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Cross Stitch Crazy

Cross Stitch Crazy February 2020

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.

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United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Back issues only
$8.97(Incl. tax)

in this issue

1 min
meet the team

Emma Jones Art Editor This month… “I’ll be working on Crazy while Katie’s on maternity leave – hello, everyone!” Lou Smith Production Editor This month… “I’ll be framing the cute cat on page 28 to hang in our hallway at home!” Emily Godwin Designer This month… “I’m going to make one of the kawaii designs on page 55 into a fun badge” Fiona Baker Technical Editor This month… “The Chinese lions on page 72 will be popular with my friend’s kids!” Heather Nugent Charting Editor This month… “I’ll be making a spinning card using the pastel hearts on page 37” Hannah Erskine Charting Assistant This month… “My dad would love one of the map designs on page 34 for his birthday” Contact and follow crazy www.instagram.com/crossstitchcrazymag www.facebook.com/crossstitchcrazy www.twitter.com/crazy_magazine www.cross-stitching.com ☎ Editorial team 0117 300 8788 ☎ Subscriptions 01604 973 741 Cross Stitch Crazy Immediate Media Company Bristol Ltd, Eagle House, Colston Avenue, Bristol BS1 4ST DOWNLOAD OUR APP! Take Crazy with you wherever you…

1 min

… to the February issue of Crazy! I don’t know about you, but I tend to fall head-over-heels for several stitchy projects every month. I’ve recently added a few of this issue’s charts to the queue, starting with Planet Cat’s adorable kitty on page 28 – it’ll look so sweet in my living room! However, I really should begin stitching the Valentine’s Day card from the dog from page 56 for my husband, so I can have it ready in time. Then again, maybe I should start with the 1940s gift ideas on page 20 so I can create a vintage-inspired sampler for my mother-in-law’s birthday. Or perhaps I should quickly stitch the name of our Art Editor’s new baby girl using the carousel alphabet and numbers set on page…

2 min
over to you…

Heather Grace Bletchley Which project are you most proud of? We went to Whitby for our honeymoon and I decided to stitch Whitby Abbey after finding the design in a lovely shop there. It was my first big project. Who do you most like to stitch for? My mum! She really appreciates how much time goes into stitching presents for people. How cross stitch crazy are you? Very! I get so excited when Crazy drops through my letterbox each month. Which occasion gets your needle twitching? Christmas – I started in July! I’d finished 12 cards and two presents by mid-October. When I’m not stitching, you’ll find me… Working. I’m a veterinary nurse and I absolutely love what I do! Victoria Simpson Buckley Which project are you most proud of? I stitched Edward Elric from one of my partner’s favourite TV shows, Fullmetal Alchemist. At…

2 min
welcome hanging by durene jones

Whether it’s on display in your hallway, your kitchen or a front window, this cheery sign is sure to make all who stop by feel warm and welcome! You’ll find all you need to stitch and make up this wonderful hanging inside your kit. The design is worked in just whole stitches and backstitch, so it’s a great project for beginners, and experienced stitchers will whiz through it in no time. Once you’re finished, we think it would make a great new home present – if you can bear to part with it, that is! To put together your hanging, simply trim around your stitching, leaving a three-square border, and fray one row around. Then, working in the holes between the two un-frayed rows, sew your stitching onto the felt, approx 1cm…

1 min
it must be love

As butterflies flutter through the air and bees buzz by, this cuddly couple are stopping to share a sweet kiss among the flowers. Capture this enchanting scene as you work your way through whole stitches, fractionals, backstitch and a few dainty French knots. A green and blue printed fabric gives this endearing moment the perfect background, and a colourful frame gives it an element of fun! However, it would look just as charming as a cushion or hanging – display it in your own living room or gift it to somebunny you love. Need to know Stitch Time 38 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 - Fabric Flair 14-count Meadow View aida measuring 36x39cm (14¼x15¼in). To buy,…

11 min
your letters

Star letter You’re a winner! Alison Patmore Sampler surprise! I stitched this for my husband’s 60th birthday. It shows his life in cross stitch, including his birth, marriage, holidays, cars and love of sports! It took me seven months of secret stitching while my husband worked nights as a medic. He thought it was amazing and couldn’t believe I’d kept it a secret! Alison Patmore, North Staffordshire Lou says: Wow! It’s wonderful how many aspects of your husband’s life you’ve managed to capture in this brilliant piece, Alison. We agree with him, it’s simply amazing – and doubly so that you were able to keep it a secret from him while you made it! WIN! Each month, our Star Letter winner receives a fantastic prize! This month’s Star Letter winner will receive this Purrfect Love kit by Kay…