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UPDATE 5.11.2013: Yarrrrg!!! The VARIETY alone has me ropes tied up in knots! Ye have 3 weeks left
created a journal with ideas [link]
and it even has a "picture" showing how patterns can be "Frankensteined" to make something new
Spring! ANYTHING that reminds YOU of spring!
Create your own pattern
Change something in a commercial pattern.
(Changing thread colors doesn't count)
Start Date: Today!
End Date: May 31st
This gives ye a full 10 weeks to pillage yer crafty mind and stash to create the most spectacular SPRING thing YOU can imagine!
Remember to follow the rubric! It is your compass and will always show you the way!
A few helpful tips and links
PM Stitch [link]
PC Stitch [link]
recommends this one as well, Hobbyware [link]
recommends KG-Chart for Cross Stitch [link]
recommends Pic 2 Pat [link]
and My Photo Stitch [link]
"the way we used to do it back in the day was tracing on 8-to-the-inch graph paper. You will need to calculate how big you want the final piece to be, multiply by 14 and divide that by 8 to get the correct size for the graph paper. (If you're translating a picture to a graph, you will need to enlarge the picture to fit this size.) Then just draw or trace the outlines on the graph paper and fill the squares with solid color or symbols. You used to be able to get this size of graph paper at most office supply stores or blueprint specialists; I don't know how prevalent it is now that everything is computerized. But it's an alternative for those who don't want to invest in a program."
Graph Paper you can print [link]
is my favorite site. You can adjust the sizes yourself to get the one you want
FIRST PLACE: Free Patterns from *Helens-Serendipty
, One year subscription from Anonymous (he likes being anonymous
SECOND PLACE: Free Patterns from *Helens-Serendipty
, Three Month subscription from Anonymous (he still likes being anonymous
THIRD PLACE: Free Patterns from *Helens-Serendipty
, One Month subscription from Anonymous (he continues to be anonymous
can email or send patterns via post depending on where you live or preference