For those last-minute Christmas gifts and ornaments, you cannot go past the Dragonlet and Christmyth designs from Jennifer Aiken-Smith of Dragon Dreams.
What is it?
To set the mood for a good weekend, we have Freebie Fridays; each week presenting a different designer. All sites listed here design their own charts. These designs are copyright to the designers, please do not abuse their generosity.
Why this designer?
Jennifer Aiken-Smith of Dragon Dreams has been generous over the years, providing many small free charts, including Christmas ornaments. Her Christmyth series included one new design annually and each was eagerly anticipated by her legion of fans.
Jennifer stopped designing a few years back because people were pirating her saleable designs and abusing her generosity of free designs. She has lately started offering the occasional free design via her Facebook page including the 2012 Dragonlets of Christmas series.
Please, when sharing knowledge of a free design, link back to the designer’s original page. Do not just copy and share the pattern. The designers offer these free from monetary payment; we “pay” for them by visiting the designer, seeing their other designs, commenting on their blogs and pages and showing them our stitching of their designs. Please do not take and not give back.
Jennifer’s older free charts are only available via her website Dragon Dreams and her newer free charts via the Dragon Dreams Facebook page. If you are on Facebook, I really recommend liking the Dragon Dreams Facebook page as it is turning into a real little Dragon Dreams community.
The older designs on the Dragon Dreams Sampler charts page are .jpg image links. Click on the title of the design that interests you and it will open in a new tab or window as a .jpg image file. Save this the way you would any other image. On a PC that is right-click “save as”. These older designs are quite small images, however they can be enlarged easily via tablet or when printing out.
The newer designs on the Dragon Dreams Facebook page are also .jpg image files. Scroll through the Facebook page or look through the photos until you see a design that you like. Click on that post and the image will show large on your screen, then save that image your normal way.
Please note, the designs on the Dragon Dreams Facebook can only be Facebook shared. That means that if you have a Facebook account you can use the “share” button to share the links to the designs on your own timeline. These charts are not allowed to be shared or hosted anywhere else on the web. If you want legitimate access to these charts, you must be a member of Facebook.
All of Jennifer’s free charts are black symbols on a white background. The floss key is included in the same page so there is only one image page per design. The newer charts also include a colour chart.
Like all similar ornament charts, you can easily swap out the DMC for hand dyed floss or add metallic floss or beads or change the background fabric; so many ways to personalise your project.
Places to Buy
Colours Down Under is a bricks and mortar store that stocks many different types of floss for you to stitch these designs.
Colour Cascade Fabrics Tammy has a wide range of hand dyed fabrics that would add a unique element to your stitching. She offers a 15% discount for readers of this site. Code is: CSReview. Offer ends 27 February 2015.
Casa Cenina in Spain stocks a range of floss and fabrics to stitch this design.
SewandSo bricks and mortar store that stocks a lot of floss for you to personalise these designs.
Polstitches has some elegant Dragon floss and her own range of fabrics that could do justice to these designs.
Sparklies has a large range of hand dyed fabrics and floss that would add a such a sparkle to your project.
Chromatic Alchemy has some beautiful fabrics to complement these mythic designs.
123Stitch is your one stop shop for all types of floss and fabric combinations.
Under the Sea Fabrics offers hand dyed fabrics that are all pieces of art for your needlework project.
So have you stitched any Dragonlets? Please share a link to your finishes and works in progress in the comments!
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Last Updated: 19 December 2014