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fatewineroses
« on: October 17, 2019 07:12:53 PM »

....in am embroidery pattern?

I want to make my first embroidery pattern to sell...potentially. I already have a basic drawing worked up,  but am trying to determine what to include with the pattern other than the image, thread colors, etc. So I am coming to my favorite stitchers in hopes of hearing your thoughts.

Also, if anyone would be willing to be a pattern tester, that would be great! I have a coup,e friends who offered to who are not primarily embroiderist. Having some more experienced stitchers would be great! Oh. Its a Harry Potter quote if it matters.

Looking forward to hearing what you guys think.
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2019 11:03:21 PM »

Oooh! That sounds lovely! I would potentially be interested in pattern testing, depending on the size/complexity of the design, and how quickly you needed to see a final product. When I look at embroidery patterns, I like to see different scale options, for example. A lot of patterns are for larger scales than I prefer, but sometimes just shrinking a picture doesn't come across the same way. This is especially true for things with flourishes or small details. Also, stitch suggestions are fun, particularly if there are places to use some lesser know stitches. Also, I love to see pictures of several different versions of a finished project photo--different colors, different stitches, different sizes, etc. That makes me feel a pattern is easily personalizable. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2019 12:38:54 AM »

Awesome. Exactly the kind of detailed answer I was hoping to get from this group! I am not in a hurry on this at all really. Looking at after the end of the year likely.
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2019 08:12:19 AM »

Keep it simple. A lot of detail can be frustrating. Make it fun and somewhat detail but not like a drawing-if that makes sense.
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2019 08:40:16 AM »

It might seem a small thing, but I really appreciate when a pattern makes every 10th line of the grid bolder. I have a very hard time counting stitches when the graphing underlying the pattern is completely uniform.
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2019 08:42:46 AM »

It might seem a small thing, but I really appreciate when a pattern makes every 10th line of the grid bolder. I have a very hard time counting stitches when the graphing underlying the pattern is completely uniform.


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