Creating Stitches for the Stitch Library

To make a custom stitch or cable you can follow these instructions.

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Creating Custom Stitch Icons
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To create a custom stitch we recommend making the images with a canvas size of 64x64 pixels. If you want to make your images scale well and use transparency we recommend using Inkscape (www.inkscape.org) to create SVG icons. If you want to make your stitch icons match ours, we use a stroke width of 8.0 with round joins and caps.

Intwined Pattern Studio also supports .png, .gif, and .jpg image formats and you may use any image manipulation application you're comfortable with. Please note if you use jpegs they will not have transparency and will not support colors behind the stitches when used in a chart.

If you are making a cable you will need to make one image (64x64) for each cell that the cable should cover.

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Adding A Custom Stitch
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Before you make a custom stitch or cable, you may want to watch this youtube video that demonstrates how to add custom stitches to the stitch library.

1.Create an image for the stitch or you can re-use our images if you'd rather.
a.If you're creating your own images open your favorite drawing application create a new image with 64x64 dimensions (Using Inkscape under "File" >> "New" there is an option called icon_64x64)
b.Draw the stitch.

2.Go into Intwined Studio, into the Stitch Library and create a new stitch using the "Add Stitch" button. Give the new stitch an abbreviation. Fill in any other information you want for that stitch.

3.Click on the "?" that is currently displayed as the Icon. Click on "Add Icon" in the dialog that appears and import the icon for this stitch.

4.Select the icon for the stitch.

5.Click "Ok" out of the dialog and the Stitch Library when you are done.

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Adding A Custom Cable
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Before you make a custom stitch or cable, you may want to watch this youtube video that demonstrates how to add custom stitches to the stitch library.

6.Create an image for the stitch or you can re-use our images if you'd rather.
a.If you're creating your own images open your favorite drawing application create a new image with 64x64 dimensions (Using Inkscape under "File" >> "New" there is an option called icon_64x64)
b.Draw the portion of the cable that should show up in the first cell.
c.Repeat (a) and (b) until you've drawn the whole cable.

7.Go into Intwined Studio, into the Stitch Library and create a new stitch using the "Add Stitch" button. Give the new cable an abbreviation. Fill in any other information you want for that cable.

8.Click on the "?" that is currently displayed as the Icon. Click on "Add Icon" in the dialog that appears and import the icon for this cell of the cable. Repeat until all the icons have been brought into the library.

9.Select the first icon for the cable.

10.Click "Add Cell" and add the next icon in the new cell that appears. Repeat until done.

11.Click "Ok" out of the dialog and the Stitch Library when you are satisfied with the results.