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« on: March 25, 2010 02:19:58 PM »

Here's my latest.  I used DMC black 14 count aida.  I didn't like the fabric.  It didn't feel tight enough and wasn't stiff like the Charles Craft aida I usually use.  The floss colors are 817 (red), 444 (yellow), and 5200 (white).

Took me quite a while; so long, in fact, that I grew tremendously bored stitching all that red.

I wanted to do a border with Taizo Hori (the player's character) in the corners shooting the inflator down the vertical length of the piece, but I'm sick of this work and am moving on to another.  I probably won't use DMC brand fabric again and the next time I do a video game-inspired stitch, I'll just use two stitches over a 4 stitch area per pixel (as opposed to the eight per pixel in this piece).

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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2010 04:32:30 PM »

Dig Dug!!!! I loved that game! LOL I know it gets tedious but this is great!
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2010 05:01:32 PM »

I love that you did it on the black. I also stay away from DMC aida, I've had problems with it warping unprovoked.


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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2010 10:23:19 AM »

Cool! I love Dig Dug.

« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2010 08:27:59 PM »

Yeah stitching a large area of one colour can get tedious. I tend to try and stitch the outline and work my way into the middle into a spiral if I get bored... its sort of an alternative to the monotonous back and forth stitching! It looks super though Smiley

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