When I was young, I used to see my mom cross stitching different pictures over the years and figured this must be what old women (she was in her 30’s at that point) do to pass the time.
I soon found out that this in fact wasn’t the case and learned to have a great appreciation for the ‘embroidering arts’ after receiving a framed picture of an awesome medieval castle.
That notion was recently solidified again after seeing Imgur user amythelamey’s Metroid Samus shirt, which features the alien blasting character of the popular NES game.
Amythelamey started her shirt by first computer-generating a pattern with each pixel representing on stitch. She then used it as template on the canvas that was stitched directly to the shirt. The tricky part was getting rid of the waste canvas, which was cut away thread by thread very carefully without damaging the cross stitching.
Samus isn’t the only videogame character she has cross stitched to a shirt — Pikachu, Sonic the Hedgehog and Charizard have all found a place on one t-shirt or another and all look as incredible as her Metroid shirt.