Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I Have A New Plan

100 colours

20 colours
One shown in Petit Point with no background added as yet, the other in Cross stitch. The intention is to use the colours for the eyes and hands/bow-tie on the chart with less colours, to add dimension and prettiness, without using 100 colours!

Years ago, I bought (for a ridiculous amount of money) a program that converts images into cross-stitch patterns, or needlepoint patterns. I've just bought (at great expense again) the upgrade. The thing is, it's not as easy as you think. A lot of things don't work well. Or they do if you allow the program to use 100 colours, which no sane person will want. Except me, I think.
Anyhooo, I intend to put some patterns on Etsy.
I've been fussing and fussing with this design in particular. It's so cute, but the eyes need a bit of work and I had to eliminate the background. I just figured out where I saved it from... Arthur's Circus. So it's just for me and not for sale. They have a shop in North Melbourne that looks like a fun place to be! I'm gonna go have a squizz!

What do you think? Would you pay around $10 for a cross stitch pattern in PDF form? Would you get a picture of your favourite pet converted and make it up in wool on canvas, or cross stitch? Or your child slash loved-one?

Also, I've keyed in a few of my early samplers as patterns. At least one is almost ready to rock and roll, so that'll be there soon too. At Etsy, that is.


victoria said...

The possibilities are endless...

Rebecca said...

I've always been curious about that program. Does it match the colors by number to DMC floss? So cool!

I think it would be neat to have patterns of pets especially!

Bobby La said...

Yes, and many other's besides. I'm just about to start a sample now... of an old Flemish painting. Then you'll see stuff at Etsy.