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LEARN and CREATE – starring your creation in brick stitch

To start from scratch, it is best to get used to working with Excel to develop your own graph and create your very own masterpiece in brick stitch … the sky is the limit. Have fun!

brick stitch from scratch - creating

Starting a graph in Excel:

open an Excel document and change the dimensions of the cells as follows:

  • at the top, click on “Home” which is next to “File”
  • click on the first cell at the top and drag the handle (the dot at the bottom) horizontally from A to Q and vertically from 0 to 20

brick stitch from scratch - starting in Excel

  • this working space will turn blue

brick stitch from scratch - create a field

  • click on “Format” and choose under “Cell size” the box “Row height”

brick stitch from scratch - choose your row height

  • a little window appears where you can change the default height
  • fill in "10,1" and confirm

brick stitch from scratch - fill in the row height

  • click again on “Format” and choose “Column width”

brick stitch from scratch - choose your column width

  • when the little window appears, fill in “2” and click “ok”

brick stitch from scratch - fill in the column width

  • click anywhere in your document and your empty graph will appear
  • if necessary you can change more rows and columns later on by repeating the above

Creating fictitious beads:

  • click on “Insert” which is next to “Home”
  • click on “Shapes”
  • and choose a “Can” shape under “Basic shapes”

brick stitch from scratch - choose a can shape

  • click on the page and a cylindrical shape appears

brick stitch from scratch - the can shaped bead

  • to format the over-sized bead so it fits your graph: click on the cylinder and adapt its size by moving the cursors, first the side and then the top and bottom till it fits a cell

brick stitch from scratch - the bead

SEE- part 2

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