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Cross Stitch Gold June 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

3 min
medieval grace

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 love to design ladies with elegant gowns and accessories. This Celtic princess is one of my favourites to date, in seasonal shades to welcome summer.” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count Mermaid Dreams Jobelan evenweave over two threads of the fabric in 36 shades of stranded cotton and one of metallic thread. Cross stitch is in two strands of cotton or metallic, and fractionals are used…

2 min
romantic getaway

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 enjoy my design of ‘The Floating City’. With its pretty canals and historic buildings, it’s easy to see why it’s thought of as the most beautiful city in the world!” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 14-count white aida in 28 shades of stranded cotton. Cross stitch is in two strands of thread, with fractional stitches for extra detail. A small amount of backstitch defines parts of the design in one strand of thread, and there are also French knots in one…

3 min
beside the seaside

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! “Sand, sea, sun, and a friend to enjoy it all with – what more do you need? I’m longing for a sunny day to hit the beach, just like these stylish ladies!” stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 14-count white aida in 34 shades of stranded cotton. Cross stitch is in two strands of thread, and backstitch is worked in both one and two strands. Half cross stitch in two…

1 min
subscription order form

Dear reader, This issue, we’ve got a very special offer for you! Subscribe to Cross Stitch Gold today and receive this cute Foxgloves kit by Wrendale Designs! Plus, you can spread the cost over the year by paying only £14.35 every 3 issues. Don’t miss out on this great saving – treat yourself today, or delight a fellow stitcher with a gift subscription. GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE • Get your cute fox kit worth over £29 when you subscribe today!• Save 20% on shop price• Spread the cost – just £14.35 every 3 issues• 8 large projects in every issue from the UK’s best designers• Convenient UK home delivery at no extra cost! This kit contains: 14-count Zweigart aida with a printed speckled background, pre-sorted stranded cottons, needles, chart and instructions. Finished size 26x26cm…

4 min
fun on the farm

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. “I hope you love this rustic-style piece, with simple farm animals and beautiful bright sunflowers. Those pops of yellow are a perfect pick-me-up!” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 14-count linen aida in 10 shades of stranded cotton. Cross stitch is in two strands of thread, and backstitch is worked in both one and two strands. There are a few French knots in one strand of cotton, but there are no fractional stitches, making this project suitable for intermediate stitchers or advanced beginners. How to stitch the design 1 Find the…

3 min
you could be a winner!

CHANCE TO WIN £877 IN PRIZES Time for tea Join Mel Giedroyc and throw a Blooming Great Tea Party for Marie Curie in June. It’s an easy way to get together with friends and family and raise money for a great cause. Every pound you raise will help provide vital care to people with a terminal illness. To be entered into a prize draw to win £100 Hobbycraft vouchers, and a pair of Hotter Daffodil Shoes, RRP £55, sign up to throw your tea party at www.mariecurie.org.uk/cross-stitch and donate your money by July 26th Purple reign Make your next stitching project a calming one with The World in Stitches’ dainty designs in a delicate purple colour palette. The Knotty Mandala is inspired by traditional Celtic knots and uses whole cross stitches only for a simple,…