Mirrors Edge Tattoo Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Mirrors Edge Tattoo Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan
Mirrors Edge Tattoo Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Title: Mirrors Edge Tattoo
Date Completed: September 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 18
Canvas: White
Colours: 1
Video Game: Mirrors Edge

This stitch actually started very differently. I often stitch sailor style tattoos based on games series, like pokemon, assassins creed and portal, and this started as one too. On my researching I came across the mirrors edge tattoo, and I was too captivated to do anything else.

Mass Effect Poster Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Mass Effect Poster Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

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Title: Mass Effect Shadow Poster
Date Completed: August 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 18
Canvas: Black
Colours: 2
Video Game: Mass Effect Trilogy
 
I’ve really been craving a good game like Mass Effect recently, and with a few sneak peaks coming from E3, what better excuse than to make a stitch devoted to it? I really tried to capture the loneliness you get when finally fighting the reapers at the end of the third game, just before your buddies show up to kick ass.
I also submitted this as an entry in the Sprite Stitch shadow challenge.
 

mass effect cross stitch gift
Ethan Jones first cross stitch for his friend Alex, proving that guys cross stitch too.

Shadow Of Colossus Shadow Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Shadow Of Colossus Shadow Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

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Title: Shadow Of Colossus Shadow
Date Completed: July 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 18
Canvas: White
Colours: 8
Video Game: Shadow Of Colossus

One of my all time favourite Sprite Stitch challenges was the shadow challenge. In particular, my friend PixelStitches did an awesome Shadow of Colossus piece. I’d been thinking about doing something similar for a while, so when I got an oddly shaped frame, I used the excuse.

No Man’s Sky Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

No Man’s Sky Logos Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

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Title: No Man’s Sky
Date Completed: June 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 18
Canvas: White
Colours: 3
Video Game: No Man’s Sky

E3 looked epic this year to me. A new assassins creed would do that on its own though. However the stand out winner was No Man’s Sky. My original idea was to do a landscape with the fun colours of the game, but during my searches I found this awesome logo ensemble was too good to pass up on.

Lightsaber Blueprint Embroidery by Lord Libidan

Lightsaber Blueprint Cross Stitch Embroidery by Lord Libidan

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Title: Lightsaber Blueprint
Date Completed: June 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Blue
Colours: 1
Pop Culture: Star Wars

After visiting the Pompidou Centre in Paris, I had an idea for an archaeological blueprint. Also resting in my mind was my recent sabre handle. Within a week I had researched, designed and stitched this piece. I also intend to extend this idea to larger scale projects.

Skyrim Dragon Priest Mask Iphone Case Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Skyrim Dragon Priest Mask Iphone Case Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

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Title: Dragon Priest Mask Iphone Case
Date Completed: April 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Plastic
Colours: 8
Video Game: Skyrim

Following a few cross stitched iPhone covers last year, I found a higher count version. I found a whole load of awesome stuff online that other people had done, but I couldn’t come up with anything myself.
Then, as random luck would have it, my friend BlackMageHeart mentioned dragons. And 3 days later, it was stitched!

Mr X Stitch Exhibition in Bedford

Lord Libidan's 3D Cross Stitch at the Mr X Stitch Exhibition in Bedford (source: mrxstitch.com)

Over the last few weeks I had been approached by Mr X Stitch to be featured in his first exhibition, in Bedford, UK. He was curating a contemporary needlework show at a pop up shop on the Bedford High Street.

The colourful exhibition in the BedPop shop featured sewn works from Bedford, and around the globe, and had pieces which range from the whimsical to thought-provoking but all display extraordinary skill with a needle and thread… Jamie (Mr X Stitch) has been working for two months gathering the pieces, some he sourced via his stitching website (www.mrxstitch.com), others have been submitted by the Bedford branch of the Embroiderer’s Guild.”

The Bedfordshire On Sunday
 

Lord Libidan's 3D Cross Stitch at the Mr X Stitch Exhibition in Bedford (source: mrxstitch.com)
Lord Libidan’s 3D Cross Stitch at the Mr X Stitch Exhibition in Bedford (source: mrxstitch.com)

Lord Libidan's Cross Stitch Transformers in window of the Mr X Stitch Exhibition in Bedford (source: mrxstitch.com)
Lord Libidan’s Cross Stitch Transformers in window of the Mr X Stitch Exhibition in Bedford (source: mrxstitch.com)

Skyrim Runed Lexicon Cross Stitch Cube by Lord Libidan

Skyrim Runed Lexicon Cross Stitch Cube by Lord Libidan

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Title: Runed Lexicon Cube
Date Completed: March 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Plastic
Colours: 4
Video Game: Skyrim

Having loved Skyrim, I really wanted to do it justice with a large scale stitch. Whilst I had done a phone cover, it wasn’t as epic as I wanted.
When researching threads I came across Kreinik’s holographic threads. It didn’t take me long to liken the shimmering threads to mystic etching, and so the ruined Lexicon cube popped right into my head.
Wanting to make it a little more interesting, the corner pieces are raised, and so is the middle ring on each side. The holds the centre circle, which can spin.