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Links to some of the most popular cross-stitch software programs available for PCs.

 

Pattern Maker for Cross Stitch

http://www.hobbyware.com/

PatternMaker also has a Yahoo Group you can join and participate in all discussions concerning work with the PatternMaker software by Hobbyware.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PatternMaker/

Murphy's Designs is a site that offers videos on how to make the most of your PatternMaker Program

http://www.murphysdesigns.com/pattern_maker_videos.htm

PC Stitch by M & R Technologies, Inc.

http://www.pcstitch.com/Default.aspx

Mark Miller of M&R Technologies explains the concept of sizing an import (the size jump that occurs when you go from pixels to stitches).

A pixel on most monitors is usually in the area of .01 inches. On a 14 count cloth, a stitch is about .07 inches. Since a stitch is 7 times as big as a pixel, a picture that looks about 5 inches wide on the screen would have to be done on a 35 inch wide canvas.

PCStitch now has PCStitch Pro

http://www.pcstitch.com/PCSPro/PCSPro.aspx

PCStitch also has a forum where you can interact with other stitchers that use PCStitch products.

http://www.pcstitch.com/Forums/default.asp

* new  Stitches 1.0 (Mac)

http://www.stitchesapp.com/

 

 

Cross Stitch Professional 2003 from DP Software

http://www.dpsoftware.com/

 Easy Stitch 
System STFM/STe. Falcon and TT compatible but not enhanced
   

http://www.netkonect.co.uk/tachyon/flopshop/stitch/stitch.html

 

Stitch Craft

http://www.stitchcraft.com.au/

Easy Grapher

http://www.easygrapher.com

X-Stitch Studio   (Windows and Mac)

http://www.ursasoftware.com/

Stitch Crafts Gold (Windows and Mac)

http://www.compucrafts.com

Digistitch

http://www.digistitch.com

Stitch Painter  (Windows and Mac)

http://cochenille.com/stitch.html

PM Stitch Creator

http://www.stoik.com/hobby/stitch/

Seeker Software

http://www.seekersoftware.com/seeker91/ArtCraft/artcraft.html

Design your own photo quilts, plastic canvas, beadwork and mosaic projects!

ILSOFT-Stitch R-XP

http://www.ilsoft.co.uk/content.aspx?page=PROD476:

PixelStitch - Links on the Home page have a wealth of information.

http://www.sirhopsalot.com/pixelstitch/indexmainpix.htm

PixelStitch also has a Yahoo Group for those that wish to ask questions andget expert help with their PixelStitch software.   http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pixelstitch/

Photo to Stitch    from Semco

 marketed throughout Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and Europe.

http://www.semco.com.au/products/stitchaphoto/index.htm

From Focus MultiMedia you can obtain these programs

CrossStitcher Card & Pattern Maker

Jane Greenoff's Cross Stitch Designer

Jane Greenoff's Ultimate Cross Stitch Pack

Royal School of Needlework

http://www.focusmm.co.uk/shop/home.php?cat=109

 

 

Free Programs

Stitch

This program is windows based and  a work in progress with continuous updates.  Wonderful effort by the developer who needs to be commended. There are also a variety of free patterns sent in by users of the program. Perhaps you would like to create a pattern for Stitch too.

http://www.dsv.su.se/~henrikbe/stitch/index.shtml

 

KG-Chart from Keiji Ikuta Labratory

http://iktsoft.com/

Offers a downloadable stitch program and  a very interesting look at the complexities of designing a cross-stitch program from scratch.

KXStitch

KXStitch is being developed for Linux using KDE/QT.

http://kxstitch.sourceforge.net/index.shtml

 

Instant Photo to Cross Stitch Designing

without Software   (needs internet access)

MyPhotostitch.com offers a free design maker from your image

http://www.myphotostitch.com/Make_Pattern/Make_Pattern.html

Pic2Point offers free chart generator that turns your photo to cross-stitch pattern and printable chart.

http://pic2point.com/

Dark Lilac offers a image to chart generator to create your own cross-stitch chart

http://www.darklilac.com/upload.jsp

Crossstitch.com offers a free Caption Maker

http://www.crosstitch.com/fontform.html

Patterns For You offers a free program for beaders and cross stitch

http://patternsforyou.com/en/index.html

An alternative that may be helpful are transparent grids which correspond to fabric counts, such as the product at this  link-

http://www.transgraph-x.com/index.html

 

Other software of interest

          Glass Eye 2000 by Dragonfly Software

               the premier software for stained glass design

             http://www.dfly.com/index.html

 

             Knotworker

                  Create your celtic designs

            http://www.davehall.force9.co.uk/goldcup/software/index.htm