29 March 2011

A general update...

It's been a while and my apologies for taking so long to update. I had a lot going on with starting work and getting things squared away for Grad School, that I just lost so much motivation to work on some of my projects. My hands had been hurting too, so I had to try and take a break from the stitching for a little while. But, since I didn't want everyone to think I fell off the face of the Earth, here is a little work-in-progress update. I know, I broke my general policy of only posting finished pictures, but this one is taking way longer than anticipated.

Slowly but surely this masterpiece (or maybe I should call it a disasterpiece?) is coming along. I am rather proud of it. Take a look!
Now, whoever told you heavy metal and embroidery don't go together was lying to you!

If you don't know what it is supposed to be, I feel sorry for you because that means you have never had the wonderful opportunity  to listen to Slipknot! :) (Although I guess it depends on with whom you talk, because my mom would probably think you were lucky for having never heard Slipknot). Slipknot is one of my favourite bands and have been for quite a while now. I've been listening to them since I was 12 *so about 1999 or so...* and I felt there was no better way to combine my love for their music along with my talents in stitchery. With that being said, I worked my tail off sitting in front of the computer pixelating the CD cover, and looking up the colours that pattern maker suggested with a colour chart. After I played around with it a little ways, the Slipknot cross-stitch was born.

How and why I came up with the idea, I'm not sure. I just remember learning how to stitch with Nancy and asking her if it was possible to convert a picture into a pattern because I had the idea of turning this album cover into a cross-stitched tapestry. She said that it probably was possible, but she didn't know why I wanted to do it. For the life of me I don't know why I wanted to do it either, but it looks pretty awesome, even though it's much more work than I ever envisioned! Keep in mind, I have been working on this for over a year! ;)

** Vol. 3 Subliminal Verses Design is copyright of Brittany Grasser at Kveldulv Designs. Pictures are my own. **


  1. Just stopping by to say you are BADASS. Can't believe how much work you are putting into it. Freakin awesome.

  2. Thanks! That comment totally made my day! :) My goal is to have it finished by the end of this year.