River Spirits


  • Fabric for top model (Yalong) = 28 count Cashel in Haven by Picture This

  • Fabric for bottom model (Min) = 28 count Cashel in Aurora by Picture This

  • Note: Aurora is a very variable color cloth. No two pieces will be the same.

  • Pattern size = 22” x 10” (14 ct.)

  • Stitch count = 309 x 140

  • Stitched 2 over 2.


  • Gentle Arts

  • Threadworx

  • Crescent Colours

This design can be stitched in any color thread on any color cloth. It requires approximately 27 yards of thread per dragon for the main color and 4-7 yards for the lesser color.

About the design:

These two dragons are made using what I call “medallions”, circles of various sizes that contain abstract designs. The medallions are creations of my imagination and have no meaning. Dragons in eastern mythology tend to be long, with small legs, long whiskers and horns. They are often associated with rivers and weather. I decided that these first two would be river spirits. I called them Yalong and Min, named for two of the larger upstream tributaries of the Yangtze, which is the largest river in China and the third largest river in the world

Released in 2014