While bouncing around Google, I stumbled on Anime Stitching, a site for cross stitch patterns for anime characters. This site is dedicated to patterns of sprites, SD-like characterizations of anime characters that can be animated or static. And they’re really cute! If you’ve wanted to cross stitch actual, licensed manga characters, these fan created patterns are as close as you are going to get.
This site also has links to other sites that include patterns for other geeky interests such as video games and comics, and one site, by Littlemojo, has some great pokemon patterns and another site with some really nice Fullmetal Alchemist patterns. I really liked the Hohenheim of the Light pattern. The 1337xstitch site also has a forum for talking about works in progress and completed, as well as patterns you’re looking for. These sites are some great resouces. Check them out!
Next Tokyopop Webinar Announced
Tokyopop has announced it’s next webinar, and this time far enough ahead of time for people to plan for it! It’s in the evening this time, 7PM PST/10PM EST, on Tuesday, September 1 5PM PST/8PM EST on Wednesday September 2. It’s a better time though I’m going to miss the beginning. 5:15 is the best I can do getting home. East Coasters will have a better time of it. There’s nothing on worth watching at 8PM on Wed is there? Tivo it if you must! Otherwise, there will hopefully be some more good recaps around the mangasphere.
Continue reading This Week in Manga 8/22-8/28/09
Link found via twitter. Thanks aicnanime!
While reading and writing reviews of manga takes up a lot of my time right now, I do have some other interests outside of that. I’ve always been a crafty person, and I got into cross-stitch maybe 14 years ago. I like to stitch things that match my interests, so I have lots of fantasy patterns (dragons, unicorns, the zodiac, etc.), lots of cats, big and small, but nothing in the anime/manga range. I didn’t think there were any stitchers that would cross the two hobbies. Boy, was I wrong!
Manga Cross Stitch, originally named Manga in Stitches, over 100 designs and charts of original manga characters (for copyright reason, obviously). You can make quick pieces, or stitch a whole page, complete with lettering and sound effects! Why frame a piece of manga art when you can make your own! Don’t be limited by pens and pencils, when you can use so many different palettes of threads and stitches to put screen tone to shame!
The book comes with a CD that has all the charts available to be printed in any size you prefer. It is being sold in the UK through Amazon, as well as Amazon.com here in the US. You can find it at barnesandnoble.com also. Even if you can’t draw, you can still express the manga love!