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Cross Stitch Crazy

Cross Stitch Crazy March 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 stitching one of the anniversary cards on page 37 for my parents!” Lou Smith Production Editor This month… “My friend would love the wine glass charms on page 56 for her birthday” Emily Godwin Designer This month… “I’m going to make my friend the flower photo frame on page 72!” Fiona Baker Technical Editor This month… “I’m planning on creating a sampler using the Asian animals on page 20” Heather Nugent Charting Editor This month… “I’ll be using one of the tags on page 28 to finish wrapping my mum’s gift!” Hannah Erskine Charting Assistant This month… “My friend’s son will feel extra special wearing one of the masks on page 42”…

1 min

… to the March issue of Crazy! For me, the best way to get through the last of winter is to cosy up and stitch delightful projects that remind me of the spring to come. Then, by the time the flowers start to bloom, I have a beautiful season-appropriate design to put on display! Julia Rigby’s colourful allotment scene on page 10 will be just perfect for this – it’s so bright and full of life. This is also a great time to stitch gifts or try something new, like the cheery plastic canvas frames from page 72. I’m thinking of making one for my mom for Mother’s Day, along with a card featuring a sweet tapir and its baby from the Asian animal gift ideas on page 20. Then,…

2 min
over to you…

Angela Page Warners End Which project are you most proud of? I found a project in my late parents’ house – my mum had worked the first 100 stitches of it. It was my first-ever project and I’m so pleased with it. Which occasion gets your needle twitching? Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries and weddings. Basically, I’ll stitch for any event. Who do you most like to stitch for? Family and friends. My grandson loved the dinosaurs I stitched for his new bedroom. How cross stitch crazy are you? Very! I have so many kits and a full set or two of my favourite threads. I will not stop! When I’m not stitching, you’ll find me… Enjoying my grandson’s company. I also love floristry and create floral arrangements! Megan Bangerter USA Which cross stitch designer would be your dream dinner party guest? Nora Corbett! Her style is…

2 min
your gift! 2-in-1 furry tales birthday card kit

GIFT AVAILABLE with print edition of issue 265 only CALL 03330 162 133* TO BUY Best friends Monty and Lizzie are throwing a big birthday bash, and you’re invited to join them! Dress them up in their best party clothes by stitching them using the materials in your kit. Inside, you’ll find all the threads and aida you need, plus a needle, two printed aperture cards and envelopes. Whomever you give your cards to, they’re sure to enjoy every detail of these characters, from the dainty dots on Lizzie’s dress to the neatly-wrapped present that Monty’s brought along. You’ll use whole stitches and backstitch only to stitch these two cuties, so they’ll be fun and quick to make, too! There’s even room in both designs to add the recipient’s initials or name if…

1 min
home grown

Exclusive to Crazy! Step into a gardener’s paradise as you bring this striking spring scene to life. From the trailing runner beans to the chirping birds perched above, this scene is bursting with activity. Capture it all in whole stitches, fractionals, backstitch and French knots on a background of Sew It All’s Garden View aida, which features a lush green ground and blue sky. Then, let the scene remind you of the wonders of spring all year round when you frame your finish, or turn it into a cosy cushion for your favourite deck chair. Shopping List… Threads - Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle - Size 24 tapestry needle Fabric - Fabric Flair 14-count Garden View aida measuring 38x33cm (15x13in). To buy, visit www.sewitall.com or call 01280 821 777 Extras - Frame and mount…

10 min
your letters

Star letter You’re a winner! Laura Fielding Stitch gallery I thought I’d share my project wall in my craft room with you. As a teacher, my time can often be consumed by marking and planning. Stitching provides me with some downtime and helps me keep my sanity! Lots of my projects are gifts for friends and family, but those that I make for me are often left in a bag or a drawer. My very handy fiancé had the idea to frame them and create a cross stitch wall in my craft room. It’s like an art gallery of all of my projects and is something I can keep adding to! Laura Fielding, Liverpool Alison says: What a lovely space to have, Laura. Your projects look wonderful up on the wall, and your fiancé…