This is a fantastic package for designing your own cross stitch patterns. Its quick and esy to set up and use. The biggest downside for me was trying to chart from a scanned in photo, whilst the chart was clear and easy to read the automatic colour selections were quite a way of th eorigonal ... Read review
Jane Greenoff is a bit of a cross-stitch guru, and this CD-ROM is a collection of ... more
"motifs"--that's cross-stitch talk for templates-from Greeenoff's personal collection. There are over 2000 motifs in the library, arranged into subjects like flower borders, countryside images, geometric borders, and--for those that think cross-stitch is all about pretty, cutesy stuff--scary things.--Sandra Vogel
Cross-stitch guru Jane Greenoff features heavily on this CD-ROM, a cross-stitch pattern ... more
generator. You can use motifs (that's cross-stitch talk for templates) actually provided on the CD-ROM, or work with your own designs. You can draw directly into the software, or import an image of your own, such as a scanned photo or an image taken with a digital camera. As part of the importing process, the software will convert your image into a template ready for you to stitch into life. The pattern generator CD includes a tutorial with plenty of narrations by Jane Greenoff. This introduces the whole concept of cross stitch with information on stitch techniques, the different materials you can use, how to finish and mount your work and so on. The sound quality is not particularly good (it can sound as though Greenoff actually made the recording inside a dustbin) but there is plenty of information here. --Sandra Vogel
"This is a fantastic package for designing your own cross stitch patterns. Its quick and esy to set up and use. The biggest downside for me was trying to chart from a scanned in photo, whilst the chart was clear and easy to read the automatic colour selections were quite a way of th eorigonal photo. For example a black dog was charted in variations of dark purples. That could have been my scanner or more likely the software involved in the program.
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With the help of the latest computer multimedia, this program will not only guide you through the basics of cross stitch but will help you to create gorgeous designs to get you stitching today!Create your own cross stitch patterns with ease by placing color blocks, or black and white symbols on the grid to represent your stitches or import your own photographs, favorite paintings, drawings or clip art images. Then convert them into scrumptious cross stitch designs, with colors matched to your favorite stranded cotton or wool shade range to give you many hours of stitching pleasure.Containing over 1, 500 motifs, borders, and charts, this irresistible collection will inspire you to create practical ideas for your home. Combine motifs to produce samplers for all the rooms in the house or use the smaller designs for mini projects like birthday, anniversary or thank you cards.Over 20 videos will teach you about fabrics and how to select them, how to do a loop start, 3/4 stitch or tent stitch, and much, much more. Plus the tutorials include plenty of handy tips to help make things easier when you are stitching!
Creativity - Multimedia Authoring
Min Supported Colour Depth
16-bit (64k colours)
Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows NT, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows XP