Instructions for making your own needlepoint patterns (based on Jazz-crow)

Instructions for making your own needlepoint patterns (based on Jazz-crow)

If you know how to use Photoshop, here you can find some help for making your own needlepoint patterns. When I started working with Needlepoint Jazz-crow, I first created a pattern for it in Photoshop. I started with a photo of Jazz-crow, then I added a grid on top of it and then transferred the shapes and colors from the photo into a pattern. At the end of this article you can find my pattern as a zipped PSD file. You are free to use it as a base for your own pattern designs. Continue reading

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22 March, 2015 | Category: patterns | Tags: , | Comment
Needlepoint Jazz-crow

Needlepoint Jazz-crow pattern + instructions

Here is another needlepoint work, this time inspired by my good old Jazz-crow amigurumi. Here you can find a free pattern and instructions for making your own embroidered Jazz-crow portrait. Continue reading

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22 March, 2015 | Category: patterns | Comment
Pedro the Chihuahua

All sorts of amigurumis

I made my first amigurumi, Sal the Cat, in 2006. Since then I have created over 100 amigurumis, all sorts of different animals from dogs to monkeys and from elephants to alligators.

All my amigurumis are variations of three different patterns. Continue reading

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19 March, 2015 | Category: inspiration, patterns | Tags: , | Comment
needlepoint pirate flag

Hulabaloo balai

If I told you that web design (which was my profession for over a decade) and some crafts techniques like knitting, needlepoint, ryijy and even mosaic have very much in common, would you believe me? Yes, it’s true: they all consist of pixels. They may be called stitches, loops or tiles, but they are still small, coloured, usually square-shaped dots. At least the patterns are always square-shaped, even if the final product is not. Continue reading

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11 March, 2015 | Category: inspiration | Tags: | Comment
Needlepoint Luna

Needlepoint Luna

Meet Luna, our cat – or actually a pixelated version of her. This free needlepoint pattern is based on Needlepoint Robo pattern, this time without electronics.
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4 February, 2014 | Category: patterns | Tags: | Comment
Needlepoint Robo

Needlepoint Robo pattern & instructions

Here you can find a free pattern and instructions for making a Needlepoint Robo.
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11 March, 2013 | Category: patterns | Tags: , | 1 comment
Robo

Needlepoint Robo

Needlepoint Robo is my embroidery project for e-embroidery workshop organized by Pixelversity, held at Pixelversity office at Helsinki Cable Factory on 17.-18.3.2012. The workshop explored the cossovers of traditional embroidery and electronics, combining crafting traditions with open design and DIWO (Do It With Others) attitude. Continue reading

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21 May, 2012 | Category: patterns | Tags: , | 20 comments