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Cross Stitch Gold January 2018

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.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Back issues only
$10.94(Incl. tax)

in this issue

3 min
medieval maiden

Meet the designer Shannon Wasilieff Canadian designer Shannon has always been passionate about creative pursuits, but it was when she started designing cross stitch that she truly found her calling. Her talent is evident in her beautiful designs, and her great eye for colour and detail helps to make her unique creations into true masterpieces like this one. “I love to look at the history books to find inspiration with designs like this one. I wanted to create an opulent scene, and this lady is certainly majestic with her golden tresses and jewels” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count white evenweave over two threads of the fabric in 35 shades of cotton and one of metallic thread. Cross stitch is in two strands, and backstitch is in one. With seed beads, French…

3 min
have your say

Get in touch! Email: zeena@cross-stitching.com Write to: Zeena Moolla, Cross Stitch Gold magazine, 2nd Floor, Tower House, Fairfax Street, Bristol BS1 3BN Join us at: facebook.com/crossstitchgold Tweet us: @CrossStitchGold WRITE TO WIN! The star letter writer in this issue will receive the fabulous new Cut Thru’ Ballroom kit by Bothy Threads, worth £31.99. You can buy this kit from www.bothythreads.com or call 01900 828844. All other letter writers will receive a mystery prize. Time to stitch I hope you like this picture of my latest project. It’s the owl clock by Lucie Heaton which was published in issue 139 of Cross Stitch Gold. Like a lot of people I love owls, and these are so cute I just had to stitch them. I needed a new clock for my craft room and this now hangs on the wall…

3 min
step into spring

Meet the designer Clare Buswell Clare studied graphic design in art college and is a talented crafter and artist. She lives in a small village in Ireland, surrounded by nature. When she’s not creating in her studio you’ll find her in the garden, where she finds endless inspiration for her creations. “There are lots of spring lambs in the fields where I live, and they are so sweet and full of the joys of life. They always make me smile as I pass by – I hope my design will have the same effect!” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 14-count white aida in 28 shades of stranded cotton and one shade of Madeira Lana. Cross stitch is in both one and two strands, and backstitch is in one strand. This is a…

3 min
shopper’s guide

GOLD STAR BUY Holiday mood If you’re weary of all the endless counting while you stitch, the new range of no-count kits from Needleart World might offer the respite you’ve been looking for. Night Watching is just one of the designs in the range – this evocative scene is sure to get you in the mood if you’re dreaming of your next holiday. It is printed onto 14-count aida, so all you need to do is follow the fabric to complete the design, which measures 55x41cm (22x16in). Order the kit from www.sewandso.co.uk from £36.12, or call 0800 013 0150 Get organised for 2018! Bag it up This storage bag with a rope handle is ideal for keeping your stash both tidy and close at hand. Simply pop the canvas bucket in your chosen spot to…

2 min
bright bouquet

Meet the designer Carol Thornton Watercolour artist Carol sketches and paints her gorgeous works of art before turning them into cross stitch designs. She creates charts for various magazines and has attracted legions of fans who love her distinctive style of artwork, which translates beautifully into cross stitch. “I hope you’ll enjoy stitching these bright and colourful blooms. Arranged loosely in a pretty blue and white vase, they have a warm, homely feel, just right for a cosy kitchen” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count trento sky evenweave over two threads of the fabric in 26 shades of cotton. Cross stitch is worked in two strands of cotton, and the backstitch is worked in one strand. There are also fractionals in two strands and French knots in one strand. This project is…

3 min
you could be a winner!

Chance to win £1,046 in prizes! £252 in prizes to win! Off to the show! Stalls heaving with stitching supplies, experts around every corner, an extensive programme of talks, workshops, demos, galleries and much more – we adore craft shows! The next date for your diary is The Hobbycrafts Show held in Birmingham from 15th-18th March. We have nine pairs of tickets to give away, and tickets to this show also include entry to the Sewing For Pleasure, Fashion & Embroidery Show! Buy your own tickets at www.ichfevents.co.uk. We have nine pairs of tickets worth £28 per pair to give away. The text keyword is GOLD144SHOW. See the blue box for entry details £260 in prizes to win! Flamingo feathers Flamingo (PUFM1420) is the latest fabulous addition to the Peter Underhill Collection from Heritage Crafts. Rendered in…