3D Printed Cross Stitch Ring by Lord Libidan

Cross Stitch Ring by Lord Libidan
Cross Stitch Ring by Lord Libidan

Title: 3D Printed Cross Stitch Ring
Date Completed: December 2018
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: 3D printed ring
Colours: 1
Size: US 8 (UK P)
 
For my last cross stitch of 2018, I knew I wanted to do something small, but as it happens, I was FINALLY able to complete a project I’d been working on for the last 5 years.
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I’d always loved the idea of 3D printing, and I think many of my 3D cross stitches, such as my Transforming cross stitch were routed in, however I recently got the ability to print accurately on a 3D printer in high detail. I used this excuse to pull a simple ring design, and then edited it to work with a line of cross stitch, in 14 count.
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In order to do this I had to pull a small interior ring to hold the back of the threads (so they don’t stick into your finger), and align the holes in a specific orientation to ensure the needle would fit through. You can see these changes in the below image a bit clearer.
3D Printed Ring for cross stitch by Lord Libidan
3D Printed Ring for cross stitch by Lord Libidan

However the hard work didn’t finish there. I had originally made two ring ideas, one with a 18 count, and one with 14. Whilst I was able to stitch both, the 18 count one simply didn’t work (the holes were too big). This however, wasn’t something I count fix. The size of the holes needed to be large enough that the smallest needles I could find (size 10 sharps) would fit through using a sewing thread (not embroidery).
However, all that work done, it was a simple case of stitching it up, and wearing it. I might actually offer a limited run of these on my Etsy if anyone is interested…
3D File for Printing Cross Stitch Ring by Lord Libidan
3D File for Printing Cross Stitch Ring by Lord Libidan

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