creature called the lionfish. They also have bioluminescent (glow-in-the-dark) spots on their sides. Many deep-sea animals have bioluminescent organs that they use for communication, prey lures, and camouflage.

Released in 2007