Looking for a silkie cross stitch pattern

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Ky Chicken Fan, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Ky Chicken Fan

    Ky Chicken Fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,
    It has been years since I did cross stitch, but I was thinking the other day I would like to get back into it when I get these new coops done. [​IMG] I am looking for a silkie pattern. I found a reference on a website that says a pattern was in the Apr. 2005 issue of Cross Stitch Crazy. Has anyone seen it, and is it any good? Any idea where I can find one? Thanks!
     
  2. Ky Chicken Fan

    Ky Chicken Fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still looking.... anyone? [​IMG]
     
  3. ems_chick

    ems_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dont know but i would love to have it too
     
  4. Dancing

    Dancing Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a cross stitch maker soft ware program. If you want to send me a photo, I can run it through the software and see what comes from it.

    Let me know how many stitches per inch you want to do (14, 22, and 24 are most common) and how big of a finished peice you want it to be.

    Also, this program will put in a HUGE number of colors (up to 200) so it is really detailed but no back stitching/outlining. I can do some editing to lower the color count but the lower the color count, the less detailed it will be. It will give a thread count for each color and the color list for the floss.

    Can't make any guarentees that the photo will work well as a cross stitch pattern but I'll give it a try.

    I'll do unedited (200 color) for free but if you want the colors reduced (something I have to do manually and it takes time) then I'll offer a reasonable price.

    Here are some examples (this pic was borrowed from a "free pictures" website. The format I saved these in doesn't do a very good job with the pics for posting...the actual looks much better. Example...in the "virtual stitches" of the cross stitch pattern, it almost looks like it is plaid but it's really not. This is just to give you an idea of what my software can do. This is set for 22 stitches per inch.

    This is the original photo
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    This is unedited with 200 colors
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v.../cross stitch/chickencrossstitch200colors.jpg

    This is edited to 150 colors
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/DancingwatersDesigns/cross stitch/chicken150colors.jpg

    And for this photo, the minimum colors I would recommend...98
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/DancingwatersDesigns/cross stitch/chicken98colors.jpg

    email the photos to me at [email protected]
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2009
  5. Ky Chicken Fan

    Ky Chicken Fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is very sweet of you to offer. I will have to go downstairs and look through the cabinet I have all that stuff stored in and see what count cloth I have left. I haven't done any cross stitch for years, but I thought it would be something different to do for a change, I used to like it a lot. What do you think of a "normal sized" pic of the one I just took for my avatar? Think it would come out ok? I'll look around and see what I have and get back with you soon. Thanks again!
     
  6. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love one too.

    Thanks for the offer!
     
  7. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    What do you charge for a specialized work (the number of colors I want, and everything)? Thanks [​IMG]
     
  8. Dancing

    Dancing Out Of The Brooder

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    That is so hard to answer without seeing the pic and knowing how much editing would need to be done.
     

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