Wednesday, October 14, 2009

From Clipart to Cross stitch

I’ve seen my work a number of times transformed into embroidery design, but when I saw it on Shoo Fly Pie it was the first time I’ve seen it used as cross stitch.

What is cross stitch – according to Wikipedia - Cross-stitch is a popular form of counted-thread embroidery in which X-shaped stitches are used to form a picture. Cross-stitch is usually executed on easily countable evenweave fabric called aida cloth. The stitcher counts the threads in each direction so that the stitches are of uniform size and appearance. This form of cross-stitch is also called counted cross-stitch in order to distinguish it from other forms of cross-stitch. Sometimes cross-stitch is done on designs printed on the fabric (stamped cross-stitch); the stitcher simply stitches over the printed pattern.

What amazed me with these two examples of cross stitch are how true they are to the original drawing/ clipart.

When I draw whimsically with black outlines especially if they are stick figure oriented in the limb department I’m always concerned that the black lines would be either too heavy or thin for the embroider. However this seems not to be an issue in cross stitch designs. These two cross stitch designs can be found and are available at Shoo Fly Pie - the snowman here and the best friends here.


Michelle said...

Your work is so beautiful! Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog. Your images are perfect for cross stitching. Just wonderful work!

Michelle :)

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June said...

Great stuff

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