This is Teresa Wentzler’s Sun Dragon from patternsonline.com. I bought this when they had a sale on dragons; I have too many big projects going and wanted something I could finish relatively quickly. I used 14-count black Aida, which is not the best fabric for this since it has quarter stitches. It called for Kreinik #4 very fine braid, which I’d never used before; I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to work with. I didn’t do the couching on the sun’s rays; I wasn’t thinking about it needing to be done as I went along until after I’d done most of it.
I started Teresa Wentzler’s Sun Dragon; Patternsonline had a dragon sale, and I wanted something that I could finish relatively quickly. It calls for Kreinik #4 very fine braid; I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to work with compared to blending filament or DMC’s light effects. There’s one stitch that looks a little out of place in the picture that looks fine in real life (it’s one of the gold braid stitches):