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Here Be Dragons: A Collection
A collection of wonderful plush dragons made by other people from the pattern for my original:

All pictures posted with the permission of each dragon-maker.

Newer dragons are towards the bottom of the page!

Listessa's white dragon:

See the rest of the pics at her post on Craftster

Katt's gold dragon:

Green and red dragons:

Silver dragon (new!):

Katt also has this useful tip:

I do have one suggestion. Adding a piece of the fine gauge wire, doubled over & bent so it will fit in the feet & up the leg into the upper stuffed portion, really helps to reinforce the legs/feet so the dragons will stand up better when posed on something like a branch or a log.

KnittingNadine's blue dragon:

Visit her Etsy

I haven't yet been able to get hold of omylouse yet to get her permission to re-post pics, so here are links to her dragon posts:

Purple dragon

Red/yellow dragon

PunxsutawneyPhyllis' glittering green dragon, made of felt fused with lame spandex:

Visit her deviantArt

Tormented Artist's color-shifting silk dragon:

Her tips on sewing this kind of pattern with silk:

It's dupioni silk gold shot purple, so it changes colors. Mine is actually glued to a very thick denim for more body.

For a floppier more rounded silk dragon, two pieces of silk glued together and then cut into the pattern pieces should work fine and prevent fraying but it will not have enough body for the wings. If the silk is glued to a base material, use a lighter fabric then denim for the center and treat it like sewing leather (you'll need to prepoke all the sewing holes or get carpel tunnel.)

Visit her website

Mary H.'s light green dragon:

Lali's translucent-skinned dragon Prince, done with felting red wool:

See her entry about this dragon on her blog

Kari Suderley's yellow-and-blue dragon:

MandarTheMousey's dragons with variations on textures and modified wings/tails.


...and FireFlop:

See the rest of the photos at her deviantArt page

Mikana's ivory and gold, ribbon-trimmed dragon:

See the rest of her photos (including some construction photos) at her album

Two-toned red/black and purple dragons by Bully and Nelson's Momma (with their adorable dog friend):

Visit her websites here and here

James' well-read burgundy-and-black dragon Rajamani:

Katie-Mae's detailed red-and-white dragon:

...and two more highly-detailed dragons with sculpted horns and feet:

Scroll farther down the page for her newest dragons!

Fleur D'Morte's's two-toned, four-legged dragon:

...and another made of vinyl!

Pam Schmidt's's jewel-studded real leather dragons:

Including one made with my Camelot Dragon pattern:

Visit her Etsy shop, where she has more leather dragons for sale using these patterns (with permission)

Rachels's green dragon, plus the egg he came in (which she also made):

Amy Ponting's metallic hand-painted dragons:

You can view the rest of her photos on her Facebook (Nov. 2014)

She even modified the pattern to create Toothless from How to train Your Dragon:

Amber Feldt's elaborately-finned, shimmery dragon:

Visit her deviantArt gallery

ClairesCuriosity's two-tone dragon:

And a black dragon with gold markings:

Ashley Garcia's black, purple-finned dragon:

Ashley Stark's three textured dragons from Game of Thrones:

You can also find her on Instagram as Astark6.

A blue dragon (by Sophie) and a white dragon (by Nat):

Nat's handcrafted mobile, which fills the sky with dragons:

Two more meticulously-detailed dragons from Katie-Mae:

Thanks everyone!

Got a dragon to add? Just let me know.

The pattern is available at my Etsy shop.

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deriana From: deriana Date: November 10th, 2010 11:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm afraid I can't seem to find the post of your amazing fell beast to compare with. Did you use the same pattern as basis for it too?
I now have a bit of free time on my hands, a few $ on Paypal and a LOTR-fan best friend to buy a present for. It would be perfect! =D
ldhenson From: ldhenson Date: November 11th, 2010 06:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Fell Beast post

I'm glad you like it!

The general principles are the same, but the specifics are different: the shape of the wings/body, the legs being larger, and the addition of spines/jaw. I also extended the wiring farther down the wing. Sorry I don't have a pattern of the Beast available, but with some film reference pics in hand it can be adapted :-)
grace_poppy From: grace_poppy Date: November 12th, 2010 11:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aww! You must feel so proud!
ldhenson From: ldhenson Date: November 16th, 2010 02:19 am (UTC) (Link)
It's awesome seeing the spins other people put on them...new color combos, different horn shapes and so on!
grace_poppy From: grace_poppy Date: April 7th, 2011 04:37 am (UTC) (Link)
"PunxsutawneyPhyllis" is a great name. And such a pretty shiny dragon skin!

What about the Arthur and Gwen dragons that someone made recently?

Do people just send you pictures voluntarily, or do you ask for them, or what? I have a promotion to get a free shipping coupon on the next order if my customers will send me a picture of my miniatures in their dollhouse. Only a few people have taken me up on the offer, but it's so gratifying to see my things in their new happy homes. :D
ldhenson From: ldhenson Date: April 12th, 2011 07:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sure is pretty. It's a natural for dragon skin but since I've never used that kind of material myself, it never occurred to me. I do love seeing other people's ideas for these.

The Merlin dragons got their own post, though I haven't asked her yet if I can link it from my shop the way this post is.

All the dragon pics here were ones people just sent me themselves, usually attached to the feedback. Some of them then posted more pics elsewhere, which is why there's some links to other pages, too. Recently I've been mentioning this page when I send people their patterns. I like your coupon idea though!
grace_poppy From: grace_poppy Date: April 17th, 2011 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oooh, the silk one is fancy! I love dupioni silk. I bet he's a gorgeous dragon to see in person.
grace_poppy From: grace_poppy Date: December 30th, 2011 06:04 am (UTC) (Link)
The translucent one is really lovely and clever!
ldhenson From: ldhenson Date: January 10th, 2012 11:30 am (UTC) (Link)
I was very impressed!
dracothrope From: dracothrope Date: December 18th, 2011 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is SO COOL! :D I found the etsy image first but just wanted to comment here. Very nice pattern! ^_^
ldhenson From: ldhenson Date: December 27th, 2011 05:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks very much!
tainry From: tainry Date: December 29th, 2011 04:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Oooh! The translucent one is fascinating! And neat that people are using other fabrics, too. :D
ldhenson From: ldhenson Date: January 10th, 2012 11:29 am (UTC) (Link)
It's so cool. I'd never think of doing many of these variations myself.
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