Water Bros - PRobertson (part one of three)

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Water Bros - PRobertson (part one of three)

Postby glasnt » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:36 pm

http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments ... way_there/

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write up from http://glasnt.com/stitch/?p=33

Part 1 of 3, based on Paul Robertson's Water Bros design, this design is 32" x 20", created on 10-ct canvas using DMC tapestry half-stitch.

64,000 stitches total, this design took me 14 weeks to complete, using a customised tapestry frame.

Using the KG-Chart file of the image, I exported it in as high resolution as possible, and exported it into a image viewer on the tablet. Originally I had the entire design on the chart, but after a while, I realised that the main "major" colour, the sky blue, was too intrusive, so using KG-chart, I deleted the colour from the design. The resulting chart was much easier to work with, and less noisy.

Taking a standard 60cm tapestry frame I replaced the original dowel with 90cm lengths of the same diameter. Attaching 6cm wide lengths of scrap canvas using upholstery tacks, I was able to create the frame to accommodate a design up to 85cm wide.

Once the other panels, Grass and Fire, are complete, I will frame all of them in the same style. For storage, the Water panel is going to live in two pillow cases affixed with twine, with a few mothballs inside to protect it from being attacked while in storage.

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Re: Water Bros - PRobertson (part one of three)

Postby Pyper » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:46 pm

That looks really good, and with the other two it will be awesome :)
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Re: Water Bros - PRobertson (part one of three)

Postby RMDC » Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:13 pm

Ho-lee-crap. That's gorgeous.

Have you shown Robertson? 'Cause if I made a cool image like that, I'd go nuts-happy if someone turned it into epic needlework. :D
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Re: Water Bros - PRobertson (part one of three)

Postby ezsebeth » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:14 am

It's pretty cool :D

And an upvote for Reddit :p

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Re: Water Bros - PRobertson (part one of three)

Postby carand88 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:09 am

so much blue!!!! i would go bonkers. it looks amazing, though!! can't wait to see how the other two come out.

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Re: Water Bros - PRobertson (part one of three)

Postby starrley » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:59 am

I love water Pokemon! This is so amazing. I want it! :pika
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Re: Water Bros - PRobertson (part one of three)

Postby La Ptite Bete » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:32 am

Very nice Glasnt !
You haven't spent too much time for a so big project...
I love the colours !
I didn't know Paul Robertson's tumblr also, thanks for the link :)
Can I ask you why you chose to do only half stitches ?
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Re: Water Bros - PRobertson (part one of three)

Postby no_need » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:44 am

I love this! I'm really excited to see the other two as well! :grin:
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Re: Water Bros - PRobertson (part one of three)

Postby glasnt » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:41 pm

Thanks for all the kind words :)

carand88 wrote:so much blue!!!! i would go bonkers. it looks amazing, though!! can't wait to see how the other two come out.


Twas a lot of blue. I even had a special order for 3 boxes (30 skeins) of 7798.. and I have 9 left over :(


La Ptite Bete wrote:Very nice Glasnt !
You haven't spent too much time for a so big project...
I love the colours !
I didn't know Paul Robertson's tumblr also, thanks for the link :)
Can I ask you why you chose to do only half stitches ?

Half stitches in Tapestry wool on 10ct canvas works well, and I prefer wool. (The 14pt/floss alternative hurts my eyes too much :$ )

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Re: Water Bros - PRobertson (part one of three)

Postby Rozez1982 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:56 pm

OH wow! That is awesome! LOVE IT!

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