Discussion in 'Make It So' started by jacktrash, Jun 3, 2015.
@Kaylotta those pieces are gorgeous! wow!!
@Kaylotta that trees pattern is so stunning. If I had the time...(*slaps wrist* No!)
Relatedly: an old lady in a haberdashery once told me that the correct way to cross-stitch is to use as many needles as you have colours, and stitch every complete row in turn. It keeps it neater, and probably stops the fabric pulling, but I've never had the patience to keep track of the needles (and my most recent patterns have used like 20-30 colours, so).
I've only finished one (fake edit: two!) freehand embroidery project, which I've now lost :'( I got better at it during the project, but it is kind of frustrating to go from neat, regimented cross-stitch to the shambles that is baby's first satin stitch. I was proud of that project, though, so if I find a pic I'll post it.
My recent cross-stitch projects I've posted in Craft Nerd Herd, but as an example of what can be done with the pic-to-pattern software:
Fake edit: I just found this, which I'd forgotten I made. Speaking of baby's first satin stitch.
Well, I can't freehand very well, but replicating pixel art is definitely the thing I do! Like, literally, my much neglected current project is an FFX pixel art.
And yeah, you don't technically NEED cross stitch fabric but it sure helps in keeping things regular.
@Imoyram yes but not for yooooooou :P
@roach/@EulersBidentity I KNOW RIGHT those trees, man. That's like months of work but holy shit.
Working on this now, about a third of the way done. :D
@roach Yeah, it's satisfying and peaceful to have everything even, to know that you've done it Perfectly, while freehand embroidery is always a matter of skill and practice. I like both but cross stitch is definitely easier, imo. And you can get super pretty kits, so it's just Following Directions, with no creativity or thought required, which is very soothing.
HOLY SHIT that scarf! are those cables??? wowwowww...
wow look at this crazy website i found, this shit is so ornate. it'd be nuts to do something like this as my first project but.... i wanna....
Yeah. :D First cabling and first colorwork project; I got lots of help with starting it, but it's actually not too hard!
And oh, man, that's awesome! I think you'll probably want to start in the middle, so you can make sure everything's centered, but it's totally doable.
Consider: we dare you.
Starting with easy stuff is BORING, anyway. XD
Although if you did want something easy... CONSIDER.
I don't think that would be too bad if you stitch out a rough grid of 10 x 10 blocks with plain regular thread before starting, and are careful to check your counts as you go! It's ambitious but that's what makes things fun :D Also, like they said, easy stuff is boring and we dare you (though that picture albedo posted is pretty awesome and I'm actually kind of tempted to throw that together).
And aaah, people are sharing, let me see if I have any pictures of my stuff saved that I can post.
that's not a roach, that's a bombardier beetle. i should know, i've been shot by one.
if you ever have to ask yourself 'why is that cute black bug doing an adorable handstand?', RUN.
Yeah, making a grid is a good idea. Otherwise you go nuts counting and recounting. Source: my first and last sampler.
ok, ok, i'm persuaded, but if i do do a FANCY LETTER i challenge the rest of you punks to try it too.
which of these lots of thread is the better deal? one's cheaper, but seems to have less greens, so i don't know.
....oh, I didn't even realize it was a FANCY LETTER! Neat.
Meanwhile in knittingland: I have three projects on needles and don't have the concentration to work on any of them until it's finished. :|
Damn, the internet LIED to me.
You could always do what we all do, and start another new thing. >>;; I say, while I have three projects on needles too.
(Scarf, blanket, and mittens.)
I've got an armwarmer tube, a lap blanket in enormously bulky yarn, and the beginning of a pi shawl in fingering weight. :D
Badass! That's super ambitious; this scarf is my second project, so I'm still figuring out what I'm doing. :D
With sets like that, you usually receive a pretty random mix of colours. It won't necessarily resemble as the pics. I'd say go for the cheap one and get any missing colours separately later.
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