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Topic: Marilyn Monroe...my first cross stitch ever..(tutorial for pattern now included)  (Read 8846 times)
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« on: April 10, 2008 08:59:42 AM »

I got my sister in law hooked on cross stitching a few years ago...but never took up the needle myself in that way until this spring. I was inspired by an exhibit at Dayton's Art Institute last year on Marilyn, and created the pattern in Photoshop...selecti ng how many pixels across would equal stitches per inch etc...and here's the result....I must find the right frame for this baby!

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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2008 09:01:10 AM »

WOW!  That is impressive, you did a very good job! Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2008 09:01:48 AM »

Wow  Shocked That's awesome! Especially for a first cross stitch! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2008 09:04:11 AM »

Wow, it's gorgeous!
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2008 09:16:04 AM »

This is amazing!! How exactly did you figure out the pixel ratio if you don't mind sharing, I'd love a Marilyn cross stitch of my own I adore her!
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2008 09:16:27 AM »

Awesome!  How did you get the pattern out of photoshop?  Would love a tutorial on how to make photos into x-stitch patterns!


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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2008 09:25:43 AM »

thats soo good!

I don't really get cross stitching so I would love a tutorial too!
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2008 10:00:05 AM »

That is awesome!  I love when an "old-fashioned" form like cross-stitch looks completely new.  Doing the picture in monochrome was brilliant.  She sparkles!
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2008 10:09:58 AM »

Ok...here's what I figured out to do it. You open a photo in photoshop which you'd like to convert into a pattern. Crop it to the size you want it to be. I chose 5" across for this example.

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/original_photo_example_copy.jpg
I select from the image size menu...the resolution of the pixels to equal how many stitches/squares per inch/foot...here:

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/image_size_10_pixels_per_inch_copy.jpg

And this is the results. I simply choose threads that match the squares as viewed on screen. You have to save a screen capture image to print this in a useful size unless working directly from your computer screen. I'm currently working on a quilt also...the pixels = squares per foot.

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/result_pattern_copy.jpg

Thanks for the kind words...hope this helps you all!
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2008 10:10:41 AM »

AmphipodGirl is totally right, monochrome MAKES your Marilyn look perfect.  Great job!
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