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« on: June 30, 2008 06:34:22 PM »

I'm new to cross-stitching.  In fact, I've never even attempted it yet.  But I want to really bad now because I am in love with Jonathan Adler's needlepoint pillows.  http://jonathanadler.com/shop/home.php?cat=252

Does anyone know how to attempt to make your own patterns or where to find patterns like these?  Even cool geometric ones would be great.  I don't want to copy his but I would love to make some fun, different kind of pillows for my house.
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2008 08:43:03 PM »

Wow~ I love it all. There are a couple of free cross stitch/needlepoint "make your own" pattern websites around. I would try a search on this board first (I know that several people have put links). Hopefully you can find something.
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2008 12:51:16 PM »

Yes I love his pillows, but I also love his bio. I was giggling quietly the whole time, I love people with a sense of humor.
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2008 05:11:24 PM »

Get out some graph paper and some colored pencils! You dont need no stinkin patterns! Just start drawing. Get some ideas on paper and see what catches you eye most, then develop a 'real' pattern from there. On Google, I searched for 'geometric patterns' in the 'images' section - lots of good stuff!

http://images.google.com/images?q=geometric+patterns&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&resnum=1&ct=title
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2008 06:51:14 PM »

Thankyou Sara!  I've never attempted needlepoint so I wouldn't know about making my own pattern or how to follow it.  Do I need graph paper?  I don't doubt that I can come up with some cool stuff.  Especially with that great google search you recommended.  Thanks for your input!
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2008 09:59:09 PM »

I embroider, and I find that graph paper is really helpful when drawing out designs. It helps me keep straight lines straight and proportions consistent. For a cross stitcher, I would think that graph paper might save loads of work, especially if you prefer to do counted rather than trace a design.

I would try to get the craft paper with  loads  of teeny squares, I think the one I am talking about is sixteen squares per inch.
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2008 10:45:49 AM »

wow his stuff is amazing! Now where did my embroidery hoop dissapear to...
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2008 04:12:10 AM »

Yes I love his pillows, but I also love his bio. I was giggling quietly the whole time, I love people with a sense of humor.

I hadn't looked until I saw you mention it.
What a hoot!!!!!!  Cheesy
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