I have tried several different methods for making my work leap out of the canvas. Railroading, stitching slower and using different brands of floss, nothing seemed to work. It was the simplest thing that made my finished pieces look better to me. Using 3 strands of floss instead of the usual 2.
As you can see, railroading and using 3 strands of floss your piece looks a bit better. Of course you will use up more floss this way, but I find it makes up for the time you spend on the art.
Free Pattern of the day!
I am going to finish up this post with a free pattern of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! I remember racing home from school to catch this show, boy those were the days. Feel free to modify the border and omit the background coloring. It’s not for everyone.
These sprites were ripped from the SNES game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters. All images are copyright Konami.
If you stitch this please let me know with a picture of your finished work. I would love to show case them on my site!