The World of Cross Stitching

January 2022

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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Monthly
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welcome

This month we’re bringing you a fantastic collection of wintry designs that will keep you busy once the festive period is over! Amanda Butler’s heartwarming scene of geese migrating to warmer regions perfectly captures the cold season (p58). Jenny Van De Wiele’s folk-style winter sampler awaits you on page 84, or for a quicker stitch try Alyssa Westhoek’s Scandi animals (p20). Find thoughtful handmade thank you cards designed by Nia Rhind on page 36 – choose from three designs to suit the occasion. Have you heard about the brand new Paintbox Crafts Threads launched by LoveCrafts? We’ve got an exclusive project designed by Cheryl McKinnon using these lovely new stranded cotton threads on page 42. If you’re a fan of romantic vintage style then you won’t want to miss Maria Diaz’s chic…

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meet our guests

Be on the panel! × Get a sneak preview × Appear in the magazine × Receive a stitchy gift Jayne Perkins works in finance and sales admin and is from Stourbridge How did you start stitching? In my teens I helped my mum finish off a tapestry kit and I enjoyed that so much that I looked into other types of sewing and discovered cross stitch. On my honeymoon (of all times) I discovered cross stitch magazines – I’ve been hooked ever since. What’s your favourite project style and why? I don’t have a fave style. I love all sorts, but I do make lots of cards so small motifs are always best, especially for Christmas cards – I make quite a few each year. Fave WOXS design? I adore the ‘Animal Portraits’ by Lucie Heaton from issue 312 (November 2020).…

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furry tales

Lizzie takes her sacred duties as the tooth fairy very seriously. Dressed in classic fairy attire complete with crown and wings she’ll be there to collect little ones’ teeth with a wave of her magic wand. Why not stitch this to help encourage children with all-important brushing! Missed a chart? ISSUE 314 Lizzie’s delighted with a giant cheese gift that’s almost as big as she is. ISSUE 313 Lizzie’s spreading Christmas cheer this year with her giant red glittering bauble. ISSUE 312 Festive Monty is festooned with holly and wears a big red bow and a Santa hat. For back issues, call ☎ 03330 162 137 or visit http://bit.ly/1NwX3Rv…

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your exclusive gift!

Materials × White 14-count aida measuring 14x8cm (5½x3in) × Stranded cotton as listed below × Printed tri-fold aperture card and envelope Inside your kit… Here are the colours and number of lengths of thread Blue x2 Dark red x1 Red x1 Light red x1 Dark brown x1 Brown x2 Light brown x2 Light cream x2 Cream x2 Pink x1 Light blue x2 Grey x2 Total: 19 lengths Give French knots a go Factbox × Stitching Time Approx. 8 hours × Type of Stitches Cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch, French knots × Ease of Stitching Advanced beginner/intermediate…

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true romance

Bright young things in a world full of possibilities, this chic couple look like they could have stepped straight from the pages of a novel, or even the set of a stylish period drama like Downton Abbey. You can just imagine them stood in the magnificent manicured grounds of the manor house they call home, with all their hopeful dreams for their future together embodied within. Maria Diaz has managed to capture the style of the era with some sophisticated references to 1930s high fashion. You’ll enjoy all the perfectly placed details, such as the gentleman’s pocket handkerchief and the lady’s fashionable patterned dress paired with pearls. Wearing her elegant overcoat and embroidered hat, her partner is perfectly matched in style in his dapper chequered jacket and fedora. Stitched on evenweave…

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your letters

Star Letter ROYAL BLOOD LINE I was astounded by the beauty of Kareen Taylerson’s design of Henry VIII in issue 285 (October 2019). I kept the issue close at hand for months because I couldn’t stop looking at the beautiful colours, but I wasn’t sure why, as an American, I would stitch this picture. Something else I like to do, besides cross stitching, is research my family history, so I decided to see if Henry VIII was in my family line. I used the Family Tree app and I now know that I’m 70% British, and that Henry VIII married my 13th great aunt, Catherine Parr. How exciting! I was so thrilled with this news that I set out to stitch him right away. Now he’ll hang in a place of honour…

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