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Topic: Waldeck Lyrics Stitch  (Read 527 times)
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« on: January 18, 2011 09:14:13 PM »

So I've been experimenting with typography in cross stitch a little and came up with this.

I used PC Stitch for the layout.  The primary font is out there on the internet somewhere; it's on all those text message stitches, I just changed it a bit.

It's done on 14 count platinum color aida from Charles Craft with DMC colors 817 and 844.  I think the border is 666.

Speaking of the border, here's a close-up of the corner embellishments.

It's the part I probably like best.  I can't remember where I first saw those little floral-viney bits, but I fell in love with them, and now I put them on everything.

I used the border to fasten a layer of felt to the back.  I intend in the next day or two to stuff it as a pillow, and I find the stuffing fibers tend to go through the fabric, so I'm hoping the felt will keep that to a minimum.

It took me all day on Sunday and I just finished the border tonight in a couple of hours. 

Finally, the lyrics are to the song "Why Did We Fire The Gun" by Waldeck.


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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011 11:42:02 AM »

You did an amazing job on the stitching, the letters are incredibly even and I love the dramatic look of title lyrics in red.

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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2011 05:34:09 PM »

Very cool! You did a great job. I love the lettering.

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