From Pixel Stitch RPG
Guild Agility
Class Druid
AlignmentTrue Neutral
Exp 1600
  • Founding Member
  • Skills
    Stitch Speed+1
    Pattern Design+3


    Completed Quests

    Quest Turn-in Details
    Color SwapEnui ColorSwap.jpg14 count Aida, 3 over 1; Pattern from an unknown issue of amagazine
    Color TheoryEnui ColorTheory.jpg(Top to bottom) Anchor 94, Anchor 92, Anchor 96, DMC 725, Anchor 314
    Design: Inspired by ColorEnui Design InspiredByColor.jpgGeometric Knotwork Biscornu; inpired by own color palette. PDF available!
    Unique TechniquesDiscovered a Tutorial for:How to make a Cube 'toiletry' Bag
    Stitch SpotEnui StitchSpot.jpgMy corner of the sofa.
    Stash SystemDiscovered organization inspiration:Chinese thread book I discovered Zhen Xian Bao (literally: needle thread pockets), also known as Chinese Thread Boxes. They are booklets/folders with multiple layers of boxes that fold flat into envelopes, made of paper, to store embroidery threads. It's a traditional folk art practiced by women of Miao and Dong minorities in some areas of South West China.
    Revisit a UFOEnui RevisitUFO.jpgI meant to work on an actual abandoned cross stitch project but, well, that didn't happen. Something I did work on, and it is in a way cross stitch related, is an SVG Tracery twitterbot. It needs a few more finishing touches, and a proper @ since crossbot was already taken, but I got it to a point where I am quite happy with it.Bot Twitter
    Take InventoryTook inventory of their stash:Fabric Inventory with Airtable So far I have been using Stash Cache on my phone, to keep inventory of my thread, but felt it was a bit limiting. I had never heard of Airtable before so I decided to give it a try and so far I like it a lot! I took the occasion to catalogue my fabric stash, since I had gotten a couple of grab bags with several small pieces.
    Scissor SoireeEnui ScissorSoiree.jpgAll the scissors! Well, not all. A few are in storage because not used. Starting from the pink on top: embroidery, gift from Singapore, awful paper ones that live in the packing paper drawer, multi blade for chopping herbs, generic ones that live in the kitchen for everything, kitchen, zigzag, fabric, decent paper ones living on my desk, generic smaller ones living in the entrance, old ones, snipping ones for seeing, compact one for moving, another embroidery, in the middle: tiny lovely Japanese one I received as a gift. I'm sure I forgot some.
    International StyleTraveled the world and discovered:I've been jumping between tags until I found something that caught my eye, Chio Blanche is a Mexican artist, on her instagram there's a lot about dyeing with natural products and embroidering flowers (which are things that she teaches courses about) but also inspiration from Mexico. One of the things that caught my eyes is this cross stitch inspired by the traditional iconography of textiles from Santa Ana Tlacotenco, Ciudad de México, that she later turned into a traditional blouse
    Artist Studies: Ink CirclesEnui Studies InkCircles.jpgLast minute start thanks to insomnia, October 2007 freebie. I love Celtic knotwork and it was really interesting to me to see how many different approaches the designer used! Spaces, no spaces, outlines, gradients... I also appreciate how encouraging she is toward people changing colours and making it their own. I started stitching this with variegated thread without realising how much more work that would be, and part of it needs frogging because I miscounted, so I might just start over. 2 over 1 on 14 count Aida
    Blackwork ResearchResearched Blackwork and discovered:I had picked a blackwork pattern the day before the quest was announced, and I'm sticking to it, but since it has already been shared, I am going to share something different. Not long ago I was explaining blackwork to a friend and what came out is that it can be like vector drawing (an image created from lines) but also like dithering, creating shades from limited palettes by playing around with the density of the pattern, and I thing this blog post does a great job of illustrating that
    Bewitching BlackworkEnui BewitchingBlackwork.jpgYet another in progress DnD blackwork! I love how it's coming together but stitching on black takes more effort and I made a few mistakes so I'm behind. I went for 2 over 1 on 14 count Aida to make the variegated thread pop and it's working! I was curious about the double running stitch technique, but since I went for variegated, I am using backstitch.
    Petite PatternsFound a small pattern to stitch:I had ideas but they're not turning out the way I hoped so I went in a different direction, since it's mostly done, I have all the materials, and I want to stitch it anyway: one out of four HONKS
    Speedy StitchingEnui SpeedyStitching.jpgStitching white on white was a bit more challenging than usual so I did it twice. Three colours, 48 stitches (plus backstitch): white took me 18m 30s for an average of 2,6 stitches per minute and 157 per hour (rounded up). Backstitch took an additional 10m 45s. Black went slightly faster despite a small mistake, at 17m for stitching and 9m 30s for backstitch, for an average of 2,8 stitches per minute and 169 per hour. Pattern is my own and will be published on my Tumblr as soon as I'm happy with it.
    Specialty StudyFound a tutorial:I want to learn to do French Knots because they'd be useful in a pattern I've designed. I have bought this book some time ago and I haven't used it yet, so I plan to use this and maybe also try a few other stitches. The book was inexpensive and it has nice, large, clear illustrations.
    Specialty PracticeEnui SpecialtyPractice.jpgI have a pattern that requires french knots, but I wanted to practice a bit before, in case I messed up. So I came up with my own design that I plan to turn into an ornament, featuring 41 french knots (there were 51 one in the first version. 2 over 1 on 16 count Aida.
    Design: Seasons StitchingEnui Design Seasons Stitching.jpgI wanted to make a tutorial for finishing this but I messed up the first try, and I rushed the second try so that I could mail it to a friend, so no pictures. Oops. Lots of french knots! I kinda got to like them, even if mine are way from perfect. Enjoy.
    Needle Minder ManiaEnui Needle Minder Mania.jpgMy quest turn in
    Something SpecialEnuiSomethingSpecial.pngSulky petites, two strands over 2 on 22-count hardanger fabric. Both bought on whim, had been sitting there for a while so I took the chance to use both.
    Fabulous FabricEnuiFabulousFabric.jpgI tried to take an a e s t e t h i c picture with carefully arranged fabric and failed so you get my bag of fabric

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