• Fabric for model above = 28 count Cashel in Sterling by Picture This

  • Fabric for model below = 28 count Cashel in Huntress by Picture This

  • Pattern size = 9” x 9” (14 ct.)

  • Stitch count = 126 x 126

  • Stitched 2 over 2.


  • Gentle Art & Weeks Dye Works

  • Threadworx

This design can be stitched in any color thread on any color cloth. It requires approximately 8 yards of thread per dragon.

About the design:

I doodled this design while listening to a seminar one day. I often have trouble paying attention to seminars that don’t have a lot of images in the slides and need something to occupy my eyes so my ears and brain can pay attention. So, sometimes I doodle. The design is based on the symbol called “Taijitu” that is used to represent the Chinese concept of ‘yin yang’. Yin yang was proposed by Chinese philosophers sometime around 200 BC as way to understand everything about the Universe. Basically, it states that everything contains yin forces and yang forces that are the opposite of each other. Depending on conditions, yin may be dominant, or yang may be dominant, or the two could be in harmony and the two forces are constantly cycling back and forth within everything. So, yin and yang don’t just illustrate good and evil, but include all possible opposites, light and dark, health and illness, heat and cold, gravitational attraction and magnetic repulsion, etc. Because I am possibly a bit lopsided in my brain, my version of the taijitu is tilted at a 90o angle to that of the traditional form illustrated at left.

Released in 2011