I’m starting to work on stitching instructions for two ore of my rugs. And I have questions for my readers.
I’ve been using StitchWiz, a Windows program, for my stitch diagrams so far. This is a complicated process since I’m on a Mac. My husband has a Mac as well and runs a virtual version of Windows so I can work on it there, take a “photo” of a stitch or motif, and then send it to my computer to use in my instructions.
Earlier this month, Barbara Bergsten had a blog post about how to do stitch diagrams using Pages – the word processors from Apple. Here’s is a link to that post http://createneedlepoint.typepad.com/create_needlepoint/2012/07/steps-to-make-a-needlepoint-stitch-diagram-in-pages.html I thanked Barbara for posting this and I’ve been playing with this new knowledge. I would like your feedback please.
There are 2 diagrams listed below – on the left is StitchWiz and on the right Pages. I know that StitchWiz looks better, but could you work from diagrams done in Pages just as easily? I could get the new instructions done much faster if I can do everything on my own computer but I don’t want to make it harder for those who want to stitch these rugs. Please comment and let me know. Thank you very much!!