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Cross Stitch Crazy

Cross Stitch Crazy May 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 plan to put the lavender sachets from page 48 in all my dresser drawers” Lou Smith Production Editor This month… “I’m going to try stitching on perforated paper with the card kit* from page 8!” Emily Godwin Designer This month… “Barbra Streisand is my hero, so I’ll be stitching her portrait from page 19” Fiona Baker Technical Editor This month… “I’m obsessed with Maria Diaz’s adorable guinea pigs on page 34!” Heather Nugent Charting Editor This month… “My dad will love the car motifs on page 77 – I’m going to make him a card” Hannah Erskine Charting Assistant This month… “I’m definitely going to stitch all the cute kokeshi dolls on page 42!”…

1 min

… to the May issue of Crazy! I feel like this is the season for new adventures. I’ve done a bit of travelling in Europe this month, and I can’t wait to go again. Next on my list – Paris! While I save up for another trip, I’ll stitch Lesley Teare’s Eiffel Tower design from page 28. Or, I’ll celebrate a different kind of adventure – a new baby! A friend of mine is expecting, so I’ll stitch her the wild-animal baby sampler, card or tag from page 62. I’ll choose which to stitch depending on how much time I have! I wonder what adventures you’ll find in the pages of this issue, stitchers. You might opt to remember past exploits with the 1950s diner gift ideas on page 20,…

2 min
over to you…

Sara Westerdahl Sweden Which project are you most proud of? The sampler I stitched for my niece. It’s Harry Potter themed because one parent is a fan. It was also my largest project. I hope it brings my niece joy! How would you describe your stitching style? I like subversive stitching, classic samplers with a twist and other designs like those. How cross stitch crazy are you? I’m definitely in hoarding territory now! I love collecting pretty threads, fabrics and charts. Which occasion gets your needle twitching? All birthdays and holidays. It’s my goal this year to stitch and send more cards. When I’m not stitching, you’ll find me… Curled up on the couch either reading, playing video games or watching films or TV. Sarah Burns Woodley How would you describe your stitching style? Haphazard! As a mum of three who home-educates her…

1 min
your gift! spring card kit

Springtime greetings don’t get much cheerier than these! Choose from one of two gorgeous designs – either a cute spotty teapot and pink cuppa or a dear little blue tit perched on a cherry blossom branch. Whether you want to send heartfelt thanks, birthday wishes or a quick Mother’s Day card, either of these sweet motifs would be just the ticket. Start stitching one straight away with your new perforated card kit! Your kit includes a beautifully illustrated greetings card with a perforated area on the front for your chosen design, as well as a matching white envelope. You’ll also find all the threads you need to stitch either chart inside – they include a combination of pretty pinks and china blues, plus a soft green, a slate grey and a…

1 min
hip, hip, hooray!

Exclusive to Crazy! What a charming scene we’ve happened upon! These merry mice and their long-whiskered feline friend have been busy in the kitchen baking a tasty birthday treat. Now, with cupcake and balloon at the ready, they’re on their way to a special someone’s surprise party! And you’ll feel like partying too when you stitch this fun scene for a loved one. Work the main design in easy whole stitches and then bring the cuddly characters to life with plenty of backstitch. Check your calendar for a friend’s upcoming birthday and get stitching! Need to know Stitch Time 40 hours (approx) Stitch Types Whole cross stitch, backstitch ShoppingList… Threads - Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle - Size 24 tapestry needle Fabric - Zweigart 14-count parchment (3130) aida measuring 38x35cm (15x13 in). To buy,…

10 min

Star letter Winter wonder I’ve just completed The SnowmanTM scene from issue 262. I added some sparkle by using DMC metallic threads to stitch the buttons and Kreinik Metallic Very Fine No. 4 Braid to stitch the trees. Penny Wareing, Chester Alison says: I’m so glad you shared your finish with us, Penny. The glitzy threads you added look stunning, and the gold frame you chose really brings this whole piece together. You’re a winner! Penny Wareing WIN! This month’s Star Letter winner will receive this Afternoon Tea kit from Genny Haines’ In the Hen House range. The kit is worth £18 and includes 14-count white aida, threads, a needle and a chart. It measures 19.5x13.5cm (7 x5 in). For more info, visit www. goldleafneedlework.co.uk or call 01482 571 120. Each month, our Star Letter winner receives a fantastic…