Cross Stitch Gold

April 2020

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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3 min
secret garden

Meet the designer Carol Thornton Watercolour artist Carol sketches and paints her gorgeous works of art before turning them into cross stitch designs. She creates charts for various magazines and has attracted legions of fans who love her distinctive style of artwork, which translates beautifully into cross stitch. “Whether you sit outside or inside to stitch, the detail in this design will keep your needle busy for many happy hours.” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count ice blue evenweave over two threads of the fabric in 30 shades of cotton. Cross stitch is in two strands of cotton, with fractional stitches for extra detail. Backstitch defines the design in one strand of cotton, and French knots are also worked in one strand. This project is recommended for experienced stitchers. How to stitch the design 1…

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have your say

Get in touch Email: Write to: Zeena Moolla, Cross Stitch Gold magazine, Eagle House, Colston Avenue, Bristol BS1 4ST Join us at: Tweet us: @CrossStitchGold Care to dance? his is a design called The Summer Ball, which I started way back in 2010. I was about a third of the way through when I found out my sister-in-law was pregnant with my first niece, so I put it aside to stitch baby bits! Ten years, two more nieces, a nephew, various friends having kids and other projects happened, before I finally got around to picking it back up. I finally finished it a few months ago. Natalie Trenner, Harlow, Essex Zeena: It was worth the ten-year wait, Natalie! I love the elegant feel of this period piece. Festive planning I’m perusing my Cross Stitch Gold collection to…

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retro beauty

I recently completed this beautiful cross stitch pattern by Maria Diaz from Cross Stitch Gold magazine, issue 148. I have stitched many elegant ladies and this was a definite must to add to my ever-growing collection of completed pieces. She is so pretty with her gorgeous hat and bright flowers. I love the charts in your magazine as they are always so clear and easy to follow. Thank you for such wonderful patterns – I look forward to starting my next project very soon. Lindsay Holmes, by email Zeena: Our tech team do a wonderful job with the charts, don’t they? Do let us know which elegant lady you choose to stitch next!…

2 min
cottontail cuties

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! “Two soft, lovable hares, snuggled up in the bluebells – if you’re looking for a design with a generous helping of cuteness, then look no further!” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count white evenweave over two threads of the fabric in 38 shades of cotton. Cross stitch is in both one and two strands of cotton, and there are lots of fractional stitches throughout. Backstitch defines the design in both…

3 min
brave spirit

Meet the designer Lesley Teare Lesley is an experienced cross stitch designer with a degree in Printed and Woven Textiles, and many years of design experience. She creates designs for a wide range of stitching magazines, and has a range of cross stitch books to her name, too. Lesley lives and works in rural Suffolk, where she enjoys gardening and country walks with her labrador. “This piece makes a sweet gift for someone special, but if you love designs that capture a tender moment then you may well find it hard to part with!” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count ice blue evenweave over two threads of the fabric in 23 shades of cotton and one shade of metallic thread. Cross stitch is in two strands of cotton or metallic, and there are…

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Dear reader, Feel the refreshing ocean breeze as you stitch this welcoming seaside window kit, designed by Janlynn! When you subscribe to Cross Stitch Gold today, you'll receive this beautiful kit, worth over £29, plus you’ll pay just £14.99 every 3 issues, saving 29% on the shop price. Don’t miss out on this great offer – treat yourself today, or delight a fellow stitcher with a gift subscription. In every issue of Gold: 8 large designs in every issue The world’s best designers Expert stitching advice and tips…