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World Map Cross Stitch, Old World Style by Laridian World Map Cross Stitch, Old World Style by Laridian
This took ~36 weeks to complete.  I took a picture of it every week to keep track of my progress.  The completed image is about 15"x18" (38.1 x 45.75 cm) and got triple-matted and framed and is now above the mantel.

Stitched on Aida with DMC thread.  Also used gold beads (which you can't see because they're on light brown stitches) and blending filaments and gold metallic thread.  I cut down the sides from the original, because after 36 weeks I was ready to be done. XD  Also the sides were just more of the bottom border, and that was deadly dull as it was.

I really enjoyed the more colorful bits and the backstitching.  Probably the last big project I will do in needlework for a while, though.  This was completed in July 2012. 

If you really want to see a weekly-update set of pictures, go here for a huge stitched image of them all.  It's really big.
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Given 2014-02-15
World Map Cross Stitch, Old World Style by Laridian suggester says A wonderful cross-stitching work with such amazing detail! Simply fantastic! Well done! ( Suggested by Beyond-An-Anomaly and Featured by Brookette )
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smidgetpepper Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Love it! Where can I find the pattern? :)
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:iconlaridian:
Laridian Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!  This was a kit by Janlynn, "Olde World Map", from a design by Diana Thomas.  You can use your own fabric but the kit comes with Aida, beads, thread and gold metallic strands.

I don't know if it comes pattern-only.  Good luck!
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smidgetpepper Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Thanks :)
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Holy crap...that is one MASSIVE project!
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:iconlaridian:
Laridian Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D  Yeah, it was.  It was a huge undertaking and I'm really happy how it turned out.
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Arulein Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
I love old maps, this is awesome. The detail is gorgeous.

Please accept this llama as a token of my appreciation.
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:iconlaridian:
Laridian Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :D  And have a llama in return!
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GrimmUlquigrrrl Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Beautiful! You are fantastic. You must have so much patience! Really well done. 
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:iconlaridian:
Laridian Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! :D  It took a long time but it was well worth it!
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:iconyarngirl:
yarngirl Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is a beautiful piece of work!
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:iconlaridian:
Laridian Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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delta7Xx Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
woah, nice work! there must have been very large amounts of time and effort going into this thing...
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:iconlaridian:
Laridian Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!  Yes, it was several hours a week for 36 weeks.

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delta7Xx Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
that's a LOT of work... and why and how the heck am i writing in italics?
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:iconlaridian:
Laridian Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's put everything in italics since I got the DD.  Maybe they forgot to close a tag?  I can't get it to stop! ^^;;
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delta7Xx Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
DOH! even my secret anti special font technique didnt work X3
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CloverDoe Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014   General Artist
:wow: Great job :clap:
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:iconlaridian:
Laridian Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconpereyga:
Pereyga Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks really cool!
And so much work o.o
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:iconlaridian:
Laridian Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!  And yes, it was. :D
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:iconpereyga:
Pereyga Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :)
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Savingkii Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
this is great
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:iconlaridian:
Laridian Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you~!
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Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely incredible amount of detail here! Beautiful work! Congrats on the DD! It is very well deserved!
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:iconlaridian:
Laridian Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconwildphoenix22:
Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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TruthisTruth Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! :clap:
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:iconlaridian:
Laridian Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you~!
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TruthisTruth Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
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KutkuMegsan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
I love it!!!
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:iconlaridian:
Laridian Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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KutkuMegsan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
your welcome ^_^
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:iconrooboid:
Rooboid Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Gosh, that looked exhausting to do, but fun. :> Congratulations! :heart:
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:iconlaridian:
Laridian Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!  It did take what felt like forever, but I'm very glad I did it. :)  I especially liked all the little characters and scenes on the borders!
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Ianuarius85 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it is beautiful
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:iconlaridian:
Laridian Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
AhhhhmmmmmMAPS!
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:iconlaridian:
Laridian Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Which reminds me, I have to find and post about the other one I've done :)
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oooh, you should! ^o^
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:iconlaridian:
Laridian Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Took me a while but I found & posted it!

Here's the other map:
laridian.deviantart.com/art/Hu…
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Great!
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SuperEdco Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Most excellent, congrats on creating such a wonderful piece! I bet you could even sell a nice scan of it as a print (because I sure would get one)
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ebenbrooks Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG, this is awesome! :)
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:iconlaridian:
Laridian Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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Toonical Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. This is beastly.
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:iconlaridian:
Laridian Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)</i>
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songsforever Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
gorgeous... just...wow :eyepopping::jawdrop:

Keep up the good work hun. Well done.
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:iconlaridian:
Laridian Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!  I don't know what I could to to surpass this, though. :)
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songsforever Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
you're welcome. :hug:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :party:
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