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CrossStitcher November 2019

CrossStitcher is the UK’s best-selling crafts magazine. Each issue is packed with inspirational cross stitch designs and exciting new ideas that will help you make the most of this wonderfully relaxing and rewarding hobby. Please note: This digital version of the magazine does not currently include the covermount items or content you would find on printed newsstand copies.

Pays:
United Kingdom
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Dennis Publishing UK
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exclusive christmas stitch-a-long!

Make a… mini sampler Step 1 NOTE that part 2 of this design fits directly under part 1 (which was stitched at the top of a 3x10cm (9x4in) piece of 14 count white aida) – the chart for part 1 was in issue 349 and part 3 will be in the December issue. Step 2 USE two strands for the cross stitch, two for the backstitch, and one for the French knots. Add seed beads to the trees and house, in the positions shown on the chart by a round orange symbol. Step 3 REMEMBER the remainder of the design, and finishing instructions will be in the next issue (December) of CrossStitcher magazine. The finished size of your complete mini sampler will be 19x7cm (7½x2¾in), and the stitch count 103x39 stitches. If you missed part 1 –…

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outthere

’Tis the season… Get set for Christmas in style with Rico’s new embroidery book No. 168 Nostalgic Christmas which is packed with ideas for festive home accessories. The book includes templates for cross stitch motifs as well as some embroidery designs in stem, satin and straight stitch. Featured are charts for pillows, blankets, table runners, doilies with lace, place mats, wall hangings, eight pictures in different sizes and embroidered and punched pendants. There are all sorts of styles included from modern to classic with three colour themes; Classical Colours in green and earthy shades with red accents and metallic effects, Black/White/Gold and Nostalgic Colours with pastel shades and coordinated metallic effect yarns. www.rico-design.de/en/home SEASONAL DELIGHTS WE’RE BIG fans here at CrossStitcher HQ of Jody Rice, the mastermind behind the popular Satsuma Street brand of…

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my craft room: clare youngs

“When we first moved into our house nine years ago, one of the first things we did was build the studio at the bottom of the garden. I have always wanted a studio that was separate from the house. I usually head up the path, first thing in the morning, with a big cup of tea and often with Otis, our little mini dachshund, for company. “One wall is made up of storage space with plywood doors. I am not a very tidy person so it is nice to be able to put things away to try and keep some order to my space. All my sewing projects start off by designing on paper, so I have shelves for pens, paints and papers and other shelves for sewing equipment. “I used an…

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stitching with jess

Hullo! One of my favourite words from this series of affirmation words is–Imagine. Such fun is had with just your imagination and much positive progress towards leading a life you love starts here. My imagination used to run wild as I sat in a cubicle at my old job. I did the same tasks each day, dealt with the same 'emergencies' over again, and generally got caught up in negativity and stress. I didn't like who I was becoming. So, I imagined. What life did I want? I mean, we'd all love to win the lottery. But, failing that, what else? How else would I like to spend my days? What are my strengths (creativity!) and weaknesses (mornings!). I imagined working for myself doing a job I loved. I imagined not being a…

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spirit of christmas

CrossStitcher PROJECT PACK If you'd like to stitch Spirit of Christmas, we have a materials pack with everything you need to get you stitching right away, and have it delivered straight to your door! Your materials pack contains: • Zweigart 14 count aida in Snow Glitter• Skeins of DMC stranded cotton• Skeins of DMC Light Effects• Skeins of DMC Étoile• Gold and red seed beads• Two gold-plated tapestry needles; size 24 and size 26 How to order: Go to www.willowfabrics.com to order your project pack at the CrossStitcher reader price of £43.80, plus P&P. Étoile is a fluffier thread, so using a thread conditioner before you start stitching will make it smoother and easier to work with Materials • Zweigart Snow Glitter 14 count aida, ref: 3706/0011; 50x46cm (19½x18in)• Stranded cotton as listed in the key• DMC…

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deck the halls

CrossStitcher PROJECT PACK If you would like to stitch Deck The Halls, we have a materials pack with everything you need to get you stitching right away, and have it delivered straight to your door! Your materials pack contains: • Sampedro 14 count aida in White• Skeins of DMC stranded cotton• Two gold-plated tapestry needles; size 24 and size 26• Printer’s tray How to order: Go to www.willowfabrics.com or turn to page 15 to order your project pack at the CrossStitcher reader price of £42.50, plus P&P, or £17.50 for just the Printer’s Tray. Designed by: Maria Diaz Stitch count: 38 x 38 small; 38 x 78 large Design size: 7x7cm (2¾x2¾in) small; 7x14.5cm (2¾x5¾in) large Stitch time: 24 hours This design was stitched on 14 count aida fabric. How to… finish your printer’s tray Step 1 SPACE your designs on the aida fabric,…

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