Friday, 20 June 2008

Cross-stich Pattern from Flower Pic

Now and again I do a bit of counted cross-stitch work - providing I have someone to give it to.

I don't have a patterning making prog but use image editing software.

It doesn't matter if the image is not absolutely sharply focussed - I sharpen a little and adjust the contrast and then posterise which flattens out the colours - this was 100% posterisation at a depth of 8 pixels.

The next stage is to pixelise the pic.

This one is in blocks of 8 pixels - when I want to create the embroidery I'll printout at A4 (regardless of the size of the canvas) so that I can mark the squares with a fine point pen as a colour guide.


Croap Queen said...

Clever EJ! I must have spent a small fortune on kits over the years - I used to do a huge amount of x-stitch (before the soap bug bit) - the finer & more complicated the better. I've always wanted to know how to make my own patterns without a special programme.

Maria Luz said...

Your tip is so cool!!!! I asked my daughter to mark by pixel and she did it in corel that has the option. Thank you so much for your tip.
Many greetings.