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From the Silk Road collection by Philip Jacobs for Snow Leopard Designs, produced by Free Spirit fabrics, this stunning dragon print is inspired by Ming Dynasty Chinese silk embroidered fabrics. Printed on patchwork weight cotton, it makes an ideal coordinate for my sashiko panels and would make a stunning centre panel for one of the sashiko sampler stitch along quilts. Chinese design and culture has influenced Japan in a similar way to how Classical Roman and Greek design and culture has influenced Britain, and mixing designs from both sources can result in some interesting coordinations. Actually, some Chinese and Japanese patterns, even some sashiko design sources, can be traced back to the ancient Mediterranean too!

The dragon motif  repeat is approx. 38cm (15in) and the dragon motifs measure 45.7cm (18in) across from claw point to tip of the tail. This is a very large scale print. Because the dragons are repeated with half drop across the fabric width, as shown in photo 4, and some will be cut through as yardage, the fabric may be purchased either as individual dragon panels i.e. a half width 56 x 38cm (22 x 15in) high, or by the half metre. If you want to use several the dragons as panels, I recommend buying multiples of the 56 x 38cm panel option.


112cm (44in) wide.


100% cotton

NB - sold by the half metre, so order '2' for 1 metre, '3' for 1.5m etc. or order as panels (which will be cut separately)

Yellow Dragons cotton print, Silk Road Collection yardage or panel

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