BOX TREE COTTAGE DESIGNS

A GALLERY OF PHOTO SERVICE DOGS







Judy
Cross Stitch Chart


A Hound called Judy

Judy is a delightful pale dog of mixed parentage. The challenge in converting this photograph for cross stitch was to make the image of the dog stand out for stitching. Deepening the colours on the dog helped a lot and I think Judy's natural charm speaks for itself.



Judy
Original Photo



Jade
Cross Stitch Chart

Jade

Jade lives in Scotland and I think she is one of the prettiest dogs I have ever seen. Her owner sent lots of lovely photographs and Jade looked enchanting in all of them - she's a natural film star. I discovered later that my client had rather rashly promised his daughter 1p a stitch to cross stitch this design - I hope Jade and I didn't bankrupt him.



Jade
Original Photo




Two Lurchers
Cross Stitch Chart

Two Lurchers

These two lovely lurchers live in Hampshire. They presented slight difficulty with the photo service design. The photographs were small and the dogs faced opposite ways. Their owner wanted them facing in the same direction. Technology came to the rescue.




Two Lurchers
Original Photos with lower dog reversed



Jack Russell
Cross Stitch Chart

Jack Russell

This smart little Jack Russell did what all dogs do when photographed - stuck its head towards the camera and made itself all out of proportion. However, the finished cross stitch chart of its head made a smashing little round picture which has appeared on many an advertisement



Jack Russell
Original Photo





Shih Tzu
Cross Stitch Chart

Shih Tzu and Boxer

These two dogs were early experiments in creating cross stitch charts by drawing straight on to the computer. I chose a boxer because we have had four of them in succession and are hooked on boxers. This is a big picture when stitched. I chose the shih-tzu because I like their cheeky faces - I had a work acquaintance who had several and they were all characters.





Boxer
Cross Stitch Chart



German Shepherd Dog
Cross Stitch Chart

German Shepherd Dog

This German Shepherd puppy was so cute that I thoroughly enjoyed turning its photograph into a cross stitch chart. The difficulty was in making its soft fur look fluffy - tiny zigzags in the outline went a long way towards achieving this.



German Shepherd Dog
Original Photo



Cairn Terrier
Cross Stitch Chart

Cairn Terrier

A fussy background rather spoilt the photograph of this charming little Cairn Terrier. However, a bit of simplification and putting the design into its round frame did the trick for this cross stitch chart.



Cairn Terrier
Original Photo



Irish Setter
Cross Stitch Chart

Irish Setter - Russ

In 1999 Best in Show at Crufts was an Irish Setter - but not this one, although the owner and all Russ's friends think he is very beautiful too. We couldn't decide which picture to use so in the end the client had both of them turned into cross stitch charts.



Irish Setter
Original Photo



Irish Setter
Cross Stitch Chart



Irish Setter
Original Photo



German Pointer
Cross Stitch Chart


German Pointer

This lovely German Pointer lives in Worcestershire and the photograph was comparatively easy to turn into a cross stitch chart - the better the photograph, the easier (and cheaper) the cross stitch chart is to do.



German Pointer
Original Photo



Golden Retriever
Cross Stitch Chart


Golden Retriever

There's nothing like a game in the snow so long as you are wearing a fur coat and don't mind getting your feet wet. This lovely golden retriever is ready for a frolic and we're sure her owner will treasure the cross stitch picture she (the owner!) has stitched from this chart.



Golden Retriever
Original Photo







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