Orchid: a needlework chart for any craft

The random number generator picked Orchid from the suggestions for this post, suggested by Lara, 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.)

Orchid: a needlework chart for any craft, by Naomi Parkhurst (sample image, drawn as if done as stranded knitting))
Orchid: a needlework chart for any craft, by Naomi Parkhurst (actual chart))
  • I’ve made the sample image to look like a colorwork border with stripes of plain color on top and bottom, but feel free to modify this as you please.
  • Designers, please feel free to use this in your patterns (no need to ask). I’d like credit but won’t be offended if people don’t give it.
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