designing a logo in cross stitch

I am trying to put a design onto aida square and can't get it to work out as I don't have a pattern to follow. Can you suggest anything I can do?


Carol answers...

Congratulations on giving this project a go. Cross stitch design isn't difficult but there are a couple of different ways to tackle it.

If you are only going to do the occasional design then graph paper and coloured pens or pencils are perhaps the best things to use. However, you may just find that you get the bug like I did, and then you could progress to a software package.

If you are sticking to paper and pens try to find a transparent graph paper or have a grid printed onto acetate so that you can lay it on top of the logo or original picture and see through it. Decide which colour is showing in each square and using the relevant colour pen mark that on your pattern. Continue in this manner until the whole design is coloured in on your new chart.

A logo is definitely easier to chart than a photo as there are likely to be fewer colours in the design.

Most of all have fun!

Regards,

Carol

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