Cochenille Stitch Painter Gallery
Cochenille Stitch Painter Gallery displays creations made by Susan Lazear. Susan is the the owner and software designer of Cochenille Design Studio. Click here for more information on Susan’s Many image reference back to her blog.
View the slideshow below to get an idea of what can be created using Cochenille’s Stitch Painter software. This grid-based design software can be applied to both hand and machine knitting, crochet, beading and stitchery. For other examples please view additional galleries created by personal and professional clients of Cochenille.
Susan’s Blog http://susanlazear.blogspot.com
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This jacket was created by scanning Susan's business card which has the Cochenille logo of the beetle. The stylized scales of the beetle were incorporated into a pattern for the sleeves and back yoke. The beetle appears on the back of the garment and the Cochenille name appears on the front of the garment. Knit by Cochenille user, Jean Blood.
This jacket and skirt ensemble was created using scanned images from the San Diego zoo and National Geographic. The silhouette was planned in Garment Styler/Designer and then laid into Stitch Painter. The garment was space planned, and then scanned images were pasted into the appropriate locations. Zebra, tiger, leopard and cheetah skin markings were utilized. The ensemble was machine knit on a Brother 940 using wool, rayon and acrylic yarns. Knit by Cochenille user, Jean Blood.
This sweater was designed using Stitch Painter and the 'Repeat in Selected Area' function. Colors were mixed to match the yarn colors chosen and a 12 stitch repeat was used to build the pattern strip by strip. Color experimentation was simple and fun. Hand knit by Cochenille user, Joline Gesino. Yorkshire Mills mohair yarn.