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Cross Stitch Crazy

Cross Stitch Crazy August 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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$7.49(Incl. tax)
$59.98(Incl. tax)
13 Issues


1 min.
meet the team

Katie Kegie Art Editor This month… “The mermaid alphabet on page 49 is just the thing for my little sister” Lou Smith Production Editor This month… “I want to stitch the the cat motifs from the pet gift ideas on page 20!” Emily Godwin Designer This month… “I’m going to decorate my handbag with a few pompom hearts from page 62” Fiona Baker Technical Editor This month… “I love a good football game, so I’ll be stitching the cards on page 72” Heather Nugent Charting Editor This month… “The colourful summer funfair on page 10 makes me smile every time I see it!” Hannah Erskine Charting Assistant This month… “I’ll be using the bookmark chart book to make gifts for all my friends’ birthdays” 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…

1 min.

… to the August issue of Crazy! Our whole team love exciting and original projects, so we’ve filled this mag with all the best new ideas we could find! For instance, Fiona Baker herself came up with the concept for the fantasy dragon that she designed on page 28. It’s made up of swirling backstitch lines that are meant to look like quilled paper! Here’s another novel idea – stitchy hoop art that also functions as a pocket! That’s the thought behind our camping-themed hoops on page 56. And another – four of the world’s cities lit up against a dark sky, as seen in Cheryl McKinnon’s chic night-time cityscapes on page 42. And then there’s my favourite, Emma Congdon’s pretty mermaid alphabet on page 49, which turns the letters themselves…

2 min.
over to you…

Alice Albarda Canada Which cross stitch designer would be your dream dinner party guest? Jody Rice of Satsuma Street! I love the colour palettes that she chooses for her designs, so I bet that stitching with her would be colourful and fun. Who is your favourite character to stitch? I enjoy stitching any kind of bird character because they’re often bright and cheerful. Which occasion gets your needle twitching? I like to make as many Christmas cards as I can and ornaments to put inside stockings. When I’m not stitching, you’ll find me… Playing piano, window shopping or reading with a big cup of coffee by my side. How long ago did you start stitching? My mum taught me when I was about eight. She was skilled at many kinds of needlework. Amy Rickman New Zealand Who do you most like to…

1 min.
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 Dave Caudery CONTRIBUTORS Jenny Barton, Sosae Caetano, Emma Congdon, Lucie Heaton, Diane Hollands, Durene Jones, Carol McCormick, Cheryl McKinnon, Rhona Norrie, Julia Rigby, Becky Spencer, Louise Stevens, Lesley Teare, Claire Vaughan, Jenni Waugh, Rosee Woodland GROUP ADVERTISEMENT SALES MANAGER Penny Stokes SENIOR BRAND SALES EXECUTIVE Victoria Allan 0117 300 8214 victoria.allan@immediate.co.uk DIRECT MARKETING EXECUTIVE Tom Allen 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…

2 min.
15 character bookmarks

GIFT AVAILABLE with print edition of issue 257 only CALL 03330 162 133* TO BUY Bring a world of delightful new friends to life when you stitch the 15 enchanting designs in Durene Jones’ bookmark chart book, exclusive to Crazy! Inside, you’ll have a super time with two brave heroes, meet a daring pirate on the hunt for treasure, enjoy afternoon tea with a literary lion and much more. These fun projects use just whole stitches and backstitch, so not only do they make great gifts for little ones who love to read, but they also make brilliant step-up projects for older kids looking for a stitchy challenge. You can always lend them a hand when it’s time to add the backstitch outlines and details. And these cheery characters aren’t just for…

1 min.
fun at the fair!

Roll up, roll up! Quick, get your tickets for the summer’s most exciting event! Step up and immerse yourself in this stitchy funfair – test your strength on the high striker, take in the view at the top of the Ferris wheel and treat yourself to a whirl on the carousel! Watch Julia’s enchanting design come to life as you stitch it in whole stitches, fractionals, backstitch and French knots. Try using blue aida to give the scene a clear sky background, too. Once you’ve finished, you can show off your stitching in a bright frame, like we did, or sew it onto a tote to create your new go-to bag for summer! ShoppingList… Threads - Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle - Size 24 tapestry needle Fabric - Zweigart 14-count Blue (503)…