Sorry about the teaser the other day, I was just so excited that I had to share a wee bit. Here are the beginnings of my idea. I’ve been wanting to cross stitch into wood for a while, of course the thought of drilling hundreds of tiny holes (in a perfect grid formation) into wood does not appeal to anyone. Luckily, the workroom possesses a magical machine called a laser cutter. (That statement alone deserves its’ own post)
After a little computer fiddling, I came up with a few very simplistic designs. I hope to refine them much more. These wooden cross stitch pendants are tiny little canvases that you can stitch little designs or monograms into. How fun! I’m just learning about cross stitch patterns, so my first one is just a simple heart. If you look closely, you’ll see it’s not symmetrical.
In my cross stitch research, I came across the site, Radical Cross Stitch which is full of fun, modern cross stitching. I especially love the Banksy cross stitch. Hmm, embroidered graffiti…
Also, the Antique Pattern Library is a huge (free!) online resource for vintage needlework patterns, including knitting, crochet and embroidery. There are hours of fun there.
Of course, now my mind is racing with a thousand ideas and it’s keeping me up late at night!
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karyn i love these!!! i would so wear it!
i used to cross stitch when i was a kid and totally loved it! (except when you make mistakes which throws off the entire pattern).
i still have all my dmc skeins which are older than my younger siblings.
love love love these!!!
loves it! i noticed the pendant last night, but dared not say anything un-quilt-related, lest i fall behind in my project:) it’s a super fantastic thing though.
wow! such a great idea!!
karyn, you are pretty much amazing
wow those are really cool! I’d love to buy some off you (please email me!). Oh laser envy…
And thanks for visiting!
OH. This post has got me very, VERY excited! I’ve wanted to cross-stitch in wood for a while too and would LOVE to buy some blank canvasses from you if/when you sell them!
i am also interested in some canvases.
they are beautiful, even w/out the thread in them they look good.
sweeetness! go cross stitching!
i heart these.
They’re so lovely!
Ditto on purchasing blanks too!
That pendant is great! I would be interested in purchasing blank canvases as well if you decide to sell some 🙂
I love these so very much. You are a talented lady.
Tha banksy stuff is fun..I tried embroidered graffiti last summer with mixed success (a wee inside pocket in a clutch, here:http://toastneggs.blogspot.com/2008/08/winging-clutch.html
but your cool post makes me want to try again…
i wouldn’t have the patience for cross-stitch but i love yours!
very cool. i agree with michelle, monograms.
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Hey, fantastic idea! They’re charming!
So fun! Amazing what you can do with a laser cutter.
wow this is amazing! i love exploring new ways to cross stitch!
Ooh, I love it! I had been thinking of something similar, but also didn’t know how to execute it – bravo! LOVE
neat project! i would LOVE to purchase the blank pendants if possible. hope you’ll be selling them soon!
keep up the great work 🙂
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These are lovely!
I am a cross stitch designer and would love to purchase some of these for my designs if you ever sell them??
I desperately love these. Did you decide not to sell them? If you do sell them, I’m so there! Honestly, you could just sell the pendants and let people put whatever designs they’d like on them. I’m sure it would be a hit!!!
Are you going to be selling the blank pendents? That are super awesome.
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This is exactley what i need for my wedding, 10/2/10. Are these for sale…blanks? If so, I need about 40.
OMG – I would totally learn to cross stitch if you sold me some of these blanks!
Are you selling them?
I can also see great ptotential for BEADS!!! Love these!
I’m super late on this post, but did you ever end up selling the blank canvases? If so, please let me know! Love the idea. Thanks!
Please let me know if these can be purchased!