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In the old days there was nothing and often solo Cross Stitchers wandered for months wondering if they were the only ones of deviantART that stitched. Then one day the founders met each other and from there it seemed Stitchers were popping up all over the place and they thought, wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a community? So, from that thought, Stitching Pirates was born and we look forward to providing you with the best community possible. Don't be afraid to ask questions, provide feedback! Without the people a community just wouldn't be what it is.

Why Stitching Pirates?

The name Stitching Pirates grew from the key pirate concepts that X always marks the spot and maps lead to something wonderful. The same applies to Cross Stitch and plus pirates are just awesome. Yargh!

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Dec 1, 2006


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Welcome to Stitching Pirates the Cross Stitching Juggernaut.

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Sailing the seven seas by CookiemagiK  For all ye stitchers who love to stitch up those fantastically fun game characters, symbols, and game related patterns, this one is for you!  Video games, sports, board games, tabletop RPGs…..anything game related. Pirate Arrr by Mirz123

(Please read everything as it is all very important)

:skullbones:  The contest begins on February 1, 2016 and ends on April 30, 2016.  

:skullbones:  The judging will take place from May 1, 2016 to May 10, 2016 with winners being announced on May 11, 2016.  

:skullbones:  Once the announcement has been made, please note Mattsma with your email and mailing address for your prizes by May 16, 2016 to ensure an expeditious sending of your prizes :D

:skullbones:  When the winners are announced, if you would like a critique of your work, we will gladly note you the results.  Please note SpitfireFae or Katjakay with the request.

The following are some fantastic examples of everything game:

Understitch by glancesherlock  Link in Stitches by gatchacaz  Hyrule Crest Clock by Craftigurumi  Final Fantasy X Cross Stitch by kairi-chan16  

Kansas City Chief Ornaments by fire-n-ice-dragon  Baseball Sack Magnets by ReddsThreads  Monopoly Board Cross Stitch by rhaben   Scrabble Game Board by Trekkie4life328  

Dungeons and Dragons - Dragon Necklace by NomDePixel   Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Dungeon Master by agorby00  Minnesota Viking in Blackwork by Mattsma   Kansas City Chief Design for my Son by fire-n-ice-dragon

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Contest Score Card by Mattsma  ← Click on this to get to the Rubric!

Pirate Flag by Mirz123  JUDGES PANEL   Pirate Flag by Mirz123

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SPECIAL NOTE FROM :iconeverildwolfden: :  Anyone who does anything Skyrim related will win a free digital copy of my latest CD, Dragon's Breath (since the CD was also inspired by Skyrim.) All winners will of course also receive a copy.  :la:

Treasure Chest by Momma--G  PRIZES  Treasure Chest by Momma--G

1st Trophy by H-SWilliams  A seriously wonderful gift package from Magical525, Picture to Pattern from pinkythepink, item of your choice from…, item of your choice from…, item of your choice from…

First place special note:  When you win first place, you will have to sit out of the next contest as a contestant.  However, you WILL be an honorary judge for the following contest if that is something you are interested in.

What this means is you will assist in scoring submissions.  You can submit to the contest as a judge but your submission won’t count towards the competition itself (the judges participate but their entries don’t count).

2nd Trophy by H-SWilliams  A Handmade Chickie Travel Bag Kit for cross stitch by Mattsma, Picture to Pattern by pinkythepink , item of your choice from… , item of your choice from…

3rd Trophy by H-SWilliams  A Third Place winner will be added if enough people participate in the contest.

:ahoy:  Do you have ideas for prizes?  Do you have items to give as prizes?  Do you have your own Etsy store you would like to see as a place to choose a prize from?  Note Katjakay, SpitfireFae or Mattsma  with your ideas or gifts!  No idea is dumb, all gifts are appreciated!

A lovely peek at Magical525's first place's really very awesome!

First prize by Magical525

And a look at the 2nd place prize from Mattsma

2nd Place Prize for Gamer's Delight Contest by Mattsma

:bulletpink:   If this has shown up again in yer inbox and ye've noticed no change, it's because Captain Pinky was movin' it back to the front page. Arr.
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PuritanDuchess Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
I was wondering if someone could help me, I'm planning on doing a Legend of Zelda Cross stitch but I can't seem to figure out what size Aida I will need =/

The finished size is 44.59 cm x 66.88 cm on 18 count Aida
pinkythepink Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
It sounds like you already have the information you need? :? You have both the finished size and the count of the fabric. Add two inches to all sides for an even border before you cut.
Magical525 Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

Generally they say to have about 5-10 cm extra on all sides for finishing, on a big piece like this I'd go for 10 cm for easy framing afterwards, which also means you will not be stitching close to the edge while doing the embroidery itself. Personally I'd only do the 5cm if I'm doing something small like a pincushion as the space really is needed.

So that would make it 64.49 cm x 86.88 cm (rounded off to 65 x 90 cm when cutting/ordering as fractions are so nasty to cut /order)

Good luck with your project! If you have any more questions please do ask - either here or via note :)
MikiNamuno Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ahoy mate ! thank you for accept me :D
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
:ahoy: Ahoy, welcome aboard!
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