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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a small freeware on my computer, but the colors it picks are sometimes not accurate, and the color numbers are probably outdated, and I have my doubts whether it'd be able to handle an image of that size.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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StitchingDreams Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's so sweet of you - thank you :) And yes he did love it :)
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ZookieCookie Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
this is amazing!
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StitchingDreams Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :) x
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AnimeLover1984 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
that is incredibly amazing!! :la:
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StitchingDreams Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much :)
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queenkillerx Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Wow, wow. WOW! 14 months, that is intense! I love it! How many different colors did that take? Really beautiful work.
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StitchingDreams Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Gosh, trying to remember now... probably somewhere in the region of 50-60? Thanks... really glad you like it :) x
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ABrickman Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
500.000 stitches? Oh. My. Gosh.
My biggest project has 30.000 stitches in it, and doing that makes me almost crazy O:
Of course, I'm only fifteen, and not professional stitcher, but still...
Really impressive. :)
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StitchingDreams Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D Maybe with a bit of time and experience you'll do something similar one day :D xx
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ABrickman Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
You're welcome! :)
And one day I'll try doing something really huge :D
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himmelmiezchen Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
gosh it is amazing, what a nice precent!!
How did you designed it yourself x.x?
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StitchingDreams Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I converted a game screenshot into a design, and hand edited it to make sure that it came out correctly, put backstitching in etc to highlight certain parts and outlines :) Thank you :)
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himmelmiezchen Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
that sounds like hard work, amazing!
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StitchingDreams Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
It was, but was worth it :) Thanks!
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yafashelli Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
This is amazing!!
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StitchingDreams Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! x
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starrley Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love this. Fantastic work! It's so sweet that you made it for your son. Your deviant ID is adorable. :)
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StitchingDreams Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much - he does love it :) x
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tragicalyhipgurl Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
what software did you use???!! or do you sell the pattern?
this is so wonderfully epic!
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StitchingDreams Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think for that one I used Jane Greenoff's cross stitch designer, but I don't use that any more. I use PC Stitch Pro now. I don't sell the pattern, no... I wanted it to be the only one in the world for my little boy :D Sorry! xx
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Elise-Lucy Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just lost my jaw. THIS IS F*CKIN' EPIC.
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StitchingDreams Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lol, I hope you find your jaw again, but in the meantime... thank you so much! :)
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avatarswish Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wowwwwwwwwwwwww! this is simply amazing!
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StitchingDreams Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much avatarswish xx
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avatarswish Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
what are the dimensions on that?
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StitchingDreams Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's 39.5 cm wide by approx 34 cm high. 1 across 1 on 32 count fabric (ie 32 stitches per inch), and has only 36 colours in it. :)
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avatarswish Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Whoa! You are my new hero!
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StitchingDreams Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lol, thank you :) x
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chrislea Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Earlier today I was looking at a Darth Vader nutcracker (I can't make this shit up) and thinking there was something wrong with it. Looking at this, I figured it out. Instead of cheap novelties, fans should be devoting their love to tributes like THIS. I applaud you!
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StitchingDreams Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww, that's such an awesome thing to say, Chrislea... thank you so much! :) x
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KittyDragon Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, this is so intense and so awesome!
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StitchingDreams Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
It was intense stitching it! lol Thank you KittyDragon :)
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Vetriz Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Amazing work !!!!
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StitchingDreams Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! x
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Santian69 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
o_O Most detailed cross stitch I've ever seen... Great great and huuuge work :D Amazing!
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StitchingDreams Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much Santian69 :) xx
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Jingko Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student General Artist
O. M. G. wow!
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StitchingDreams Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! x
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Jingko Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student General Artist
welcome! my dad thought that it was amazing! i loved it! can't wait to show my mom-she and i xstich ><
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saber4734 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice. You know Star Wars fans would cut you down with their lightsabers for this.
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