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Cross Stitch Gold

Cross Stitch Gold

March 2020

Cross Stitch Gold is the ultimate collection of cross stitch designs for experienced stitchers. With eight inspirational projects from the world’s best designers in every issue, you’ll be spoiled for choice of glorious gifts for friends and family.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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9 Issues

In this issue

2 min.
flamenco beauty

Meet the designer Maria Diaz Maria has always had a passion for needlecraft, since learning to sew as a child on her great-grandmother’s Singer machine. After art college she landed a job as a printer, which led to her becoming DMC’s first in-house designer. She is now an independent designer and lives in the Midlands with her two sons, Lincoln and Hudson. “I’ve used deep, rich colours to create a scene full of drama and intensity, bringing the spirit of Flamenco to life in stitches.” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count cream evenweave over two threads of the fabric in 31 shades of cotton and two shades of metallic thread. Cross stitch is in two strands of cotton or metallic, with lots of fractional stitches throughout. Half cross stitch is in two strands…

2 min.
have your say

Get in touch Email: crossstitchgold@immediate.co.uk Write to: Zeena Moolla, Cross Stitch Gold magazine, Eagle House, Colston Avenue, Bristol BS1 4ST Join us at: facebook.com/crossstitchgold Tweet us: @CrossStitchGold Jewelled beauty In October 2017 I finished cross stitching this beautiful Kingfisher design by Maria Diaz from issue 138, and last December I finally framed it. I love to stitch larger projects of animals and flowers, so Gold is the right place to find great designs. I’ve almost completed the Sunflower Bouquet from issue 130, and will send a picture as soon as I finish! Hennie van der Duim, The Netherlands Zeena: Your kingfisher is beautiful, Hennie. I bet the sunflowers will be just as exquisite. Fantasy finish I just finished this Casting Spells kit by Bothy Threads. I loved every single stitch, and now it will have a place of honour in…

3 min.
tender moments

Meet the designer Lesley Teare Lesley is an experienced cross stitch designer with a degree in Printed and Woven Textiles, and many years of design experience. She creates designs for a wide range of stitching magazines, and has a range of cross stitch books to her name, too. Lesley lives and works in rural Suffolk, where she enjoys gardening and country walks with her labrador. “The message of this piece is universal and timeless. It would make a perfect gift for any loving mother, whatever age she and her children may be.” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count white evenweave over two threads of the fabric using 32 shades of stranded cotton. Cross stitch is in two strands of cotton, with fractionals for extra detail. Backstitch is worked in one strand of thread,…

3 min.
teatime delights

Meet the designer Amanda Gregory Based in the West Country, Amanda is a talented watercolour artist, cross stitch designer and dressmaker. Her work is suffused with gorgeous colour combinations and a great sense of detail, and her beautiful designs regularly appear in a range of popular cross stitching magazines. “This is my idea of a perfect afternoon, right here! It won’t be long before we’re enjoying tea in the garden, and the joy of summer strawberries.” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count white evenweave over two threads of the fabric in 32 shades of cotton. Cross stitch is in two strands of cotton, with lots of fractional stitches throughout. The backstitch is worked in one strand, and French knots also add extra detail in one strand. This project is recommended for experienced stitchers. How…

3 min.
love & cuddles

Meet the designer Durene Jones Prolific designer Durene Jones creates cross stitch charts for a range of stitching magazines. Her work is well loved for its modern and colourful tone, but she is a versatile designer and can turn her hand to any theme or style. Before starting on her creative cross stitch career, Durene worked as a graphic designer. “Who needs an excuse to stitch a cute panda? This is a lovely ‘just because’ project, which is sure to bring cheer to any home.” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count white evenweave over two threads of the fabric in 26 shades of cotton. Cross stitch is in two strands of cotton, with lots of fractional stitches throughout. There is also blended cross stitch using one strand each of two colours. Backstitch is…

2 min.
you could be a winner!

Hop to it We’re feeling the love for Wrendale’s latest adorable design – this cute hare pair, surrounded by pretty poppies. The beautiful shading and detail on this sweet seasonal scene will make it a joy to stitch, and the Love is in the Hare kit (worth £29.49) comes with everything you need. See more designs at www.bothythreads.com. → We’ve got ten Love is in the Hare kits to give away to lucky readers. See the purple box for entry details Unicorn magic Add a sprinkling of magic to your spring stitching in the form of this quirky unicorn chart from Peacock & Fig. In a soft colour palette of creams, greys and peach, with touches of sparkle, this pattern has a whimsical feel and a motivational message that’s perfect for the new season.…