picassowary pictures
Long live Stalin! He loves you.Sing these words or you know what he’ll do!
the cat is a faster stitcher than me :(

the cat is a faster stitcher than me :(

mercurial-mind:

ethansembroidery:

picassowary:

Yay!
Huuuugely inspired by Gatchastitch's blackwork Pokemon!

Love the blackwork, especially used for the gas cloud!

This is amazing! I haven’t been into stitching long enough to know about any stitches other than cross stitch and back stitch so this blew my mind. Good job!

Blackwork can take a lot of prep, looking at fills and deciding on fills (I’ve spent several weekends putting together a library of fill swatches, but there’s always new ones and variations to consider and you have to think about how they’ll look together), and putting the fills into a pattern, but it makes for something extra special! :D

mercurial-mind:

ethansembroidery:

picassowary:

Yay!

Huuuugely inspired by Gatchastitch's blackwork Pokemon!

Love the blackwork, especially used for the gas cloud!

This is amazing! I haven’t been into stitching long enough to know about any stitches other than cross stitch and back stitch so this blew my mind. Good job!

Blackwork can take a lot of prep, looking at fills and deciding on fills (I’ve spent several weekends putting together a library of fill swatches, but there’s always new ones and variations to consider and you have to think about how they’ll look together), and putting the fills into a pattern, but it makes for something extra special! :D

I’ve gotten a few enquiries about this so: 

Yes, I can do commissioned cross stitch/blackwork.

I’m not going to give exact example prices for the above pictures because most of them were gifts and I’d feel awkward about that :x but they would range from about $40 to $200 for similar works, depending on size/colours/background/border/stitch type/pattern making.

Message me if you’ve got a question!

Yay!
Huuuugely inspired by Gatchastitch's blackwork Pokemon!

Yay!

Huuuugely inspired by Gatchastitch's blackwork Pokemon!

why am i making this happen
why

why am i making this happen

why

BIG DECISIONS TIME!

BIG DECISIONS TIME!

From one editor to another.
(I love semicolons, but I dread seeing them at work.)

From one editor to another.

(I love semicolons, but I dread seeing them at work.)

That poem also doubles as recently-enacted legislation enforced by the Sheriff’s Secret Police. Thank you, Mayor!

That poem also doubles as recently-enacted legislation enforced by the Sheriff’s Secret Police. Thank you, Mayor!

So here’s my little test to see whether I’d get on with blackwork. The answer is EVERYTHING WILL BE BLACKWORK FROM NOW ON.

So here’s my little test to see whether I’d get on with blackwork. The answer is EVERYTHING WILL BE BLACKWORK FROM NOW ON.

Are you ever going to sell your crafts?

I sold a couple pieces earlier this year! It’s tricky; everyone would love a piece but then they hear “it took me two weeks of evenings to make so even if we assume needlecraft is worth much less than minimum wage because I’m watching youtube at the same time that’s $10 by 21 hours plus materials” and their face goes a funny colour.

Very conservatively (and it’s not like I tracked how many hours I put into it), the Homestuck troll pieces are worth at least $10,000 each, for example. But of course I have no plans on selling them, Hussie’s no-selling stance notwithstanding.

Big versions: Prospit six and Derse six.

I did it. I beat Homestuck.

26/10/2010 to 14/12/2013. Each one is about 36 x 15 cm (14 x 6 inches).

Still considering a blackwork background but I’ve got some small projects I’d like to get to first.

12/12
the first rule of having-to-unstitch-nepeta’s-jacket-like-four-fucking-times-because-green-shades-are-difficult club is you don’t ask about it or i will cry

12/12

the first rule of having-to-unstitch-nepeta’s-jacket-like-four-fucking-times-because-green-shades-are-difficult club is you don’t ask about it or i will cry

Decided to get some linen and evenweave and, uh, I’ve doubled my stash today.

Decided to get some linen and evenweave and, uh, I’ve doubled my stash today.

11/12 (!!!!). Gotta love how the flash makes everything look better.
Thinking of some blackwork for the background? Hmm.

11/12 (!!!!). Gotta love how the flash makes everything look better.

Thinking of some blackwork for the background? Hmm.