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Houdini Portrait Cross-Stitch


Yesterday, I told you about the great new cross-stitch kit called Miss Woolly’s Mini Cross-Stitch. I think I’ve been so obsessed with cross-stitch these last couple of weeks that it’s now most of what I’m seeing. I think, though, that even without that predisposition to seeking out cross-stitch, this amazing Houdini portrait in cross-stitch would have caught my eye. She Fights Like a Girl created this incredibly intricate piece as a birthday gift for Teller (yep – as in Penn and Teller!) She details how she created the pattern and how long it took her to painstakingly stitch – with single strands of floss – the Houdini design on her blog. I hope she was able to hand deliver it as she wanted to!

6 thoughts on “Houdini Portrait Cross-Stitch

  1. Sarah Ennals says:

    If you enjoy cross-stitch based on photography, may I also suggest you look at the work of Colette Whiten (full disclosure – she was one of my teachers at art school).

  2. SFLAG says:

    Thank you Rachel (and CRAFT) for the kind words! It was definitely a project of love, and I do believe I left a significant portion of my eyesight on the canvas. Now that it’s gone public, I really have no choice but to give it to Teller myself, do I?

  3. samsstuff says:

    This Houdini cross stitch has got to be the coolest cross stitch I’ve ever seen! Hope Teller likes it. Well done, She Fights Like a Girl.

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