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Playing with Type: 50 graphic experiments for exploring typographic design principles by Lara McCormick

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giant cross-stitch type
Create a large-scale typographic piece
using a cross-stitching method.
M aterials:
- grid paper
- craft knife
- canvas and wooden stretcher bars,
or a prestretched canvas
- tapestry needle
- yarn
Pick your typeface and draw your pattern
on the grid paper. Make a reverse copy of
the pattern you just created. Draw your
grid and pattern on the back of your canvas
with a pencil. Mark all the X’s from your
reversed pattern.
Use the craft knife to poke a tiny hole at the
end of each X so that the needle will easily
go through the fabric when cross-stitching.
Stretch the canvas onto the wooden stretcher
bars (with the pattern on the back side of
the canvas), using a staple gun to attach
the fabric to the frame. Trim excess fabric.
Using the tapestry needle and yarn, start
cross-stitching from the back of the canvas,
making sure the X’s are visible on the front.
Make sure to knot each end of the yarn on
the backside so that the yarn is secure.
Project contributed by Jessica Decker.
If you loved this, you’ll love these!
Daily Reminders, page 162;
Fence Messaging, page 166
Cross-stitch
Cross-stitch is counted thread embroidery in which X-shaped stitches in a tiled
pattern are used to form a picture. The stitcher counts the threads in each
direction so that the stitches are of a uniform size and appearance.
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Cross-stitch details
Designer: Jessica Decker
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158 playing with type
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44
giant cross-stitch type
Create a large-scale typographic piece
using a cross-stitching method.
M aterials:
- grid paper
- craft knife
- canvas and wooden stretcher bars,
or a prestretched canvas
- tapestry needle
- yarn
Pick your typeface and draw your pattern
on the grid paper. Make a reverse copy of
the pattern you just created. Draw your
grid and pattern on the back of your canvas
with a pencil. Mark all the X’s from your
reversed pattern.
Use the craft knife to poke a tiny hole at the
end of each X so that the needle will easily
go through the fabric when cross-stitching.
Stretch the canvas onto the wooden stretcher
bars (with the pattern on the back side of
the canvas), using a staple gun to attach
the fabric to the frame. Trim excess fabric.
Using the tapestry needle and yarn, start
cross-stitching from the back of the canvas,
making sure the X’s are visible on the front.
Make sure to knot each end of the yarn on
the backside so that the yarn is secure.
Project contributed by Jessica Decker.
If you loved this, you’ll love these!
Daily Reminders, page 162;
Fence Messaging, page 166
Cross-stitch
Cross-stitch is counted thread embroidery in which X-shaped stitches in a tiled
pattern are used to form a picture. The stitcher counts the threads in each
direction so that the stitches are of a uniform size and appearance.
(Ray)
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playing with context and application 159
Cross-stitch details
Designer: Jessica Decker
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