Creation: a needlework chart for any craft

The random number generator picked Creation from the suggestions for this post, suggested by Katherine, one of my Patreon supporters.

I usually develop a complicated knitting stitch pattern for each word, but I also like to provide a basic chart for any craft that’s worked on a grid: beads, cross stitch, whatever. I also try to provide at least some digital art of the pattern repeated all over not as a chart. It doesn’t necessarily look like a finished object for any particular craft, but I just want to give a sense of it in use. (I try to make it look like knitting when it’s got floats short enough for easy stranded knitting.)

Creation: a needlework chart for any craft, by Naomi Parkhurst (sample image)
Creation: a needlework chart for any craft, by Naomi Parkhurst (chart)
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This is the binary encoding for Creation, though I turned it into black and white squares in a different way from what I do with all the other possible sets of number. Since binary is all ones and zeroes, I just changed each zero into a white square and each one into a black square, like this:

00011 10010 00101 00001 10100 01001 01111 01110


and then I put in line breaks at different points until I found a rectangle that I thought would make a nice needlework chart:


I rotated it halfway and then gave it mirror symmetry to make the final chart.