I’m a big fan of the site Uncommon Goods. As the name suggests, the company carries fun unique products. A few months ago, I was pleased to see a cross-stitch item advertised. I rarely see cross-stitching anywhere and greatly enjoyed it as a child. The site offers custom cross-stitched portraits for the staggering fee of $175-$225. I was shocked at the price. The designs, while adorable, were extremely simple.
Two of my friends, Nathan and Lara, were going to be married so I decided to make them a cross-stitch portrait to add to their wedding shower gift drawing inspiration from the Uncommon Goods portraits. The pattern I developed is shown below. (Click on the pattern to make it larger.) The bold lines represent backstitching and the triangles are French knots. The other symbols represent cross-stitching in different colors. If you choose to follow the pattern, any color may be used. I chose colors that matched Nathan and Lara’s wedding colors (pink and navy).
The project is about as easy as cross-stitching gets.
Time Requited: 2 Movies
Overall Experience: Excellent
The project was fast and simple. Nathan, Lara, and everyone at the shower loved it.