Okay so here is the skinny on this cute little dragon. The design is called Futurecast (a.k.a. Herald) from one of my favorite designers Teresa Wentzler. If you like castles, fairies, mid evil stuff, then she is hands down the one to go to.
Now, the bad news. Her patterns are hard to find, believe me, I started collecting her ten years ago and eBay became the place to shop. I may or may not have have paid $50.00 for one of her patterns at one time or another.
Now, the good news. Wentzler is taking another look at her designs and converting them from hand drawn to computerized. She is also releasing some of the designs through Patterns Online. It’s a long process but according to her blog she is enjoying it. However, Futurecast is a freebie that can be found on her website.
You all know I buy most of my supplies through Embroidery Central. What you don’t know is they have a sense of humor and like to create some fun and challenging projects for their stitch group. They decide to do an April Fool’s challenge with thread based on your birthday. There was three threads picked from DMC, metallic, and hand dyed. Further, the project had to be a certain size.
My mother bought my colors for me which were Ecru from DMC, PB34 from Rainbow Gallery, and Father’s Day from Weeks Dye Works. I thought what in the world was I going to with these then settled on this particular pattern. Of course, I changed the rest of the colors as well.
Dragon’s Main Color
A 159 DMC
B 161 DMC
C 311 DMC
D No number but it is a dark blue
BS 939 DMC
1 826 DMC
2 825 DMC
+ ecru DMC
Z 738 DMC
Star Symbol PB34 Rainbow Gallery
Circle Symbol SK23 Rainbow Gallery
Mill Hill Beads
For the dragon 18830 size #8
For the border 03002
BS 550 for the crystal ball and border
BS 202HL #4 Krenik for the claws
Unfortunately, I started stitching him before the start date of the April Fool’s challenge so I kinda disqualified myself from the challenge with this pattern. I am still allowed in the challenge with a different pattern but I also need to get some stitching done for the silent auction at the Idaho Elks Summer Convention in Moscow, Idaho. I guess I will see what happens.
If you have any questions or concerns about stitching this little cutie, just send me a comment either here or you can find me on Facebook. Happy stitching!