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Cross Stitch Gold September 2018

Cross Stitch Gold is the ultimate collection of cross stitch designs for experienced stitchers. With eight inspirational projects from the world’s best designers in every issue, you’ll be spoiled for choice of glorious gifts for friends and family.

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cross stitch gold

Welcome to a very special edition of Cross Stitch Gold – our 150th issue, and a celebration of 18 years of beautiful designs from the world’s best designers. What a great feeling to steer the good ship Gold to this incredible landmark birthday! As a big thank you to all our readers, we’ve packed this issue with some stunning projects for Christmas. With not one, but two, gorgeous snowy scenes to get you in the festive mood (pages 4 and 20), both of which are incredibly detailed and engrossing, you’ll have to plan your time carefully in order to fit everything in! I adore Fiona Baker’s traditional blackwork angel (p34), and if there’s a new baby in your family don’t miss Durene’s adorable owl stocking (p9) – it’s the perfect gift. I…

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home for christmas

Meet the designer Maria Diaz Maria has always had a passion for needlecraft, since learning to sew as a child on her great-grandmother’s ancient foot-treadled Singer machine. After art college she landed a job as a printer which led to her becoming DMC’s first in-house designer. She is now an independent designer and lives in the Midlands with her two sons, Lincoln and Hudson. “I love a traditional snowy Christmas scene – perfect for bringing some festive cheer to your home, whatever the weather!” You will need Fabric Zweigart 28-count ice blue evenweave (3270/550) measuring 40x43cm (15¾x17in) Threads Stranded cotton and metallic thread as listed in the key Needle Size 26 tapestry needle Extras Frame of your choice with a minimum aperture of 25x28cm (9¾x11in) FOR STOCKISTS’ DETAILS turn to page 51 Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count ice…

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presents for baby

Meet the designer Durene Jones Prolific designer Durene Jones creates cross stitch charts for a range of stitching magazines. Her work is well loved for its modern and colourful tone, but she is a versatile designer and can turn her hand to any theme. You will need Fabric Zweigart 28-count white evenweave measuring 67x52cm (26¼x20½in) Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle Size 26 tapestry needle Extras Backing fabric and ribbon of your choice from local craft stores FOR STOCKISTS’ DETAILS turn to page 51 Stitcher’s guide This large design is worked on 28-count white evenweave over two threads of the fabric in 29 shades of cotton. Cross stitch is in two strands, and backstitch is worked in both one and two strands. There are also fractional stitches and half cross stitch in two strands of cotton. French…

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shopper’s guide

GOLD STAR BUY Nativity greetings We love the gentle palette and striking but simple lines of these stained glass-inspired cross stitched cards by Susan Ryder. The three designs in the range – In the Stable, Bethlehem and A Child is Born – all make truly special greetings, and the kits include 14-count aida, stranded cotton, needle, chart, instructions, card and envelope. Card kits cost £7.50 each from www.hcrafts.com or call 01889 575256 Versatile design that’s quick to stitch! Away in a manger Riverdrift House’s new Christmas Nativity chart is a thoroughly appealing project for anyone seeking a cross stitch take on the religious roots of our festive celebrations. Worked in 15 bright colours and measuring 140x140 stitches, this is a gorgeous, stylised design. As it’s made up of lots of smaller motifs, it can easily be…

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sleigh bells ringing

Meet the designer Jenny Barton Jenny has been passionate about the creative arts since she was a small child, and went on to study graphic design at university. Soon after, she landed a job as a needlework designer for DMC Creative World, and became a freelance designer a couple of years later. She loves being able to work with cross stitch every day! “Counting down to Christmas is more fun when you have a festive cross stitch project to get stuck into. Have a merry Christmas, everyone!” You will need Fabric Zweigart 14-count white aida measuring 47x43cm (18½x17in) Threads Stranded cotton and metallic thread as listed in the key Needle Size 24 tapestry needle Extras Frame and mount of your choice with a minimum aperture of 27x23.5cm (10¾x9¼in) FOR STOCKISTS’ DETAILS turn to page 51 Stitcher’s guide This design is worked…

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Dear reader, This month we are celebrating the 150th issue of Cross Stitch Gold and I'm thrilled to be bringing you a very special offer to mark the occasion. Save a massive 50% on the shop price of Gold and pay just £26.95 for 9 issues! Make sure you don’t miss out on this amazing saving – treat yourself today, or surprise a stitching friend with a gift subscription. Zeena, Editor, Cross Stitch Gold In every issue of Gold: 8 CHALLENGING STITCHING PROJECTS THE WORLD’S BEST DESIGNERS EXPERT STITCHING ADVICE AND TIPS…