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« on: April 16, 2015 02:04:17 PM »

One day I had a bag full of unlabeled embroidery floss from old projects and wanted to find a use for it. I stitched diagonal rows and a plaid pattern started taking shape. If you like repetitive patterns that don't require much thought, use up a good amount of floss, and result in a dense pattern, give this a try.



And for bonus points, sit your camera directly on the finished piece and snap a picture. The macro image may turn out to be more interesting than the original cross stitch.



Happy Stitching!
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UPDATE July 6, 2015: Apparently I posted the pictures in April and never came back to see if anyone commented. I got a bit of a shock today when it showed up on a Mr X Stitch post as the Craftster Pick of the Month! http://www.mrxstitch.com/craftster-pick-of-the-month-bookishdreamers-plaid/ And then I discovered that it had also been chosen as a Featured Project on Craftster in April. Thanks for taking an interest in my work!

To answer a few of the questions that were previously posted:

The stitched size is 4-3/8 inches x 3-3/4 inches on 14 count black aida.

I dont have plans to make anything out of it. When I finish a cross stitch project, I toss it into a box with all of my other completed pieces and start a new project. I enjoyed the process of stitching this design so much that I created several plaids with other color combinations and a couple of bookmarks. Each is unique because decisions about the color combinations and width of the color stripes were made on-the-fly.   

This pattern is very good for finished objects that require a clean back with no stray threads, such as a bookmark. Some people actually like the back better than the front because stitching on the diagonal creates such an interesting design.

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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2015 04:24:35 PM »

THIS IS AMAZING!!!!  Love it!  What a great way to use up some odds and ends.
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2015 05:22:48 PM »

So much work!
Beautiful but I would never find the patience for it.
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2015 05:24:19 PM »

Wow, that turned out really cool-looking!  I admire your patience.
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2015 06:29:55 PM »

Mesmerizing...
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2015 07:28:20 PM »

I. Love. This.
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2015 09:01:56 AM »

I looks like a woven fabric! Beautiful colors...

How big is it?  Do you have plans for it?  It would be lovely as an inset on a tote bag!
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2015 09:58:35 AM »

Wow! This is absolutely awesome. I would have gone blind trying to stitch this.
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2015 02:30:32 PM »

That is insane and amazing! I love it!
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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2015 10:24:51 AM »

Wowsza!  Great colors.  I'd go cross eyed trying to do that.
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I wanna touch it Wink
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« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2015 04:26:59 AM »

This rocks!  How big is it?
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« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2015 06:12:51 PM »

I love the colors you used! I bet this was so relaxing to work on.
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« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2015 02:02:45 AM »

amazing...and what a great way to use up bits and bobs of floss Smiley
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Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project!  Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2015 04:41:14 PM »

Fab. Pinning this
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« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2015 11:59:58 AM »

Great idea! Your work is so clean and precise. Amazing!
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« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2015 02:41:38 PM »

I love this, too! Plaid is my favorite color.  Cheesy
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I ran across this while looking for another project, and although I'm late to the show, I still think it's keen!


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this is super cool..well done!
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