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Basel's WettsteinbrÃ¼cke dragon statue is one of the many memorials of the famed basilisk. This venomous serpent was known to have two feet, a snake-like body, and a head like a rooster. Stories, statues and drawings were frequent in Switzerland and around the world for many centuries. Pliny the Elder wrote about it in 79 AD, in his "Natural History"; Chaucer wrote of it in Canterbury Tales; Leonardo Da Vinci included it in his Bestiary; Shakespeare's Richard III; possibly Isaiah 14:29; Dickens and Voltaire and more.
This fabric surface design's cut-and-sew pairs were designed for those of you selling crafts at alpine festivals. Depending on the width of fabric, you can get roughly 24 stuffed animals out of a yard. That can work out to under a dollar (USD) cost per animal. The grey ellipse gives you an optional base, if you want a better chance of them standing up, sew a weight onto the inner base before stuffing, or stuff with sand.
The large white margin is intentional, and should allow you some rounding of corners for easier construction. The face could be more distinct, so feel free to add your own touches. The project could be fun for a group of upper elementary students to learn sewing or create their own fundraiser.
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