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The World of Cross Stitching The World of Cross Stitching

The World of Cross Stitching

April 2019

Every issue is packed with the very best cross stitch designs, expert advice and in depth technical features, as well as product news, reader letters and stories, competitions and giveaways.

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United Kingdom
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English
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Immediate Media Company London Limited
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welcome

This issue is bursting with stitching treats for you! We’re sure you won’t be able to resist adding these gorgeous designs to your must-stitch list. Whatever the style or complexity level you’re looking for, we’ve got the answer for you.Easter is soon upon us and we’ve got plenty of seasonal inspiration – you’ll love the cute bunny decoration kit (your exclusive gift this month), stitch the sweet chocolate sampler by Emma Congdon on page 20, try Fiona Baker’s Assisi-style cards (p62) and make a fun Easter egg hunt set (p38) for the whole family to enjoy.Test your skills and have a go at stumpwork embroidery to bring Lesley Teare’s picture-perfect cottage and garden to life (p70). You’ll use various embroidery techniques to create a 3D finish, adding depth and texture…

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meet some of our designers…

LESLEY TEARELearn a new technique with Lesley’s pretty cottage and garden featuring stumpwork embroidery (p70). We show you how to add 3D depth to the design!EMMA CONGDONStitch yourself a tasty treat in time for Easter with Emma’s delightfully retro sampler (p20). It’s a real celebration of all things chocolate!HELEN BRINDLEYIf you’re an animal-lover (who isn’t?) then you’ll love Helen’s humorous design on page 10 featuring a furry foursome delivering the mail! ■…

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meet our guests

Diane Salmonis a Company Director from KentThree words to describe you?I’m tidy, methodical and patient. This is why cross stitch is the perfect hobby for me!Favourite cross stitch designer?I love the work of Durene Jones, her designs are always bold and she uses great colours. I would love to be able to design like she does.Fave recent WOXS design?Having visited Paris and New York recently, I loved the ‘Fireworks Cards’ in issue 276. I plan to do the Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty and Big Ben and then frame them in a triple frame.Memorable stitching moment?I will never forget when my daughter spent a weekend at her nan’s house stitching a beach hut for me. Not only was it a wonderful gift, it was a great feeling to know that…

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furry tales

The smell of freshly-baked, spiced hot cross buns heralds the start of spring and Monty Mouse has been busy baking the classic Easter treat! Bring the flavours to life in stitches with this sweet design – it’ll make a perfect card to send Easter greetings to a loved one.Baking Mouse keyThis design was stitched using DMC stranded cottonMissed a chart?ISSUE 278Dressed in her yellow dress and blowing dandelion seeds, Lizzie is ready for spring!ISSUE 277Monty in his cosy jumper will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside!ISSUE 276Lizzie’s ready to help make your New Year go off with a bang!For back issues, call ☎ 03330 162 137 or visit http://bit.ly/1NwX3Rv ■…

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your exclusive gifts!

GIFT 1Double-sided designFactbox⨯ Stitching Time Approx. 12 hours⨯ Type of Stitches Cross stitch, half cross stitch, backstitch⨯ Ease of Stitching BeginnerEaster Bauble keyThis design was stitched using stranded cotton from your coverkitInside your kit…To help you sort your threads, here is a list of the colours and number of lengths inside your kit:White x1Dark grey x2Grey x3Dark pink x2Pink x3Orange x2Yellow x4Light yellow x3Tangerine x3Light grey x3Green x2Light orange x2Light pink x2Blue x2Very dark grey x4Total: 38 lengthsStunning spring luxury chartEnjoy stitching this pretty flower with buzzing bees and blackwork-style hive!GIFT 2My inspiration“There’s nothing lovelier than a springtime stroll with colourful blooms bursting to life and bees hopping from flower to flower! I hope my design captures the joyful season.”FIONA BAKER, DESIGNERNEXT MONTH: Birdcage bookmark kitYour gift next issue is…

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special delivery

CUTE & FUN TO STITCHEnjoy clever shadingFactbox⨯ Stitching Time Approx. 30 hours⨯ Type of Stitches Cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch, French knots⨯ Ease of Stitching Advanced beginner/intermediateIt’s always exciting to receive a personal letter in the post and seeing your name delicately inked onto the front of the envelope (we’ll just ignore the bills for now…)! We hope you’ll be just as excited to stitch these first-class friends and their postbox antics.Those ready to step up and tackle a bigger project will love this design. Stitched on 14-count white aida, its varied use of stitches – cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch and French knots – will be great practice for beginners and will also keep more experienced stitchers interested.Here we’ve displayed this delightful design in a frame with a pink mount, but…

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