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Ballad of the Wind Fish

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:20 am
by RMDC
"Ballad of the Wind Fish" from Link's Awakening! :D

I've been working on this off and on for a couple months now, but the idea's been in my head ever since I got the bug to figure out the tune on dulcimer a while back. It took a long time to find a decent set of sheet music to copy, and along the way, I discovered the B-flat clarinet transposition for my wife.

WARNING: all the sprites were constructed by hand in KG Chart. The colors are selected from KG Chart's list. They bear absolutely no relation to your floss selection. PLEASE eyeball the colors for yourself. I wish I knew how to add comments in a KG Chart file so that I could include this dire warning within.

FUNKY STITCHES: There are a few french knots. There's a ton of backstitching. I had to use the petite stitch tool to fill in the quarter and eighth notes, because some of them cross the grid line. A note's head takes up one square. If it's between the lines - a high C, for example - it's a normal stitch. If it's on a line - high D - then the stitch is vertically offset by half a square. It will make for some fun times, I'm sure. I don't know of a simple way to fix the situation. Sorry. :P My guide for making the notes was a Dimensions piece we had lying around; it had no EGBDF notes on the staff, naturally. I suggest backstitching around the quarter and eighth note heads in order to keep them in line with the half notes.

If you have improvements or suggestions, please drop them here! This is my next big stitching project, but as of this moment, it's untested.

Re: Ballad of the Wind Fish

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:21 am
by RMDC
And the PDF:

Re: Ballad of the Wind Fish

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:26 am
by blackmageheart
Looks lovely, and somewhat challenging! I wish I had the time to do this for myself, but I will look forward to seeing you or someone else doing it!
RMDC wrote:I've been working on this off and on for a couple months now, but the idea's been in my head ever since I got the bug to figure out the tune on dulcimer a while back. It took a long time to find a decent set of sheet music to copy, and along the way, I discovered the B-flat clarinet transposition for my wife.
It must be awesome in your house. :cool:

Re: Ballad of the Wind Fish

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:55 am
by rosey175
Haha, this is great! I love the way you did the score! I've never minded backstitching 'cause it adds so much awesome detail~
RMDC wrote:I wish I knew how to add comments in a KG Chart file so that I could include this dire warning within.
I'm not sure if older versions of KG have the comment section, but in mine there's a separate tab to add them in. They print out under the floss and chart info~
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Re: Ballad of the Wind Fish

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:22 pm
by RMDC
Yes, now I see the tab - if it had been a Like-Like, I'd be missing my shield. >.>

I suppose I'll include the comments if the file ever gets updated with more appropriate colors; ATM I'm getting ready for a road trip, so not enough time to fix. T_T

Re: Ballad of the Wind Fish

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:18 am
by CrazyCucco11
I love this pattern so much, it is definitely next on my list! i really enjoy backstitching, so the fact that it is a focal point of this piece is great! Very creative, and i think that you really summed up the whimsy vs realism of this game.

Re: Ballad of the Wind Fish

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:10 pm
by RMDC
Thank you for your kind words! You really made my day. :yahoo: I totally haven't checked in on this thread since my last post, so it was also a pleasant surprise to see that the files have been getting downloads. It's a shame I haven't made time for the piece myself. I'd love to try it out after I'm done with holiday presents for others.

I'm intensely interested in how the color selection turned out. If you make any changes, or otherwise feel edits are in order, will you keep me posted? I trust a fresh pair of eyes better than my own.

Re: Ballad of the Wind Fish

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:40 pm
by Pyper
This is a great piece of music. I haven't played the game but I just googled the song. So pretty :)

We should figure out a good music notation patterning. I did one with 3 stitches per line, which takes up a lot of space. Will be interesting to see how the half stitches turn out

Re: Ballad of the Wind Fish

Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:35 pm
by CrazyCucco11
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Just started working on this. i love the music in the middle, and would love to see more music-based patterns!

Re: Ballad of the Wind Fish

Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:51 pm
by RMDC
Wow! Three years on and someone still beats me to my own pattern. :P What cool fabric! What's the count? How obnoxious was all that backstitching? Do let me know if any of the colors need changing. I've abandoned KG Chart in favor of PC Stitch, so if there are any changes needed, I'll put out a new version in PAT format.