FanStitch

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Name: FanStitch
Owner/Maintainer:
Dates: 02 November 2004 (site goes live) - 26 August 2005 (last update)
Type: Fancraft, Fannish Cross Stitch
Fandom: The Sentinel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Starsky & Hutch, Smallville, Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Xena: Warrior Princess, House M.D., Star Trek, Stargate Atlantis
URL: FanStitch [Dead link] (accessed September 28, 2019) archive link
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FanStitch is a site with cross stitch patterns based on art made by fans, for fans.

From the about section:

Like many fan-based enterprises, FanStitch came into being largely due to a combination of fannish obssession, an almost lifelong interest in creative stitching, and pure serendipity.

After many years of stitching other people's patterns, and occasionally my own, the time and interest I had for my various cross stitch and needlepoint projects took a serious nose-dive in the mid 90's. All because of one thing: a TV show called Due South. I became involved in the fandom in a huge way, began writing fan fiction and spent far too much time in front of a computer.

Time passed very happily, but eventually I left Due South fandom and after a "wilderness" period, I became as enthralled with The Sentinel as I had been with Due South. One day, I happened upon a site which had a rather lovely picture of Jim and Blair and their spirit guides.[1] Immediately, I thought 'that would make a great cross stitch pattern'. [...]

Even after this, it was nearly three years before the seed that was planted began to grow into a desire to provide good quality cross stitch patterns to the wide and varied group of people that makes up Fandom-at-Large.

FanStitch could not exist without the assistance and co-operation of the wonderful artists whose designs have been used as the basis for the patterns displayed on this site. Some patterns are my own design, but many are not.

The patterns are based on artwork by Jade, Elaine, Lupe, Suzan Lovett, Lorraine Brevig, The Theban Band and Karracaz.

References

  1. See the cover of Warriors #1 and the corresponding cross stitch pattern. (Accessed 30 May 2012)