Category Archives: blast from the past

Greenland: a needlework chart for any craft

A long time ago, I encoded the word Greenland as both lace and a needlework chart as suggested by Ron, a Patreon backer. I didn’t really have a good routine in place for the needlework charts at that time, and had trouble even choosing a chart I thought was best from the possibilities. But now I’ve picked one I like a lot and came up with a layout I think shows it off well.

I don’t know that I’ll do something like this for all of my oldest needlework charts, but here’s a proper chart that has repeat borders in it, written instructions, and also an image showing how the pattern looks when it’s repeated.

I did make one small change in where the chart repeats because it was easy and I like it better.

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Equinox: a needlework chart for any craft

A long time ago, I encoded the word equinox as both lace and a needlework chart. I didn’t really have a good routine in place for the needlework charts at that time. I don’t know that I’ll do something like this for all of them, but here’s a new post for the Equinox needlework with a proper chart that has repeat borders in it, written instructions, and also an image showing how the pattern looks when it’s repeated.

I did make one small change in where the chart repeats because it was easy and I like it better.

While the chart is dark on light, I made the illustration light on dark because the word equinox evokes a night sky for me (even though that’s not really what the equinox is about). I’ve included a dark on light version at the end of the post in case that’s something that matters for you.

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Stitch flashback: skulls

New content is still on hiatus while I work on a big project. Instead, since we’re coming up on Halloween, I’m going to link to a stitch pattern I made that accidentally looked like skulls. (By the way, the human tendency to see random images as faces and so on is called pareidolia
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Looking at older posts

There’s a thing on Twitter, and probably elsewhere, where people post on Thursdays about things they were doing in the past. I’ve been thinking recently that I have a bunch of older posts I enjoyed making that I made when my blog audience was much smaller.

Throwback Thursday seems like a good excuse to share them. I hope you’ll agree!

Back in 2012, I did a whole series of posts on picking out color schemes from photographs using a range of computer tools. Here’s a link to the first; the whole set can be seen using the color exercises tag. (There’s some other posts on color as well.)