Fat Sonic Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Fat Sonic Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

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Title: Dr Robotnik
Date Completed: October 2012
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 16
Canvas: White
Colours: 13
Video Game: Sonic The Hedgehog

Not happy with just my Dr Robotnik stitch, I also made a sonic one too! But none of that boring copying a sprite, no, I choose to take a sprite from a fan’s game, Fat Sonic, which is based on the theory that if Sonic actually ate all those rings, we would be HUGE! This is his last state of fatness.

Pokemon Battle! Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Pokemon Battle! Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan


Title: Pokemon Battle!
Date Completed: August 2012
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 16
Canvas: White
Colours: 29
Video Game: Pokemon

I’ve always thought the one (and there is only one) problem with the pokemon games is that the battles could’ve been more like the anime. Well, I went about making it.
This is ash and pikachu verses Gary oak. Made up of sprites from the original games, and the FireRed and LeafGreen rereleases.

I’m in Creative Crafting Magazine!

creative crafting magazine august 2012 featuring Lord Libidan (source: issuu.com)

This month has been a bit hectic for me, for a super secret reason I can’t get into right now, but lets just say it has something to do with a fully licensed and published book 😀

But it doesn’t just stop there!

I was also featured in the fairly new Creative Crafting online magazine thanks to my friend Mr X Stitch.


You can check out the magazine over at their website and don’t worry if its no longer August, you can check out the back issues!
 
I’ve now been published quite a few times. Check me out in:
Fine Art Cross Stitch Kit
Emoji Cross Stitch Kit
Star Wars Cross Stitch Kit
Star Trek Cross-Stitch: Explore Strange New Worlds of Crafting Book
Disney Classic Cross Stitch Kit
Mr X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch book
CrossStitcher Magazine (twice)
CrossStitcher Designer Stitches Magazine
CrossStitchCrazy Magazine
& XStitch Magazine

I’m in the Cross Stitcher!

The Cross Stitcher 300th Edition Cover featuring Lord Libidan

My good friend Jamie Chalmers, aka Mr X Stitch, was interviewed for the June issue of The Cross Stitcher, and he mentioned me in his top 5 artists! You can’t get a higher honour than that can you?

If you want to find yourself a copy, you can buy it on Wednesday! Or you can buy it online too!
 
I’ve now been published quite a few times. Check me out in:
Fine Art Cross Stitch Kit
Emoji Cross Stitch Kit
Star Wars Cross Stitch Kit
Star Trek Cross-Stitch: Explore Strange New Worlds of Crafting Book
Disney Classic Cross Stitch Kit
Mr X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch book
CrossStitcher Magazine (twice)
CrossStitcher Designer Stitches Magazine
CrossStitchCrazy Magazine
& XStitch Magazine

Space Invader QR Code Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Space Invader QR Code Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

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Title: Space Invader QR Code
Date Completed: March 2011
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: White
Colours: 2
Video Game: Space Invaders

This was inspired by a recent exhibition in London where I got to show some of my work. Along with it was a QR code by stitchFIGHT, a genius embroiderer. It was such a hit, I just had to have a go. It’s very similar to stitchFIGHT’s code, but I took it to the next level. And it works too! Have a try.

3D Transforming Soundwave Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Soundwave Transforming 3D Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan in robot form

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Title: 3D Transforming Soundwave
Date Completed: March 2012
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Plastic
Colours: 6
Show: Transformers
 
After doing my optimus prime transformer cross stitch and jetfire transformer cross stitch, people started to notice me. I was in a few magazines and people were visiting my site. This came with a few requests for other patterns, and the majority of them were for a new transformer; Soundwave.
 
I created a rough pattern, but came across an issue; the tapes. Soundwave has a series of transformers that fit into the cassette deck on his chest, however due to the scale I’d used in the previous transformers the size of the tapes was tiny! Thankfully I was able to work them out and created two awesome transforming cross stitch tapes; ratbat and laserbeak.
 
Once I worked that out, I felt a little more relaxed so tried to make it have a few special accessories; two batteries that fit into his back that convert to a cannon on his shoulder and a gun on his arm.
 
I am also planning on making a starscream, and might try my hand at megaton, although he is going to be EXTREMELY hard to do…
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You can buy this pattern, and my other transformers on my Etsy shop, so go have a look!
 

Fan made transformers:

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Pokemon Home Sweet Home Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Pokemon Home Sweet Home Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

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Title: Pokemon Home Sweet Home
Date Completed: January 2012
Design: FingerPricks
Count: 16
Canvas: White
Colours: 4
Video Game: Pokemon

I just fell in love with this pattern as soon as I saw it. Its simplicity, and how it looks back at the traditional sampler (Which before this I hadn’t yet done) yet plays on the pallet town pokemon reference. I knew I had to stitch it, and I also knew it wouldn’t take long. I was slightly delayed however when I started stitching my christmas pokemon half way through it.
You should all check out FingerPrick’s website and etsy. Although most of her stuff isn’t video game related, its still got a load of good contemporary cross stitch.
You can download the home sweet home pokemon pattern for free from a previous post too! Aren’t I nice?

3D Transforming Tapes – Ratbat & Laserbeak Cross Stitches by Lord Libidan

3D Transforming Tapes - Ratbat and Laserbeak Cross Stitches by Lord Libidan

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Title: 3D Transforming Tapes – Ratbat & Laserbeak
Date Completed: November & December 2011
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Plastic
Colours: 5
Show: Transformers
 
With a transforming Optimus Prime cross stitch under my belt, and a Jetfire cross stitch too, my next big challenge was Soundwave. Unlike the other two however Soundwave created his own list of problems; but there was one big one. The tapes.
 
To anyone unaware, Soundwave has a series of smaller transformers that fit into the cassette deck on his body. Making tapes shouldn’t be too hard, however in order to keep Soundwave in scale to the others, it gave me very small tapes indeed. Before I could attempt the robot, I had to tackle the tapes first. So I picked Ratbat and Laserbeak.
I also intend to make the rest of his tapes; Buzzsaw, Rumble & Frenzy.
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It turned out these worked perfectly! I was then able to create the 3D transforming cross stitch Soundwave, and these tapes fit perfectly.