Intro: Colossal Cave Adventure Nerd-lepoint
I got everything I needed for this project at Michaels:
- black cross stitch fabric
- embroidery floss - DMC Fluorescent Effects E990
- small frame
- embroidery needle
- embroidery hoop
Step 1: Getting Ready
To refresh your fading memory (or to study up on your history) go online and find an image of the original Adventure game in all its DOS-prompt glory, so you can accurately replicate the in-game experience. Sketch out your favorite game phrase and cursor as you generally want them to appear, to make sure it will fit in the frame's matte opening.
Next, cut out a square of embroidery fabric just large enough to fit in the embroidery hoop. Thread the needle with two strands of floss.
Step 2: Embroider the Letters
Each letter was formed on a grid of two rows across and four high. Letters within words are separated by one row and between words by three rows. The cursor is created by regular cross stitch.
Step 3: Trim and Frame
Once done with the embroidery, trim down the fabric to fit in the frame, center and tape to the matte board, pop it into place and enjoy!