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Re: Super Mario World Map WIP

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:22 pm
by funkymonkey
benefields wrote:Is this stitch or embroidery? It looks fantastic so far. I like having outlines to make it feel like coloring once you start filling it in.


Thanks! It's cross stitch on 18ct aida. It's so huge that when I show the whole thing, it's hard to tell. I'll show some close-ups when I get to coloring. I think of it like a coloring book as well; get the lines in, then just years of mindless stitching :) Will still have to count a bit, but the outlines will help a lot. Do the hard work up front when it isn't as painful to pick out if I have to.

Re: Super Mario World Map WIP

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:41 am
by Krysta
Not a big update. Free time is precious nowadays. But progress is progress. I'll soon switch to another project of mine, because that's long overdue.
For now though, here's this.

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Re: Super Mario World Map WIP

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:25 am
by Firehawke
Yay for progress!!! Love seeing how you have your aida marked!

Re: Super Mario World Map WIP

Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 11:15 am
by funkymonkey
Pulled out my old WIP this week, and finished the left half. Since the last time I worked on it, I have gotten more sizes of Q-snap frames, so now I can build one that's the perfect size for this! Love my q-snaps; so light. I only feel comfortable using them if the entire stitched area fits inside though; I feel like it clamps too tightly and it could damage stitches if you had to clamp over them.

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Re: Super Mario World Map WIP

Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 3:09 pm
by yafashelli
funkymonkey wrote:Pulled out my old WIP this week, and finished the left half. Since the last time I worked on it, I have gotten more sizes of Q-snap frames, so now I can build one that's the perfect size for this! Love my q-snaps; so light. I only feel comfortable using them if the entire stitched area fits inside though; I feel like it clamps too tightly and it could damage stitches if you had to clamp over them.

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Your star map looks amazing! :nod

:clap: I have three weeks left until school lets out and then I'll be back onto the main map! Teacher is going to need a few extra men to make it through. :P :1up :1up :1up

Re: Super Mario World Map WIP

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:25 am
by Firehawke
Wow...this map is looking great!

Re: Super Mario World Map WIP

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:42 pm
by Jennuh
Awesome! I love the Star Map! I'm currently working on the Valley of Bowser map of this game & on my to do list is definitely that whole world one. :)

Re: Super Mario World Map WIP

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:33 am
by JemmaJ
WOW! That is amazing! I need to get myself some more Q-Snap pieces! I should have bought some when I was in the US this summer.

Re: Super Mario World Map WIP

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:37 am
by 3inches
Hey all! I'm loving the work, is everyone still going? Any completed pictures to show off?

Re: Super Mario World Map WIP

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:15 pm
by aimee
I just started on this this week :D I've been dreaming of doing it for 3 years now--I did Servo's Mario Through the Ages a couple of years ago, then the Mario 3 World 1 map, then a Zelda-related piece, and finished this up last week:
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I started on that maybe a week before my son was born... I had no idea how hard it was to stitch with a newborn around so I just finished it, I think 2 days after he turned 6 months old lol. I feel kind of unsatisfied with it... I had a lot of mistakes with knots that are obvious close-up but not really hanging on a wall, framed.

Anyway... this is going to be a fun project! Funny story, I was on Etsy looking for pre-dyed aida and unknowingly contacted funkymonkey on here (wasn't obvious by the shop name!). But after a lot of deliberation, I ended up buying a huge roll of aida myself and dying it on my own :) -- the color isn't quite as vibrant as DMC 3843... feels like it came out a shade lighter but it's close enough, that I feel like it works.

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I'm 0.02% done hahaha (also using a single strand of DMC 3843 along the bottom to mark a grid since I didn't feel like fabric pen worked very well... I plan on removing that once I'm done with everything.