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« on: October 02, 2010 08:05:57 PM »

I want to embroider something from a photograph--specifically a picture of my puppy dog.


Is there an easy way to make an embroidery pattern from a photograph??

Any help would be great!!
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2010 04:52:02 AM »

Okay, that is just too adorable! I would say start with a black and white copy of the picture and then outline it with a sharpie or if you access to software, change it into line art.
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2010 03:25:20 PM »

I would do it the way kittykill suggested, other then that you can always turn the picture into a cross stitch pattern and just do a picture that way.
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2010 02:28:59 AM »

If you're willing to push your own skills, you could give silk shading a shot. It looks magnificent in real life and the way the light catches it really gives the picture movement. If you aren't up for silk, try satin stitching with floss (make sure you only use one strand though!) and maybe use padded sating stitch for things like the nose or ears to give it a bit of dimension.

As an example of silk shading on a dog portrait, check out Moe Reilly's stuff: http://www.pebblehillstudio.ca/htm/dogs.htm. (there's a bigger picture of the lab here: http://www.pebblehillstudio.ca/images/dogs02.jpg)
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