“What’s the best way to support your art?”
Comment on social media! Share with your friends! Give me feedback. There’s a full list of ways to support me and my art. But honestly just letting me know what you think is SUPER helpful!
“What kind of materials do you use?”
It depends on the project! I generally use DMC brand threads but also have a fair collection consisting of Anchor, Cosmo, CXC, Weeks Dye Works, Threadworx, and Rainbow Gallery threads.
I use 14-count clear plastic canvas* for my keychains and the like. For keychains, I back the canvas with felt and stuff them lightly with polyester fiberfill.
When I do larger, framed projects I usually use half stitches over one on 28 count evenweave* fabric. I do sometimes use 14 and 16 count fabric as well. I’ve also started large quilt project on 18 count afghan cloth*.
“How long do these take to make?”
It really depends on the project. As an example, each Emote Keychain takes approximately 3-4 hours to stitch depending on the complexity. This does not include the time spent editing the image to reduce the colors and figuring out which thread colors to use. Large pieces obviously take longer. I stitch an average of 250 stitches an hour when not terribly distracted.
“Where do you get your patterns?”
I make most of my own patterns. I don’t share the emote patterns, as the emotes belong to their respective channel owners. Most of my other patterns are available on Etsy, Patreon, or both. There’s even free patterns on Patreon. I also wrote the Stardew Valley Cross Stitch Guide and Undertale Cross Stitch Book.
“You stream crafts… on Twitch? I thought Twitch was just for video games! Reported!”
Yes. Yes I do. Or did. On Twitch, artists may stream under the ‘games’ Art and Makers and Crafting. If you’re looking for more Cross-Stitch streamers, check out CrossStitch.Live
“When is your craft stream!?”
My schedule is currently all over the place. And I haven’t been streaming much lately. But you can follow on Twitter for announcements.