Cross stitch on photo

Nowadays, high-tech and continuous automation, handicraft is very, very appreciated. The pictures embroidered with a cross bear warmth and sincerity in themselves. And if these pictures modernize and bring in some kind of originality, then the creation is generally above all praise. It is about cross stitching on a photograph or picture. The basis is taken not ready-made store schemes, and for example, a portrait in the photo, from which an embroidered picture is made.
In order to get the scheme, it is enough to send a photo of the desired work on a specialized site and it will be transformed into a scheme for embroidery and sent to e-mail. You can, of course, make this scheme yourself in a special program, but here you need special knowledge and skills and a lot of time.
After receiving the scheme you need to print it.
print schemes

Then cut the sheets and connect them. I don’t make them into a common big scheme, they get worn out very quickly and it becomes inconvenient to work with them. Connect fragments.
Connect fragments

Next step. I select the canvas.To make the portrait more realistic and similar to the original, it is best to choose a canvas from number 18 and above. In this case, the embroidery will be on the canvas number 18.
Canvas stretch on the hoop to avoid sagging.
Pick up the canvas

The next step is the selection of threads. I use DMC floss cotton. The scheme is accompanied by a palette of colors with numbers of skeins of thread. It remains only to buy the necessary colors.
thread selection

Then I find the approximate middle on the canvas and on the scheme. I determine what color to start embroidering. I am threading a needle. The needle should be with a rounded end so as not to tear the canvas. And do the first stitch, securing the thread from the wrong side. The knot is not made, the thread is fastened by itself.
I make the first stitch

I am dragging on well so that the thread will not disband later.
Good tightening

I'm starting to sew crosses. I make stitches from the bottom left corner to the top right. The needle goes to the wrong side. From the wrong side comes out in the lower right corner and enters the upper left.
I'm starting to sew crosses

And so I embroider each cell, according to the scheme.
I embroider every cell

according to the scheme

After a certain amount of time, the figure will already be visible.
a picture will be visible

When the embroidery is finished, you need to wash the finished work in warm soapy water and steam it from the wrong side.
The portrait is ready!
Cross stitch on photo

Such portraits or any thematic embroidered pictures from the photos can serve both as decoration for your own apartment, and as a wonderful gift that everyone will be happy to receive.

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