Designing your own free cross stitch design is easier than you think. You can be a cross stitch pattern maker and transform your photos or original artwork into cross stitch patterns.
When you develop a chart from a pre-existing work, you are making derivative artwork. Copyright holders own the rights to derivative artwork as well. If you are not using your own photo or artwork, please check that what you are using is public domain. For more information, read about the Idea-Expression divide on Wikipedia (opens in a new window).
Make a chart If you are computer savvy, you can develop a chart yourself. Or there are software packages that you can buy.
Regardless, you need to select a photo or artwork with good contrast. The process will limit the color palette, so subtle shading disappears.
This software is compatible with Windows®. It will convert your photos to charts and makes it easy for anyone to be a cross stitch pattern maker.
The PC Stitch Pro Cross Stitch Software-Version 7.0 allows photo conversion, the creation of pattern libraries, and the insertion of text or borders.
Whichever method you use, you'll soon become a cross stitch pattern maker so can design your own projects!
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