The World of Cross Stitching


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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This month, we’re offering a fabulous selection of projects to stitch and display when the flowers start to bloom in the spring months. Our new four-part Stitch-A-Long (p22) is just perfect for this – you’ll capture the best of nature during the changing seasons in each design. In this issue, you’ll also find a chart for those who love books as much as stitching (p26), world celebration cards (p66), a boho dreamcatcher (84), motifs for Mother’s Day (p47) and more. One of the best things about cross stitching is that it’s for everyone. We are all connected by our love of cross stitch and our shared desire to learn new skills and create designs that bring joy to us and those who receive our work as gifts. This month, you’ll notice…

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meet our guests

Annemarie van Beek is an airline pilot from Hong Kong How did you start stitching? My grandfather has cross stitched for as long as I can remember, and when I wanted to find a new hobby seven years ago I tried cross stitching. I was hooked from day one. The last gift you stitched? A woodland animals height chart as a new baby gift for my best friends in the Netherlands. Little did I know it would match the woodland wallpaper in the baby’s room. What do family and friends think of your hobby? They love it and always enjoy getting stitched gifts. I still have items my grandpa stitched for me when I was young. Fave WOXS design? The ‘Woodland Fawn’ in issue 311 (October 2021). I have to stitch it, it’s so sweet! What is it that you…

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furry tales

Yoga Mouse key Cross stitch in two strands STITCH COUNT 35 high x 32 wide DESIGN AREA 14 HPI (28-count evenweave) – 6.5x6cm (2 x2 in) This design was stitched using DMC stranded cotton Flossie Mouse has started 2022 as she means to go on. Here she is living her best life and enjoying a little yoga. Doesn’t she look serene? Why not practise some mindfulness yourself and stitch yoga Flossie for a yogi you know. She’ll make a relaxing stitch! Missed a chart? ISSUE 316 Monty’s been cooking up a storm in his smart chef’s whites. Roast anyone? ISSUE 315 Lizzie will be there to collect little ones’ teeth with a wave of her magic wand. ISSUE 314 Lizzie’s delighted with a giant cheese gift that’s almost as big as she is. For back issues, call % 03330 162 137 or visit…

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your exclusive gift!

Plant-tastic Bookmark key STITCH COUNT 86 high x 28 wide DESIGN AREA 14 HPI (28-count evenweave) – 15.5x5cm (6 x2in) DESIGNED BY Lucie Heaton STITCHED BY Laura Boyter This design was stitched using stranded cotton from your coverkit Inside your kit… Here are the number of thread lengths White x1 Forest green x3 Light green x2 Lime green x2 Dark green x2 Mint green x3 Light mint green x1 Grey x3 Dark mauve x2 Mauve x2 Light mauve x2 Blue x1 Light blue x1 Copper x2 Light copper x2 Yellow x2 Total: 31 lengths Materials × White 14-count aida measuring 19.5x8cm (7 x3in)× Stranded cotton as listed in the key× Aperture card Pretty & practical Factbox × Stitching Time Approx. 8 hours× Type of Stitches Cross stitch, backstitch× Ease of Stitching Beginner TOP TIP Complete all of the cross stitches before starting the backstitch, to make sure the outlines stand out…

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say it with flowers

The Forever Friends family are some of the cuddliest bears around and are adored all over the world for their timeless appeal. Presenting you with a beautiful bouquet of flowers in deep violet, peaches and pinks, this loveable ted’s sure to win hearts. A must-stitch for all fans or newcomers to the Forever Friends collection, this fresh and cheery scene makes a wonderful gift that’ll lift spirits year round. Although there’s a few different stitch types to tackle, beginners can still enjoy stitching this charming design, with just a couple of fractionals to watch for in the nose and half stitch shadows below. Relax as you stitch the subtle shading and this adorable bear will be complete in no time. It’ll be ready to dazzle with its springtime hues displayed on…

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your letters

Star Letter GREAT WALL OF STITCHES I’ve just finished my biggest project yet, ‘The Great Wall of China’. It measures six feet by four feet and is made up of 399,200 stitches. After starting it in August 2019 I completed it 20 months later. In normal times it would have taken me a lot longer but as we were indoors a lot more I had plenty of time. I don’t think I’ll be doing another one this size again! Patricia Bradshaw, via email Hannah F: This has got to be one of the most impressive stitches I’ve ever seen, Patricia. Wow! There’s just so much detail. I can’t get over the size of the finished piece. Completing it in just 20 months is amazing too – you must have enjoyed some long stitch sessions.…