DescriptionCreator Project Guidelines »
This listing is going away on August 1st. Beginning then, all commissions will be handled via auction.
NOTE: This listing is available, but requires information from a separate form. Once you have filled out the form in the link below, a project will be created for you. This is to streamline the process, and eliminate as much confusion as possible. Please follow the steps on the following page:
There is a minimum project fee of $50, regardless of size. Catalogue items are priced as-is. Other sizes are available, but may be charged at different rates.
Fully hand-stitched tapestry art, ranging in dimensions from iron-on patches to poster-sized wall art. Catalogue pieces are set sizes and options, at fixed-rate prices. See charts below for full information on sizing and time options.
Image conversions are pieces which use an existing image as the base. Conversions will not be 1:1, and some difference in colour and loss of detail will occur. Buyer must own full usage and distribution rights to any provided image. If the buyer does not have a specific image in mind, I have a wide variety of stock resources at my disposal. There is no licensing fee for the buyer when stock is used.
Drawn bases are +$60. This fee may be waived from Size A pieces consisting of simple headshots. Fully-rendered art which is shrunken to fit will still be charged this fee.
Items are waitlisted after purchase, for a duration of time relative to size. Waitlists start at 10 days for Size A, and increase by an additional 10 days for each size increase. Custom items not adhering to catalogue sizes may be waitlisted according to the nearest match.
Full vs Partial Coverage
Due to the increased difficulty and materials cost of partial coverage, there is no discount for items where the fabric shows around the design. Partial coverage pieces may see a shorter work period, based on size and complexity. This is not a guarantee, as all pieces are different.
I get asked occasionally if I can do embroidery as well. The simple answer is yes.
The long answer is that I'm already doing a specific style of embroidery, and chances are you're asking about surface embroidery. In simple terms, cross stitch is to pixel art what surface embroidery is to vector art. Surface embroidery is the style of decorative embroidery you will often see on pillow cases, napkins, etc.
Surface embroidery pieces are available. The pricing is $50 project fee + $5 per colour or skein.
At this time, I do not offer thread painting.
Not all pieces are available in all fabric options. This may be due to limitations of the fabric itself, or to my own supply. Some fabric can only be purchased in bulk, and if a piece is requested with such fabric, and I am out, there will be an additional fabric order fee.
Dyed fabric (partial coverage only)
Shipping (US addresses only)
Framing and other finishing options
Finishing options are offered for most pieces. I do not offer professional framing, as the insurance and weight of such items astronomically inflates shipping costs.
Available options include:
- Wooden Hoop: $10
- Canvas Stretching: $25
- Board Mounting: $25
- Inset Framing: $35
- Throw Pillow: $50
- Wall Scroll: $30
Otherwise, the fully-stitched loose fabric will be sent to you, to do with as you please. Fabric has wide margins on all sides. Framing is not available for pieces on plastic canvas.
Wooden hoops can be painted or stained at no additional cost. Depending on options and availability, inset framing may be painted or stained, or simply purchased as is.
Add any of the following to your piece. Flair is a one-time-per-item fee that is not applied on a per-page basis. In most cases, you are paying for the additional labour, as many of these items are extremely difficult to use. The Diamond Paint option may add an additional 1-2 months, and is required to be paid in full before the project begins, as the supplies are ordered in from overseas, and I do not keep a large stash on hand.
The charges on the floss are largely due to the increased difficulty in working with the materials, as many of them easily fray or fall apart during work. With the exception of Variegated floss, which is difficult to use for its own unique reasons, all special flosses are made of different, usually synthetic fibres, that may add extra time to the completion of a project. This extra time will be reflected in the estimate provided to you.
- Variegated Floss - $5 per colour
- Étoile (subtle glitter) Floss - $25 fully glitter | $5 per colour for small embellishments (fully glitter may not be able to achieve shading)
- Metallic (glitter) Floss - $25 fully glitter | $5 per colour for small embellishments (fully glitter may not be able to achieve shading)
- Glow in the Dark Floss - $5 per colour
- Black Light Floss - $25 fully black light | $5 per colour for small embellishments (fully black light will not be able to achieve shading)
- Satin Floss - $25 fully satin | $5 per colour for small embellishments (fully satin may not be able to achieve shading)
- Beads - $25 fully beaded | $5 per colour for small embellishments (fully beaded may not be able to achieve shading)
- Plastic Canvas (size limited) - $5
- Magnet - $5
- Pixelate (Draw Over) - $25
- Diamond Paint It - $200 (Full Coverage only. Size limited)
The Pixelate option is for small designs that might not work well enough as conversions, but don't quite warrant a fully-drawn base either. With this option, I take the supplied image and doctor it up to make it work better with the conversion process by eliminating excess detail and enhancing detail where necessary.
Some very small projects can be done without the $50 project fee. These are very small patches, needleminders, and baubles. These are charged at $15 plus shipping. Flair can be applied at the usual rates, but please note that not all flair may be compatible. These projects are limited in size to no larger than 30x30 stitches, or an equivalent area. Please specify that you are requesting a "Tiny Project" when placing your order.