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Make it Soft

I completed the SF0 task: Make It Soft, by cross-stitching another QR code:

"Make it soft," I read, and concluded:

This task must be softer: soft as mashed potato, soft as candyfloss, soft as a cuddly Cthulhu.

Like many other great and noble players who have completed this task, I turned to the softness of fabric and thread.

After learning to cross-stitch space invaders and Pac-Man ghosts a few months ago, I learnt to cross-stitch QR codes, by initially following some of the instructions from Instructables: QR code cross-stitch patch.


1. I used a QR Code Generator to create a QR code for this task:

qr%20code%20generator.png

2. I opened the file in GIMP and added a grid. Lining up the squares properly so it would fit in the grid seemed too difficult, so I created a new file with a grid and copied each of the square colours onto the new grid. I then printed out the new grid.

cross%20stitch%20pattern.png

3. I then got a piece of white aida cross-stitch fabric, and some dark blue thread (as I was lacking black), and started to sew a line at a time.

I started sewing it while at the Royal Festival Hall, in London. I was at a theladiesloos meet, and one of the people there was cross-stitching a bug, and the other was altering a zombie-related t-shirt so that it would fit her better.

A girl, a teenage girl, told me what I was sewing was cool.

A group of people started singing and I caught the word, "hell". I presumed they were singing a religious song, telling me I was going to hell, but no, it turned out they were protesting against Shell.


4. I finished sewing all the lines:

QR Code Cross-Stich

5. I then attempted to use ironable adhesive to stick it to a scarf. It fell off. I have now stuck some fabric glue on it also.

qr%20scarf.JPG

It does actually work as a QR code still. If someone scans my scarf with a QR code reader, they will end up back at the task to make it soft.

The task is now soft.

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