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Cross Stitch Gold February 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
among the tulips

stitch tip Use a sharp needle to work the fractional stitches if you are stitching on aida 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 selection of cross stitching magazines. “What could be more perfect to stitch in spring than a field full of tulips, planted in bold stripes of colour for a spectacular visual display. Gorgeous!” You will need FABRIC Zweigart 28-count white evenweave measuring 40x40cm (15½x15½in) THREADS Stranded cotton as listed in the key NEEDLE Size 26 tapestry needle EXTRAS Frame and mount of your choice with a minimum aperture of 25.5x25.5cm (10x10in) FOR STOCKISTS’ DETAILS turn to page 59 Stitcher’s guide This design is worked…

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 Seasonal stitch I really enjoyed stitching this spring design from the Seasons Sampler in issue 143. It didn’t take me long to do, and makes a cute little picture on its own to hang up and celebrate the season. I’m going to do the summer scene next, and complete all four so that I can interchange them throughout the year. I love the magazine – keep those great designs coming please! Mel Evans, Dudley Zeena: I agree – this spring scene makes a lovely mini stitch! What a great idea to stitch them individually, Mel. Santa stop here Well it wasn’t quite finished on Christmas Eve, but enough that we still…

2 min
april showers

stitch tip Check the key carefully, as some of the backstitch is worked in two strands 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 is renowned for creating 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. “This project was fun to work on. There’s nothing better than a walk with your dog – it’s one of my favourite things to do, in any weather!” You will need FABRIC Zweigart 28-count cream evenweave (3270/264) measuring 45x40cm (17¾x15¾in) THREADS Stranded cotton as listed in the key NEEDLE Size 26 tapestry needle EXTRAS Frame of…

3 min
shopper’s guide

GOLD STAR BUY Green goddess Available on either 14-count aida or 27-count evenweave, the new Darcey kit from Heritage Crafts is a suitably glamorous addition to John Clayton’s popular Elegance range! She makes an irresistible project for experienced stitchers to enjoy. The beautiful harpist portrayed in this design is a vision in emerald green, with chestnut curls cascading over her shoulders and down to her wonderfully realistic-looking ballgown. Buy the kit for £51.99 from Heritage Crafts at www.hcrafts.com or by calling 01889 575256 Stitch an heirloom sampler We are family The Butterfly and Bee Family Tree Sampler from the Historical Sampler Company is a gorgeous heirloom piece if you’re seeking a special project to give a family member. The finished size is 30x20cm (12x8in) and the glorious, symmetrical tree design, intricate border and bold lettering all…

4 min
down on the farm

stitch tip Use red cotton to grid your fabric into 10x10 squares – this will help with placing the animals Meet the designer Joanne Aston Cross stitch designer Joanne has a degree in Fashion and Textiles from The Univerity of Central England. She has worked as design manager at Coats Crafts and is now a freelance designer, taking on commissions for a range of projects. “I love ambling along the country lanes in springtime and passing various farm animals on my way. It makes me laugh when a nosey pig or curious cow comes across the field to greet me over the fence!” You will need FABRIC Zweigart 28-count white evenweave measuring 50x45cm (19½x17¾in) THREADS Stranded cotton as listed in the key NEEDLE Size 26 tapestry needle EXTRAS Backing fabric, 37cm (14½in) wooden dowel rod, buttons and ribbon of your…

1 min
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