• Fabric = 28 count Cashel in Monet by Picture This

  • Pattern size = 12” x 5” (14 ct.)

  • Stitch count = 167 x 70

  • Stitched 2 over 2.


  • Threadworx

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

About the design:

This is the first of the flying signet dragon designs and to stay with the martial concept in the names of the others, I decided on ‘Pilot’ for this one to honor all the pilots past, present, and future; commercial, military and astronaut. Their jobs are difficult and often dangerous. They must contend not only with other aerial vehicles and birds, but the weather as well. Unpredictable changes in wind speed and direction can be very dangerous to anything in the sky, and lightning is always an exciting and disturbing prospect. Pilots must be always alert and calm under pressure, but also have hair triggered and rapid reflexes to deal with emergencies. I always wanted to be a pilot and taste the freedom of the sky, but bad eyesight prevented the attainment of that dream. Even so, I admire all those that make it and wish them all speed and joy.

Released in 2010