• Fabric = 28 count Cashel in Shale by Picture This

  • Pattern size = 14” x 5” (14 ct.)

  • Stitch count = 197 x 71

  • Stitched 2 over 2.


  • Vikki Clayton hand-dyed silks

This design can be stitched in any color thread on any color cloth. It requires approximately 13 yards of thread in a single color.

About the design:

The third of my signet designs, named ‘Messenger’ because of those elaborate wings, spread and ready to go. Messengers and runners were once very important on battlefields as they carried orders from a centrally located command station to officers in the ranks, who weren’t able to see the entire fight. Battlefield messengers were uniformly swift like the Roman messenger deity, Mercury, who’s name gives us the word ‘mercurial’. Those with mercurial natures are considered erratic, switching from topic to topic or from one emotional state to another with rapid speed, like a swift messenger. I could see this rather martial looking dragon possessing a very mercurial temper indeed.

Released in 2010