Animated Stitchin’


I’ve long been fascinated with the concept of animated needlepoint, and in fact made a video a while back that explored some ideas on making a stitch guide  “come alive” by turning it into a sort of MTV video.

Above is a short animation from the multi-talented Nina Paley that illustrates how animation can apply to embroidery.

If this sort of stuff interests you — in particular, exploring complex stitchwork designs that are meant to be executed by actual robots! — I recommend you check out her PaleGray Labs site.

© Erin McGrath and, 2012 – 2016


About Erin

Owner of Needlepoint Land, LLC. Professional in the field for more than 15 years, during which I have managed and/or worked with various high-end needlepoint shops. I enjoy teaching both beginners and advanced stitchers, and have created numerous stitch guides, with speciality thread selections, for in-store customers and private clients. I maintain contact with an extensive network of needlepoint vendors, custom artists, and, most importantly, reliable, high-quality finishers. I look forward to hearing your comments on my blog!

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