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Cross Stitch Crazy July 2019

Busting with fun, Cross Stitch Crazy is the magazine for stitchers who just can’t get enough! In each issue, we promise to deliver easy to follow and quick to stitch designs from your favourite designers.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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13 Issues


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… to the July issue of Crazy! This month, our mag is bursting with charts specially designed to raise a smile. I know I’ve found my happy project – I’ll be making the set of adorable smiling cacti on page 54! We even have a making-up tutorial on how to ‘plant’ these cuties in pots and an interview with designer Mollie Johanson. I hope this mag contains just the thing to brighten your day, too! If you have a passion for cooking, try Susan Bates’ strawberry jam-making set on page 42 – it includes a special jar label and topper! Or, if you love to send cards that give your friends the giggles, stitch the cute balloon-riding animal cards on page 37. And if you get your inspiration from going off…

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meet the team

Katie Kegie Art Editor This month… “I’m so in love with the narwhal design on page 28. It’s on my list now!” Lou Smith Production Editor This month… “I’ll definitely be adding the cacti on page 54 to my plant collection” Emily Godwin Designer This month… “One of the rosettes on page 64 will be perfect for my nephew’s school race” Fiona Baker Technical Editor This month… “My friend loves wildlife! I’ll make her a purse with the alphabet on page 47” Heather Nugent Charting Editor This month… “Everyone’s getting pirate-themed gifts from page 20 for birthdays this year!” Hannah Erskine Charting Assistant This month… “The coral reef motifs on page 77 are so pretty. I think I’ll stitch the lobster first” Contact crazy www.facebook.com/crossstitchcrazy www.twitter.com/crazy_magazine www.cross-stitching.com ☎ 0117 300 8788 Cross Stitch Crazy Immediate Media Company Bristol Ltd, 2nd Floor, Tower House, Fairfax Street, Bristol BS1 3BN Download our app! Take Crazy with you wherever you go! Visit the app store…

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over to you…

Carol Watts-Arnold East Sussex How would you describe your stitching style? I stitch mainly in the evenings – and in any other spare time that I get! I always have lots of projects on the go. Who do you most like to stitch for? Family and friends, as they know how much time and love goes into each project. Which occasion gets your needle twitching? I love stitching wedding samplers. I think it’s such a personal gift to give the happy couple. How long ago did you start stitching? I taught myself to stitch when I was about 12. It took me a while to get the stitches all going the same way, but I mastered it in the end! Which celeb would you most like to stitch? Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow as I love the Pirates of the…

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cross stitch crazy

EDITOR Alison Maney alison@cross-stitching.com ART EDITOR Katie Kegie PRODUCTION EDITOR Lou Smith DESIGNER Emily Godwin TECHNICAL EDITOR Fiona Baker CHARTING EDITOR Heather Nugent CHARTING ASSISTANT Hannah Erskine PHOTOGRAPHY Steve Sayers CONTRIBUTORS Jenny Barton, Susan Bates, Emma Congdon, Lucie Heaton, Diane Hollands, Mollie Johanson, Durene Jones, Carol McCormick, Cheryl McKinnon, Becky Spencer, Louise Stevens, Claire Vaughan, Jenni Waugh GROUP ADVERTISEMENT SALES MANAGER Penny Stokes SENIOR BRAND SALES EXECUTIVE Victoria Allan ☎ 0117 300 8214 victoria.allan@immediate.co.uk DIRECT MARKETING EXECUTIVE Joe Jones RIGHTS ASSISTANT Kristin Eriksen PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Sarah Powell PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Lizzie Ayre BUYING TEAM Karen Flannigan, Jennifer Morgan, Paul Torre PUBLISHING DIRECTOR Liz Taylor CEO Tom Bureau MANAGING DIRECTOR Andy Marshall HEAD OF LICENSING & SYNDICATION Joanna Marshall PRINTED IN ENGLAND BY William Gibbons REPROGRAPHICS Tony Hunt, Chris Sutch…

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your gift! fab butterfly hoop kit

GIFT AVAILABLE with print edition of issue 256 only CALL 03330 162 133* TO BUY Bring the free spirit of summertime into your home when you stitch and display this little group of delicate butterflies. Depicted in a vivid palette of pinks, purples and greens, these captivating creatures will evoke thoughts of warm gardens bursting with blooms and buzzing with life. Once you’ve made up your stitch using the bright purple hoop provided in your kit, you can hang this project on your wall to add a splash of colour to any room, or give your finish to a friend as a gift. Or, get creative and use these winged beauties to make a card, mini cushion or large patch for a backpack. No matter what you use them for, these fluttering…

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to the beach!

Exclusive to Crazy! Tatty Teddy is heading to the beach, and you’re invited – just make sure you bring your needle and threads! This sweet scene is an ideal project for your summer stitching sessions this year. You’ll love watching the blue-nosed bear come to life as you stitch Tatty Teddy’s fuzzy backstitch fur and cute French knot eyes! Once you’re done stitching, this adorable finish would be a wonderful gift for someone celebrating a summer birthday – or a just-because present for anyone who loves Tatty Teddy and a bit of fun in the sun! Need to know Stitch Time 40 hours (approx) Stitch Types Whole cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch, French knots ShoppingList… Threads - Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle - Size 24 tapestry needle Fabric - Zweigart 14-count white aida measuring 41x38cm (16¼x15in).…