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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Tupac Cross Stitch (Now with Pattern) on: September 03, 2007 10:56:43 PM
Ok, so I made this awhile ago for somebody I didn't really know very well because she is obsessed with Tupac and the idea struck me as particularly hilarious. Plus, our mutual friend told her I was making something, so I felt like I ought to go through with it. The girl, however, thought it was strange that I would make something for a stranger, so I ended up really embarrassed and almost threw it away because I felt so embarrassed. I'm so glad I didn't, though, because I can now present it as my first ever Craftster post!

Here it is, for your crafty viewing pleasure:



I used a sparkly bead for his nose ring because I suck at french knots.

Anyway, thanks for looking! Sorry for the long crazy story that comes with it Tongue

***PATTERN STUFF***

**09/08/07- Oops! I just noticed that I stitched the eyes entirely in white, but it's not in the pattern! Sorry.**

I'm hoping this turns out okay. It's a good thing I'm a pack rat, because I still had all the original papers and notes about the floss modifications.

Basically, I did the face, and then I found an Old English font and made the pattern for the words and sorta eyeballed where to put that above the face. I remember wishing that I had switched two of the browns on the gradients of the face, but I can't remember which ones now, and I didn't change them, anyway.

Here ya go!

Floss Chart:
http://blackbile.com/images/tupac/floss.jpg

Face Pattern (broken into two pieces for printing):
http://blackbile.com/images/tupac/tupac_symbol1.jpg
http://blackbile.com/images/tupac/tupac_symbol2.jpg

Colorblock picture of face (The pattern has no half or quarter stitches!):
http://blackbile.com/images/tupac/tupac_pattern.jpg

Lettering Pattern:
http://blackbile.com/images/tupac/lettering_pattern.jpg

Believe it or not, the toughest part of this pattern was the lettering and getting it to look right when stitched on an arc. I can't remember if I made a few little changes to the letters as I went along, so you may have to play around a bit with adding/deleting/moving stitches to get the letters legible.

Also, it's up to you how you want to handle the white stitch on his nose for his ring. I stitched it in brown and put a bead there.

Let me know if you have any questions or if I forgot something.

I hope you all have as much fun doing this as I did!
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