In our first inspirations feature I wanted to bring you something different and out of the ordinary. I recently came across a fantastic designer who not only designs creative doctor who cross stitch patterns but also makes them 3D. We all know you can often run out of room to display all of your finished cross stitch designs but I think this would look great in any room whether you are a doctor who fan or not. It would also make an amazing gift that young or old would treasure.
I recently spoke with the designer Robin. She said [quote]I like to design patterns that are not just flat. There is only so much wall space and sofa space for framed pictures or pillows. That is why I am moving to the 3D stuff. I also like to make patterns that can be used on clothing (shirt patches, etc) or made into something else (phone cases, etc). I also like the geeks and fangirls/fanboys. I guess that is fairly obvious from my shop. Needless to say, I’m one myself and really design stuff that I like, or would like to have.[/quote]
Robin has always been an artist and craftsman and can’t remember a time when I wasn’t working on some sort of project in either fine arts or crafts. She graduated college with a degree in art, and went on to paint needlepoint patterns for Kappie’s Originals. When that wasn’t giving her enough variety, she began a career as a visual merchandiser for a major department store. She also designed and sold custom counted cross stitch patterns from photos (in the days before computers were commonly used).
[quote]I have been designing cross stitch patterns by hand since my teens. In recent years I have used the computer to speed the process and enable me to share my work with others. As a home schooling mom, I have also made hundreds of other items for babies and older children. Many of the items in my store were inspired by my kids. My daughter is an artist/craftsman as well, and will be sharing my store with me. As my life changes, so do my crafts and my store as well.[/quote]
Robin’s store is: http://www.etsy.com/shop/robinsdesign
pop across and have a look around. I know you will find some amazing cross stitch charts.