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Xstitch by coincollect408 Xstitch by coincollect408
Six months later, This is finally finished. I got the patterns from the very talented :iconlittlemojo: on deviantart, look her up, her patterns are amazing!
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:iconartemecia:
artemecia Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
This makes me want to start cross stitching again (I tried it when I was a really little kid).
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:iconcoincollect408:
coincollect408 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You should! It's really relaxing (I think) and it makes for kick butt pillows :D
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artemecia Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
I think I would never have the patience ! 
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:iconcoincollect408:
coincollect408 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I believe in you!
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artemecia Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Thank you :D
So what kind of fabric do you use on this piece ? I just started to investigate and i don't know at all what are those 11 count, 14 count etc...
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coincollect408 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Okay, so here's the skinny on the counts.
The count just means how many squares are in a certain area (for some reason I'm thinking it's 1 inch but I'm not sure). So with that logic, the higher the count (the more squares in that area) the bigger the squares are.
Now this is important for two reasons. 
1. You rarely use the full 6 strands of the embroidery floss. With smaller counts, you use less floss. My rule of thumb is:
12: 3 strands
14: 2-3 strands
16: 2 strands
18: 1-2 strands
20 (omfg so small!): 1 strand

For this piece (and most of my pieces) I used 14 count, it's big enough that you're not going to get lost trying to find the next hole, but small enough that you can separate the string into two sections, and your final piece isn't going to be huge :)

Here's a handy dandy calculator if you want to be more confused www.yarntree.com/java/xstitchc… :) As for types, I usually stick with Aida, it's easier to work with and a little more forgiving. I would also stick to a lighter color cloth because it's easier to see the holes.

This was also a huge help for me when I was starting cross stitch :) raincookie.deviantart.com/art/… I'm not as detailed as her when it comes to her pretty knots, but everything else is similar.

I really hope I didn't bog you down with information :) Please feel free to ask me about anything! I was often searching youtube for answers, so I know how horrible it is to start not knowing a darn thing :D
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artemecia Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Wow thanks a lot for the detailed reply !! :D
I am getting excited now !
Ok so the higher the count, the smaller the "pixels" ;)
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coincollect408 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Exactly! (I love that you made that connection) 
And please please please, like I said, ask me anything, even if you give up and want to try something else I would love to help you :D
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artemecia Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
I started looking at supplies, just in case :P
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ShiruvuiaKoneko Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mom plz xD
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coincollect408 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D
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PlasticLachesis Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
this pillow is so epic (sorry, i'm late to the party)
If you still have the Spike pattern, could you send it my way? LilMojo is no longer around.
plasticlachesis (at) gmail.com
Thank you bigtimes!
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coincollect408 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't have them any more, but if you go to this website [link] and click on "sonic.zip" it should be there. I checked it for you and it's clean, so no worries about viruses.
Most of mojo's patterns are there, and if you check her front page comments littlemojo.deviantart.com you can find other people putting them up.

Good luck stitching and please make sure to let me know when you finish it! I would love to see it :)
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LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Do want....especially for the L and Hughes part!!
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:iconcoincollect408:
coincollect408 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, thankies.
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twitchkitty Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow this is truly amazing! i am left speechless!
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:iconcoincollect408:
coincollect408 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thankies so much! And thanks for the kind favorite (sorry for the late reply)
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bulmaxvegeta Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
wow, looks amazing!! :love:
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:iconcoincollect408:
coincollect408 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much - and thanks for the fav! I'm kinda sad I didn't keep this one, it was quite colorful.
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ensignbeedrill Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, my. This is pretty awesome.
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coincollect408 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
why thank you so much :)
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RuinosaAncilla Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
just :wow:
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:iconcoincollect408:
coincollect408 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha, thank you :) and thank you for the favorite :hug:
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Pixel-Me-This Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010   Digital Artist
I spy a Spike in the mix.... =) You have a TON of patience! I would have stitched the dig-dug and called it a day. Keep it up- I'd love to see more of your cross-stitching!!!
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coincollect408 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I must say, this was definitely a labor of love, if the person I was making it for didn't know it existed, I probably would have tossed it aside after the first square. [And of course I had to add Spike, it just adds that much more pizzazz].
Ha, as soon as school quits kicking me, I'm going to finish up the next two projects I have in tow :)
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SarAnna2195 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
(o.o) I want to sleep on Kakashi...:blush:
X3 THAT`s JUST AWESOME!!!!!!!
And you were making that for 6 months :clap: patience :D
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coincollect408 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha thankies! although alot of the time I stitched it during my classes, so it wasn't so much patience as much as I didn't feel like listening to my teachers. :D
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mangaka9213 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist
omfg lol I WANT THAT PILLOW!
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:iconcoincollect408:
coincollect408 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's what I thought 8 months ago :D
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mangaka9213 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist
lol XD
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gollylagger Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
look at all those different colored lines.. it must have been tedious, I hate color changes.. I'm loving that L and diglett are on the same pillow! :D
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coincollect408 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha thanks! I actually made this for someone, and they picked out all the different characters.
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kinoethermes Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
:eyepopping: Amazing!
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coincollect408 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thankies so much! :dances:
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kinoethermes Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
You're welcome. :D
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missy-tannenbaum Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I was really impressed the first time I saw this, in mojo's journal, and I still am now. This is so so cool, and the character choice is great! It must be awesome to have a pillow like this. ^^
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coincollect408 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I've been silently watching you for awhile, and it is such an honor for you to enjoy my work :D (Hope that doesn't sound creepy :P )
Haha, I didn't even get to keep the pillow, I ended up giving it to my friend because he helped me with the string during the process :)
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missy-tannenbaum Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, thank you, too! ^^; I don't think it sounds creepy, there are tons of artists that I watch like that, and when I saw this for the first time, I was really sort of like: o___o in the best possible way, so I was excited when I saw you had a gallery on here. ^^
Sometimes it can be more fun to give work to people, though, because then it has a definite purpose, which is always nice, at least I think. ^^;
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Icedevimon13 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Argh! I can't collect it T_T

Great work though. I get so impatient stitching backgrounds, so I commend you. And good job making the different parts look natural together despite coming from different series.
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coincollect408 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much :D I'm glad it all looked natural together, it took me a long time to map them out so they looked okay together :)
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Icedevimon13 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Totally disregard the collecting part... Somehow I forgot how to do it momentarily <_<
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Awenmir Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
This is fantastic! I love all the backgrounds you've put in too! Well done =D
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coincollect408 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! The backrounds definately took the longest part, so I'm gladdened that someone likes them :P
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Awenmir Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
You're very welcome :aww:. You're hard work has definitely paid off =D
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Kura2376 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
wow! You have no idea how cool I think this is! I've never though of doing anything like this, it's just so cool! good job, if you made any mistakes I can't tell!

I haven' t cross stitched since I tried to do a geisha last year (it was one of the kits, was big!) but none of the threads were numbered so I had to guess which one was which one,yeah, so I totally used the wrong ones and ran out of thread... stupid kit! it was a pretty pattern too. *Le Sigh* so I gave up and havent picked up one since,lol

totally awesome! love the love kanji. LOL, FMA! Hells yeah!
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coincollect408 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much <3 Aww, that's horrible with the Geisha kit, I think I would have ended up making bracelets with the string just because I was so upset. :D
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Kura2376 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
LOL! Oh man I used to make those all the time! I totally forgot about them! I use seed beads and a loom now, or sometimes I stitch them, stitching is soooooo much longer,but I made a really pretty chocker using it,the peiote stitch or however it's spelled. time consuming!
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coincollect408 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You should upload some pictures of that! It sounds really cool <3
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