|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. 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.