#30for30crafting Day 30!

Wellp this has been tonnes of fun! I’ve gotten a lot done… well… a lot of work on a few projects. I got less done on the Wolf Trio than I expected… but I couldn’t have really counted on the Mikado kit. Ah well.

I’ve met a lot of really nice people who also decided to participate! Thanks to those of you who’ve decided to follow me. ^_^ I’ll try to cut down on the daily personal cross stitch project spam, but I will also try to remember to do some update pics.

Also thanks to CraftingGeek for coming up with the idea to do this. ^___^

WIP
After this embroidery I’m discontinuing moss embroidery sales. I have one more to make for an artist trade but then I’m done and I’m honestly so relieved because I’m tired of making these lol they take a long time and my wrist hurts from the repetitive pattern. I will be starting on a new big project soon :) FOR MYSELF. I don’t even have any of the moss embroideries I’ve made because I’ve sold them all

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‘you belong among the wildflowers’ hoop art by breezebotpunch

a sweet and simple sentiment in a surprisingly lovely needlepoint style — i can’t get over the different flowers represented by different stitch types! what a beaut.

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The Department of Extraordinary Embroidery is delighted to present further proof that Science + Art = Awesome. Plainville, CT-based artist Alicia Watkins creates cross-stitch illustrations of bacteria, germs, viruses and microbes. Ordinarily you wouldn’t want to come into contact with any of these microscopic beasties, but these embroidered versions are 100% delightful instead of infectious.

Watkins sells her sciencetastic needlework via her Etsy shop, Watty’s Wall Stuff and Cross Stitchery. Head over there to check out many more examples of her crafty geekery, including lots of cross-stitch patterns and kits.

[via Colossal]

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An X-ray image of the Cassiopeia-A supernova rendered in needlepoint by astronomer and astrophysicist Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin. (She was the first to work out that stars are predominantly made of hydrogen, a pivotal finding at odds with expert opinion in the 1920s, when she published the work in a doctoral dissertation.)

She crafted the needlepoint in 1975. It being the 70s, her friend and colleague John R. Whitman had to use a giant mainframe computer at the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Short-Lived Phenomena to output the schematic.

via True Anomolies

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It took me 7 months, but I stitched the entire world.

This cross-stitch globe was inspired by the music of my favourite band, okgo. The pattern was sketched onto the aida with a pencil before stitching. Each hemisphere was cross stitched, hand pleated, sewn together and stuffed to form a globe. 

Watch the time-lapse video of it’s creation here (1200+ hours of stitching in 4 minutes! With stitched kinetic typography too!)

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