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Cross Stitch Gold March 2019

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

2 min
meadow sweet

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. “I couldn’t resist giving this girl a sweet little cat for company. They make a lovely pair, skipping through the foxgloves and tending to their garden.” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 14-count light blue aida using 34 shades of stranded cotton. Cross stitch and fractional stitches are worked in two strands of thread, and backstitch detail is added in one strand. We recommend this densely stitched design for…

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 Roaring 20s Here is an Art Deco Band Sampler that I designed and stitched myself, with all the glitz and glamour of the roaring 20s. I stitched this on 28-count Jobelan evenweave using Anchor Marlitt, DMC Light Effects and DMC stranded cotton. The design is embellished with seed beads, and there are lots of speciality stitches such as herringbone, satin stitch, ray stitch, fan stitch, whip stitch, queen stitch, and even some I devised myself! The finished design size is 15x118cm (6x46 in). I hope you like it! Jackie Moore, Salisbury Zeena: This is simply gorgeous, Jackie. Thanks for sharing it with us! Christmas tradition Here is a picture…

2 min
ducklings & daffodils

Meet the designer Jenny Barton Jenny has been passionate about the creative arts since she was a small child, and went on to study graphic design at university. Soon after, she landed a job as a needlework designer for DMC Creative World, and became a freelance designer a couple of years later. She loves being able to work with cross stitch every day! “Framed by bright yellow blooms, these little ducklings make adorable subjects for a spring scene. I love their fluffy feathers!” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count white evenweave over two threads of the fabric, in 34 shades of stranded cotton. Cross stitch is in both one and two strands of thread, while half cross stitch in two strands is used for the cloudy background. Backstitch is worked in one strand,…

2 min
dancing queen

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 ancient foot-treadled 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. “There’s something so mesmerising about Irish dancing. I hope my design will get your feet tapping and your needles twitching.” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count antique white evenweave over two threads of the fabric in 21 shades of stranded cotton and one of metallic thread. Cross stitch is in two strands of cotton or metallic, and there are also large areas of half cross stitch, worked in two…

3 min
jungle fun for baby

Meet the designer Lucie Heaton Lucie has always been a keen crafter with a particular passion for needlecraft. She contributes to a wide variety of stitching magazines and her work has appeared in various books, too. When she’s not busy designing, Lucie enjoys walking and exploring new places. “It’s never too soon to teach your children how to tell the time, especially when you’re teaching them about bedtime! I hope you enjoy my design.” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count Emerald Mist evenweave over two threads of the fabric in 27 shades of stranded cotton. Cross stitch is worked in two strands of thread, and backstitch adds definition in one strand. There are no fractional stitches, making this project suitable for intermediate stitchers. How to stitch the design 1 Find the centre of your fabric…

2 min
you could be a winner!

£250 in prizes to win! Best of friends Step into the whimsical world of best buddies Belle & Boo, a little girl and her adorable bunny. They’re always off on new adventures, from splashing in puddles to growing flowers in the garden, which makes for some delightful designs for us to stitch! Available from www.belleandboo.com, these PDF charts cost £5 each. → We’ve got five PDF charts, worth £25, to give away to 10 readers. See the purple box for entry details. £249 in prizes to win! See the world Go around the world in 80 stitches (well, maybe a few more than that!) with this skyline chart by Peppermint Purple. You’ll stitch some of the world’s most iconic landmarks, including Big Ben, the pyramids and Sydney Opera House. It’s a trip of a lifetime in…