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Cross Stitch Hiei by Jazzcat-27 Cross Stitch Hiei by Jazzcat-27
This work was not originally mine for I received this old cross stitch from my old nanny last year. She picked up this unfinished work from her neighbor's dumpster. It was almost finished for it only lacked the white part in his hair. If only the original stitcher could have finished her work years ago. As always, this work did not fit completely in my scanner.

So to do her justice, I have managed to used over a spool of white thread. The remaining had go for a slightly different white color but looked the same.

At first glance of the fabric, the stitcher used a light blue 11-count fabric which the edges were taped in masking tape 1 centimeter wide. As for how the threads were sewn, she probably went for 6 counts of thread per needle which really is thick that it looked like a tapestry carpet. So I had to emulate that thickness and used a thicker needle with a bigger hole which is why I've ran out of white thread so easily.

I imagined that the stitcher used many spools of threads to achieve that look even though there were a few colors used here.

So here is a masterpiece honored to a friend who worked so hard on this work many years ago.
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stickfigureparadise Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's awesome that your nanny picked this up. Did she know who the character was?
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Pinkbun17 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Wow, thanks for fixing it up and posting it! :)
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saber4734 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Not an anime I am familiar with but you did good work.
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itachiuchiha897131 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
[link] ^^ i looooveeee it!!!!!!
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missy-tannenbaum Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, this was just in a dumpster? That's a really interesting story, and it looks good completed, too! Finishing someone else's work must have added meaning to the piece, too.
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DawnMLC Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good job on this!! :)
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