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Cross Stitch Crazy June 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
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in this issue

1 min
meet the team

Emma Jones Art Editor This month… “I’m stitching a bib for my friend’s baby with the crab from page 20 on it!” Lou Smith Production Editor This month… “The adorable reptiles on page 77 will make great gift tags for birthdays” Emily Godwin Designer This month… “I’ll be stitching my mum’s name using the patchwork alphabet on page 43” Fiona Baker Technical Editor This month… “I’m thinking of turning the car word cloud on page 28 into a cushion for my dad” Heather Nugent Charting Editor This month… “I’m planning to make a few cards using the fun berry charts on page 34” Hannah Erskine Charting Assistant This month… “The Father’s Day cards on page 72 are the cutest – my dad will love them!” Contact and follow crazy www.instagram.com/crossstitchcrazymag www.facebook.com/crossstitchcrazy www.twitter.com/crazy_magazine www.gathered.how/CSC ☎ 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…

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… to the June issue of Crazy! As we look forward to summer, we start to look for projects to suit the season, whether they’re for our own homes or for gifts. For instance, my sister-in-law grew up on a farm, so I’ve decided to stitch her the hen sitting on a nest from page 62. Hopefully the warm colours will remind her of sunny days back home! However, if you’re searching for a more modern stitch for the summer, I recommend the chic stencil-style lighthouses on page 56. Or, if you’re stitching for children, try the pastel-coloured nautical gift ideas on page 20. And of course, if you or a friend are planning to spend the hot months stitching indoors with fans on full blast, decorate a beloved crafting…

2 min
over to you…

Jannie Hurst South Africa Which project are you most proud of? The sampler of the province I grew up in, KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. It shows the mountains, buildings and landscapes of KwaZulu-Natal – it’s a journey across the province! How would you describe your stitching style? I like to use the loop method as it gives my work a better look with neater stitches. How cross stitch crazy are you? Totally crackers! Which occasion gets your needle twitching? I love any special event that allows me to make cards to give to my family and friends. How long ago did you start stitching? My mom taught me when I was a teenager. I’m 72 years old now and still at it! Lane Line Basildon Which project are you most proud of? The project I’m working on right now! It’s called Wolf Aurora by David…

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2-in-1 card & bookmark kit

Travel through the provinces of China with this adventurous young lady – she’s on a journey to discover and celebrate her family’s heritage! Dressed in her favourite Hanfu outfit – inspired by the clothing of the Han Dynasty – she looks like she’s ready to attend a summer festival or enjoy an evening of traditional food and entertainment. Bring her to life with the whole stitches and backstitch that make up her portrait. You’ll work through a beautiful palette of pastel pinks, soft blues and delicate greens, plus shades of black for her hair and outlines. Girl in Hanfu Stitch count 87 (h) x 28 (w) Design area on 14-count fabric 16x5cm (61/4x2in) Stitched by Laura Boyter Illustrations © Durene Jones 2020 Once you’ve finished, use double-sided tape to secure your stitching inside the card in…

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sunny holiday

Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside! If you’re as nostalgic as we are for beach holidays of the past, you’ll love stitching this charming design, based on an original watercolour by Faye Whittaker. Join two darling children as they watch a big, beautiful hot air balloon launch into the sky, waving energetically at the people in the basket soaring above them. Capture this sweet moment in a mix of whole and half stitches, backstitch and French knots – then keep it, and the memories of wonderful holidays gone by, for ever. ShoppingList… Threads - Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle - Size 24 tapestry needle Fabric - Zweigart 14-count white aida measuring 42x35cm (16½x13¾in). To buy, visit www.lakesideneedlecraft.co.uk or call 0161 505 1910 Extras - Stretched canvas of your choice…

11 min
your letters

You’re a winner! Linda West Star letter Childhood dream I didn’t have a doll’s house when I was a child, even though it was something I always wanted. I had lots of dolls’ furniture that I would put on the floor and play pretend with, which is easy to do as a child. So, when I came across this doll’s house design by Maria Diaz, I had to stitch it! It took me a long time, as it’s got a lot of detail, but I’m so happy with the result. Linda West, Isle of Man Alison says: It sounds like you had a wonderful imagination as a child, Linda! I’m pleased you now have the doll’s house you dreamed of. All those intricate stitches have paid off – it looks brilliant! WIN! Each month, our Star Letter…