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« on: February 11, 2014 07:41:40 PM »

so this is my latest creation. a guitar strap with the old-school arcade version of leonardo cross-stitched onto it. (you remember the old-school arcade version of the teenage mutant ninja turtles? the side-scrolling fighting game? and in between scenes, there'd be a cut scene with all four turtles side-by-side? yeah, this is that.)

anyways, it took ages. it wouldn't have taken so long if i'd just left all the black along the right side empty, but it just looked crappy (and the lack of stitching on the side made it warp a little), so i filled it all in anyway. and of course black cotton stitches on black nylon webbing is ungodly difficult to see. it takes like three freaking times longer to stitch than any other color. guh. so yeah, it took a couple of months of stitching, off an on, just a few hours a day, a few days a week. it was a pretty lazy project, lol.

the stitched portion is just over five inches tall and just under two inches wide. taking into account that each completed cross-stitch is actually two individual stitches (forming the x), this thing has over 4,500 individual stitches in it. mostly black. guh.

i'm planning on making one guitar strap for each turtle, so one down, three to go.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014 09:46:31 PM »

It looks awesome!  Many hours of my childhood were spent playing that arcade version of TMNT.  And yes, stitching black on top of black is AWFUL, so bravo to you for going the extra mile(s).

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