Cross stitch pattern design for beginners
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Why design a cross stitch pattern?   It can be daunting to try and design a cross stitch pattern for the first time, especially if you’ve seen how complicated some patterns are. A cross stitch pattern chart is usually made … Read More

Experimenting with floral cross stitch designs
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    I realized that possibly turning my photographs into drawings and then turning the drawings into cross stitch patterns was making the details harder to read in a smaller pattern. I decided to do a bit of experimentation and … Read More

Design ideas for stitched line drawings
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  So as I’m nearing the end of stitching my current work in progress (my big Michelangelo piece pictured to the left), I’m considering what I would like to do for my next design. I don’t really need to stitch … Read More

MacStitch software — pattern export demonstration
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I love getting feedback from the readers of this blog and the viewers of my YouTube videos, and this video is a result of some of that feedback. In an earlier video about the MacStitch cross stitch pattern software, I’d … Read More

MacStitch cross stitch software tutorial
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As a follow-up to this post and video, I’m going to be showing you how I use the MacStitch program. There’s also WinStitch which is the PC version, but I use a Mac so that’s the version I’ll be showing … Read More

Turning art into cross stitch patterns using MacStitch
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This week I found out that more people than I realized were viewing and subscribing to my YouTube cross stitch instructional videos, which is great! As a result, I thought I’d make a video of how I started designing my … Read More

Floral pattern designs and MacStitch cross stitch software
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I decided tonight to sit down and start a drawing of a sepia flower image I created in this post, but just as I was about to turn on my iPad and open up ArtRage I thought about what the … Read More

From a painting to a cross stitch
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About a week ago I wrote a post about the ArtRage app that I’ve been playing with over the last year or so. I’ve found it to be really helpful in allowing me to draw and paint again, even if … Read More

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