Retro Video Game Trio Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Retro Video Game Trio Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Retro Trio
Title: Retro Video Game Trio
Date Completed: February 2010
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Black
Colors: 7
Video Game: Pacman, Space Invaders & Dig Dug
 
I sort of fell upon this idea by accident, after my last stitch, but apparently quite a few people like it, so I can’t complain 😛 After my Space Invader Pacman Ghostbuster cross stitch I realised just how similar in size the sprites were. Up to this point I’d put all of my own patterns on one file, and so I had a lot of sprites mixed together. I started splitting them out, and after realising that my future Fire n Ice cross stitch project wasn’t the same size of the others, I started trying random other games. In the end, I picked my three favorite 8-bit games.
 
I was planning on doing another for different games originally, I planned for Galactican, Racer X and Asteroids, however after making the pattern, and coming up with loads of other options, I never got around to stitching it. However, I did make the retro 8bit cross stitch pattern available with over 50 different combinations.

Original Ghost Buster Pacman Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Pacman The Original Ghostbuster Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Original Ghostbuster
Title: Original Ghost Buster
Date Completed: February 2010
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Black
Colors: 4
Video Game: Pacman
 
The original Ghostbuster, and the original Lord Libidan pattern. This was my first ever pattern. In fact, I had only stitched three projects in total before this. Being a Manbroiderer, or male embroiderer, I really wasn’t loving all the cute cross stitch patterns out there. To me, they were bland, and frankly not worth stitching. But I also loved cross stitching. So I had to decide, was I going to make the patterns, or give up stitching?
 
The fact that you’re reading this probably means you know the outcome, however, I designed and stitched up a pattern. It was based on a T-shirt I saw, although simplified considerably.
 
This is where the story of Lord Libidan started. I wanted to show off my creation and found the SpriteStitch website. In turn, I needed a user name and picked Lord Libidan. There, I found a whole community of people that were like me, and that wanted to cross stitch things that weren’t boring and cute. In fact, I ended up stitching a SpriteStitch banner cross stitch for the website too.