January 25, 2011

Geeky Cross Stitch

So, I'm sure you've seen the fantastic Locutus of Borg Serenity Prayer cross stitch around the internet lately.  If you haven't, click the link.  It will make you happy.  I've seen a few other pieces of geek themed cross stitch, but I had no idea just how much there was.  I clicked through pages of fandom inspired designs, space chart needlepoint, and so much more.  It was hard to pick favorites, but these nine designs are especially awesome.

No Atlantis is Too Underwater or Fictional - This sampler about Atlantis is from Steotch, the same creators of the Star Trek Serenity prayer sampler.  These are just a couple examples of the funny offerings you can find at their site and Etsy store.

Han Shot First - I love that this design has the feel of many Amish needlepoint works I've seen while talking about one of my favorite space pirates (don't make me choose between Han and Mal).  This is actually a pattern you can purchase.  Click the link to visit the designer's Etsy store.  You'll find everything from Godzilla to quotes to zombies to Harry Potter.

Dr. Horrible - If you are my kind of people, these words immediately get the song from Act II of Dr. Horrible stuck in your head.  It would be worth hanging up in your house just to see who recognizes it!

iPod - I like when technology inspires cross stitch.  Needlepoint has been around in some form for thousands of year, and now we use it to emulate new gadgets.  It's a great... something.

Zelda Map - This map from Zelda took the stitcher four months to make!  Four months!  Most of my craft projects die sad, dusty deaths under my desk in about a month.  Click to view the image bigger so you spot all the details.

Dalek vs. R2-D2 - I'm not sure who would win in a fight between these two.  It's a good thing the Dalek is sending love vibes to my favorite droid.  This stitcher has an extensive gallery of nerd themed embroidery.  Just follow the link!

Mario & the Princess - Simple and adorable.  The end.

Lara Croft - Though the setting is reminiscent of a 1970s needlepoint pattern, something is out of place.  What could it be?  Oh, probably the gun-toting video game femme fatale Lara Croft.  This kitschy design is by Becky Schaefer.  It's not her only Croft-centric work either.

Home is Where the Lego Is - Not only is home where the Lego is, but if you have enough Legos with you, you can build a home.  That might take more Legos than any one person can carry, but it does inspire me to make a Lego travel pack.  Then I'll always have a tiny piece of home with me.

Now I feel like digging out my embroidery hoop and stitching.  We'll see if anything actually comes of that.


  1. Yup, definitely singing that song in my head now. I'm also envisioning a matching one, with cute little angels...

    Never did learn to cross stitch. One of those many crafts I always meant to learn but never did. Great collection you found here!

  2. Eleni - That would be adorable. It's easy to learn, though I have trouble with remembering to count stitches sometimes.

    Julie - It is so cute!

  3. Have you ever checked out Subversive Cross Stitch? It is kind of offensive, but always funny. I know that you love of the Lord...of the Rings might enhance your distaste for the salty side of language, but it is funny anyway. Your work is great, geek on!

  4. I hadn't heard of them! They have hilarious patterns. :D

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