I recently posted a ton of awesome videogame cross stitches, but these are by no means the full extent of geeky cross stitches. This set may not appeal to gamers as much, but the projects are equally nerdy and just as intricate. Whether you prefer Star Wars, Keyboard Cat or Twitter, there’s certain to be something here to tickle your geeky side.
Fans of the British series The IT Crowd will instantly recognize Flickr user a440’s depiction of the the characters from the show’s intro, as well as Roy’s catchphrase, “Have you tried turning it on and off again?” Craftster’s forums are always filled with excellent examples of geeky crafting, but when user Jessii shared two years of projects, it was hard to choose the best of all of her works. While her pieces featuring characters from Rocko’s Modern Life, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Futurama and Cowboy Beebop are my favorite, but I highly recommend clicking on the link to check out the whole post. Over on the Sprite Stitch forums, user Liquid Karma (aka Deviant Art user Karma Pudding) shared a huge collection of her past projects which include the Megaman project seen in the videogame stitching post, along with these depicting characters from Futurama, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Full Metal Alchemist and the Star Wars inspired “Come To The Darkside We Have Cookies” (if you like that one, be sure to check out the similar shirt in the Neatoshop). Sprite Stitch user Bamiyan is yet another Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan and his Donatello cross stitch is yet another great take on the characters. While this piece by The Autumn Society looks like it might belong in the videogames post, Rainbow Brite and Strawberry Shortcake are most certainly cartoon characters. There’s also a similar piece on the post with two Care Bears fighting it out. If you like Pokemon, you’re sure to enjoy the cross stitching works of Deviant Art user Skyregabbro. There are plenty more at the link, but I chose Pikachu to display since he’s my favorite character.
Computer and Internet:
If you’re familiar with the song, then just seeing this “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” cross stitch seen on Steotch is certain to get it stuck in your head. These guys also did a great job turning the TSA protester “if you touch my junk I’ll have you arrested” meme into a nice wall hanging, and they also seem to have trolled their own family Thanksgiving dinner by leaving out a cross-stich pattern with all of the unsuspecting relatives around. If you had any doubts, the husband-wife team at Steotch do seem to be the masters of the cross stitch meme. If you love Keyboard Cat then you’re certain to appreciate this great depiction of him by Julie of Subversive Cross Stitch. Here’s a cross stitch a lot of geeks will find unbelievably useful. Just hang it above your desk and whenever someone bothers you about a computer issue, just point to the beautifully stitched sign. If it looks a bit familar, that's because Flickr user vonkrankipantzen was inspired by a similar shirt found on Think Geek.
Where there is geekery, there is Star Wars and bombastitch’s “Han Shot First” cross stitch pattern is a perfect way to start your own geeky cross stitch project. If you prefer a good Han quote over a quote about Han, then this project by Craftster forum user Zhad_Squad might be more up your alley. When you like to mash up your science fiction favorites, this R2D2/Dalek love scene by Flickr user Krupp is the ultimate in robot crossovers. Flickr user Stitchfight’s xSTITCH collection has a great collection of movie and comic inspired projects including this glow-in-the dark Iron Man, Alex from Clockwork Orange, and Rorschach. While there are a lot of talented cross stitchers in this article, this Logan’s Run pillow by Flickr user Kiddy Amunda is probably one of the most intricate. Even if you don’t care for the film, it’s hard to ignore the skills needed to complete this masterpiece.
Classic Cross Stitch Themes:
If you like cross stitches with the classic Serenity Prayer but still wish they had more flare, then choose your side: Star Wars or Star Trek. Both pieces are by our meme-loving friends at Steotch. If you prefer the old classic “home is where the heart is” projects, but your heart is a little more geek-oriented than most than perhaps you’d prefer the Xbox controller version by The Domesticated Scientist or the Lego version by Flickr user Softsarah.
Cross Stitch Art Projects:
Flickr user Pichu71 created this QR code for her brother-in-law’s birthday. It reads “Joyeux anniversaire Hatim,” which means “Happy birthday Hatim.” By now you’ve seen plenty of awesome cross stitches on the blog, but none are quite as unique as this cross stitch animation by Holly Klein.
Maggie and Mildred from Holly Klein on Vimeo. Now it’s you turn guys. Share any projects you’ve made or get cracking on your own geeky crafts for National Craft Month. I can’t wait to see what you’ve got.