I’m surrounded by the red, white, and blue of the Wildcat colors here. However, when I matriculated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, our school colors were green and a sort of gold-yellow. The color combination never really appealed to me, but they wouldn’t let me be boss of the university and change things.
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I cross-stitched the school’s seal in those colors from a pattern purchased years ago at a shop in Wilmington.
Source: UNCW http://www.uncwil.edu/
The university has since changed its colors; I like these better than the old—so someone somewhere was allowed to be the boss of this after my time there. I’ve been wondering whether to re-make my project using the new colors. It’s somewhat like having an identify crisis. While I’m pretty flexible and accepting of change, I think my already completed work is just going to have to stay as is.
You can usually buy such designs in local needlework shops in towns fostering colleges/universities, generally independently-designed charts—just ask the proprietor. If you’re interested in stitching designs offered online representing your own college or university, here are just a few sites to explore. I’m sure you can find one for your particular school if you search.
- Michigan State and University of Michigan at Free Patters Online
- University buildings of Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Purdue) at Heartland House Designs
- University of Kansas and Kansas State University at Timberlane Studios
- University of Miami at The Cross Stitch Station, Inc. site
- University of Mississippi at University Depot