Heliotrope

Model:

  • Fabric = 28 count Cashel in Masquerade by Picture This

  • Pattern size = 7“ x 14“ (14 ct.)

  • Stitch count = 101 x 207

  • Stitched 2 over 2.

Threads:

  • Dinky Dyes


This design can be stitched in any color thread on any color cloth. It requires approximately 18 yards of thread in a single color.

About the design:

Another of the "Signet" series of dragons. So far, most of them have had militaristic names. But, I couldn’t think of another one that matched this design. The colors remind me of a spectacular bruise, but that hardly seemed like a name to inspire folks to want to stitch a pattern. However, I could stick with the color theme and call it ‘Heliotrope’, which is a pinkish shade of purple. It is a shade found in the flowers of the heliotrope plant (genus Heliotropium). The name of the plant actually refers to the fact that it orients its flowers toward the sun. ‘Helios’ means ‘sun’ and ‘tropein’ means ‘to turn’ in Greek.

Released in 2016