Sunday, March 18, 2012

Doggie Doings

My pals over at Heritage Crafts asked me to come up with some cute dogs for them to use for cross stitch designs.
It's interesting and challenging designing images that will be reproduced in cross stitch. The resolution of the final image can be as low as 11dpi. Yes, eleven dots per inch. I think the average Heritage kit is 14dpi, which can still be quite unforgiving for twiddly images and any fine detail can be lost in converting a design. Heritage do amazingly well with most of my stuff and manage to be quite faithful to the original. Here are some recent images, two of which I finished today. I don't know if or when they'll appear at a craft shop near you, but I can let you know when I find out.
These have all been produced in watercolour. The largest being 'Double Trouble at around 5"x7".

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