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November 13, 2011
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Canon
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Canon EOS 1000D
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1/64 second
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Jul 12, 2011, 2:16:38 PM
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Star Wars Cross stitch - self designed. by StitchingDreams Star Wars Cross stitch - self designed. by StitchingDreams
This was a piece I designed from a computer game screenshot, edited in my computer software, and then stitched on 32 count black evenweave, 1 thread across 1 hole. It took 14 months to complete working pretty intensely on it, and was a present for my son for his 7th birthday. There are something like 500,000 stitches in it, or thereabouts, and little glass beads for the stars help it to really glisten.
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Miko-dono Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
WOW. Just. . . wow. The smallest I've ever stitched is 22 count, didn't know they made 32 count. I'm curious as to what software you have that was able to turn the screenshot into a cross stitch pattern. I have a small freeware on my computer, but the colors it picks are sometimes not accurate, and the color numbers are probably outdated, and I have my doubts whether it'd be able to handle an image of that size. I love the idea of creating cross stitch patterns, and I've been looking for a good software program.
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StitchingDreams Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi Miko-dono, thank you for your lovely words :) 32 count is a bit of a trial, but you can see the result was so worth it.  Looks more like a photo or painting than a pixelated cross stitch.  Just make sure you have very good lighting for your poor eyes! lol.  I used PCStitch 10 pro... it's a good program though I still have to edit things a lot to get the colours right. I think any program never gets it as well as a human can... c'est la vie.  Have fun x. 
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Miko-dono Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
It really looked like a photo or painting when I first saw it. I have a lighted magnifying glass for embroidery work, though I haven't used it yet. Sound like if I attempt something of this magnitude, I'll need it. I'll have my husband look for a good deal on the PCStitch 10 software - he's very skilled at finding amazing deals online for various things. If you're ever looking for a good deal, slickdeals.net is a good place to start.
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StitchingDreams Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'll be impressed if he does find a good deal - I think it's only the one place that sells it - the original producers? But it's a good program.  Other people like DP software's Cross Stitch Professional. 
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Miko-dono Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
I've been searching for a halfway decent free software program. I was using KG Chart, and wanted to DL it to my new laptop, but the developer is no longer offering the free version, just the paid version with a 30-day trial. Luckily Cnet has several options, so I've DLed the install files and I'll run them through the paces of accuracies of thread color, size of patterns, etc. Judging from the summaries of a few, they could be a good interim program. One claims to allow side by side comparison for color alteration, which I'd be very impressed with.

I'm on a Doctor Who and Skyrim (PS3 video game) kick right now, so I'll probably try making some patterns and see how they turn out.
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pernall Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Very very beautiful :) good job..
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StitchingDreams Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :) 
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H3LLoK66aren99 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are the most amazing mother on planet earth and this is absolutely incredible!!!!!
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StitchingDreams Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww, thank you so much :D xx
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Kalartscene Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whenever I work on cross stitch pieces, this is the kind of finish I aim for. It's so crisp and clean! You did an amazing job! The longest project I had took me a good 8 months so I definitely applaud your patience with this. I bet your son absolutely loved it!
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