Diamond wedding cross stitch

by Alison
(Scotland)

I have a 1950's black/grey/white/cream wedding photo that I am looking at stitching in cross-stitch. However I wonder if blackwork might give more clarity and definition.

Would it be possible to convert a photograph to a blackwork design in the same way as you can for cross stitch, as I have a computer program for the latter. Any advice would be appreciated thanks.

Alison

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Diamond wedding
by: Alison

Thanks Alura sounds complicated for my simple brain cell. Might have to rethink this project another way. rgds Alison

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Might have to do it by hand
by: Allura

Hmm...I don't think it would be easy for a computer program to convert. You could try converting it to cross stitch and then replacing each chunk of color with a different fill pattern. Or, maybe trace the outline of any major shapes in the photo (people, cake, bouquet, etc) and then pick a fill for each area?

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Diamond wedding
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the advise Valerie am still looking at best way to do this project, not sure about facial details & getting the likeness right.
Alison

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Diamond wedding cross stitch
by: Anonymous

Alison, I would put the photo into your program. Then outline heavily all the differently shadowed areas where you would want the blackwork to shift to another design density. Then you will need to choose a lot of different blackwork patterns based on how heavily they cover the cloth.
Good luck, it sounds like a great idea!
~Valerie

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