Nintendo 64 Micro Console Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Nintendo64 Micro Console Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Nintendo64 Micro Console Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan
Title: Micro Nintendo64 Console
Date Completed: June 2017
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Plastic
Colours: 13
Game: Nintendo, Pokemon Stadium & Legend of Zelda
 
I recently saw some awesome retro adverts for the SNES in a Japanese magazine and just fell in love with how they were sold. This idea floated around my head for some time, and I had a play with the idea when I made my 3D arcade cabinet cross stitch and it gave me the enthusiasum to create another 3D project, a super small console. The Nintendo64 jumped into my head, and I started planning based on a pixelated controller I had created some years ago. As it developed I also decided to include 2 controllers, and 2 games; Pokemon Stadium and the golden Legend of Zelda cartridges (using metallic threads, following the success of my gold Zelda cartridge cross stitch).
 
Once created I wanted to create a design close to the original advert that inspired me:
Nintendo64 Micro Console Cross Stitch japanese advert by Lord Libidan

Golden Zelda Cartridge Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Golden Zelda Cartridge Cross Stitch

Golden Zelda Cartridge Cross Stitch
Title: 24 Carat Zelda
Date Completed: January 2017
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: White
Colours: 9
Video Game: Zelda
 
DMC recently came out with a 24 carat gold thread to celebrate their 270th Birthday. Whilst the price for a full skein of thread made from actual gold was super high, I was able to get my hands on a very limited quantity. It wasn’t large at all, but I looked around at what other people had done with it: nothing. In fact, due to its cost they kept it whole and didn’t use it. So I decided that I would stitch with mine and be the only person to do so.
 
I had a think what would be important enough to warrant gold thread being used, and after throwing a few ideas around I knew that the thing I had to stitch, HAD to be the most well known gold object in video game history; the Zelda golden cartridge. There are also some non-24 carat metallic threads in there from both Kreinik and DMC, but part of this cartridge is pure gold.
 
This project inspired me to use gold thread again with my micro Nintendo64 cross stitch cartridges.

Zelda Dangerous Alone Shadowbox Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Zelda Dangerous Alone Shadowbox Cross Stitch

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Title: Dangerous Alone
Date Completed: April 2015
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Plastic
Colours: 11
Video Game: Zelda

In all my video game stitching career I’ve never stitched anything Zelda related. Whats that all about?
I’ve tried creating a 3D depth image before without success, and realised I needed something a lot smaller scale. I figured, what better than the classic “Dangerous to go alone!’ scene?