Regular Posts Tagged : ‘pattern’
Queen - graffiti cross stitch pattern
8 years, 8 months ago 1

This week’s pattern is now available on Etsy. Queen – ostensibly to go along with King, but in reality totally has control of the realm.

It’s an easy pattern with a straight forward colour palette and using only full stitches so it’s quick to stitch up.

King and Queen as matching cushions, perchance? Maybe I should do a Knave next….

8 years, 10 months ago 4
Posted in: Blog, Cross stitch

Today I’m going to try an experiment that’s been floating around in my head for a while – I’m going to put out a little cross stitch pattern, line by line, via Twitter. This is only a 20 stitch x 20 stitch pattern, so nothing too complicated for a first shot! And if it all goes well, I’m planning on continuing it weekly… say, a TweetXS Tuesday?

So I’m starting it today: at 4pm Central European Time (3pm GMT for the Brits, 9am EDT for the Americans, and, sadly, 3am EST for the Aussies). I’ll post them line by line every, say, 10 minutes to my twitter feed. If you can’t join in live, search for the hashtag #tweetXS to gather them all up after. Or on my facebook page. Let’s see how it goes!

Stitch - graffiti cross stitch pattern
9 years, 1 month ago 0

Stitch - cross stitched on a tapestry canvas

Sometimes it’s just as simple as Stitch, right?

This pattern, a 100% original Stitchalicious design, was first published in the book Anticraft: Knitting, Beading and Stitching for the Slightly Sinister and is now available as an individual pattern in my Etsy shop. It uses only full cross stitches and back stitch.

The stitched example model in the photo is the cross stitched onto a painted tapestry canvas. The tapestry itself was not stitched. It used three strands of Anchor floss for the cross stitch and two strands for back stitch. As can be seen, for improved contrast, the outside of the pattern was stitched in blue rather than pink. Painted tapestry canvases can be purchased from almost any shop selling embroidery supplies.

Stitch - cross stitch design

Cre8 - graffiti cross stitch pattern
9 years, 2 months ago 0

cre8 @ east side gallery

Want an inspirational quote for your wall, but not one of those posters with a photo of a sunset and the word tranquility under it? Don’t you think your cubicle needs something a little more, well, interesting?

The pattern for this bit of sprayer fun is, of course, available at my etsy shop. The design is only full cross stitches, so a great beginners piece, and working it on larger fabric (eg 14 ct Aida or higher) with more threads would make the perfect wall hanging for that cubicle partition.

The pattern is available from my etsy shop, StitchaliciousDesign, in three colourways, or in a discount three-pack containing all. Also included are instructions for beginners and athread key for both DMC and Anchor.

The model in the photo above was stitched on 16 ct black Aida and,, for the curious, has been photographed in front of Berlin’s East Side Gallery (part of the original wall in case you aren’t familiar with it) by Matti Hillig.

Cre8 - green colourway

Cre8 - blue colourway

Cre8 - brown colourway

Atrocity - graffiti cross stitch design
9 years, 2 months ago 0

The first graffiti cross stitch design – Atrocity! (because, well, I always wanted to be one, but was more of a book-lovin’ geek).

The downloadable design comes in three seperate colourways – pink, orange and blue – all of which are in the shop. Pick which one best appeals to you or buy the three-pack containing all colourways for just a fraction more. The design contains only full cross stitches and back stitch, so is perfect for beginners or more advanced stitchers that just want to chill out with some relaxing x’s. The pattern comes with a floss key for both DMC and Anchor threads and includes basic cross stitching instructions.

The stitched model in the photo above is the pink colourway, done on 28 count salmon coloured linen over two, using two threads of DMC floss for both the cross stitches and the back stitch. It was then used to make the bag shown.

Close up of the Atrocity graffiti cross stitch bag

Atrocity - pink colourway

Graffiti cross stitch design

Atrocity - orange colourway

graffiti cross stitch design

Atrocity - blue colourway