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By June 11, 2011

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Peyote Pattern of Coco the Cat

Stitchboard.com is a web site that allows you to upload a photography or scan of an image and then turn it into a variety of patterns either for beading or other needlework crafts such as cross stitch, embroidery, knitting, and crochet. I played around with it a little and created a pattern in peyote stitch of my Calico cat named Coco.

The software on the web site guides you through the process and gives you choices such as the type of stitch you want (brick, peyote, square stitch, right angle weave, loom, and herringbone) and the type of beads you plan to use (Delicas or oval seed beads). Once you plug everything in and upload your image, you can preview it and make any changes you want. Then you can download it as a PDF or .gif. This is a free service, and you can learn more about it the Sitchboard.com Pattern Wizard site.

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June 13, 2011 at 12:38 am
(1) Rebecca says:

Thank you so very much for the link. I visited the site and used a post card image I had saved on my Paint Shop Pro. Then I went through all the simple directions posted on the site and chose a beading format.. My post card looked incredible in beaded form. I love it and can hardy wait to try our more photos and scans. Thank you for telling us about such a great and useful site.

GOD Bless,
Rebecca

November 26, 2012 at 6:06 pm
(2) Mikhael says:

Thank you for posting this link! What a great find! The only thing I would add is that switchboard uses Delica numbers that are no longer being made, requiring you to do a bit of fancy switch work.

January 13, 2013 at 9:14 pm
(3) Dee says:

thanks. this one is great. love it

May 31, 2013 at 3:23 pm
(4) Cherie says:

I have just converted postcard pics to bead patterns for a friend. This software is fab. I bought the Bead Creator a few years ago but can’t transfer if to this laptop. What a waste of money as this is every bit as good

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