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Cross Stitch Gold October 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
peace on earth

Meet the designer JENNY BARTON’S 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! “These delightful cherubs remind me of traditional, ornately decorated Christmas cards. A gold-coloured frame is the perfect finishing touch.” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count ivory evenweave over two threads of the fabric in 31 shades of stranded cotton. Cross stitch is in two strands of thread, with fractional stitches for extra detail. Backstitch defines the design in one strand of cotton. This project is recommended for intermediate to…

2 min
have your say

Get in touch Email: zeena@cross-stitching.com Write to: Zeena Moolla, Cross Stitch Gold magazine, Eagle House, Colston Avenue, Bristol BS1 4ST Join us at: facebook.com/crossstitchgold Tweet us: @CrossStitchGold Feathered friend This is my latest finish from Cross Stitch Gold issue 153. I loved the Lesley Teare project, Songbird of Spring, and it came out looking fantastic. I changed the fabric to 32-count Murano Grey evenweave so it made the colours look more intense. Awaiting every issue with anticipation for new projects to stitch! Helen Woudenberg, The Netherlands Zeena: Wow! This is just stunning, Helen. Thank you for sharing. Romantic gesture I started this cross stitch last December with the idea that in the not-too-distant future, my daughter Rebecca would be getting married. In April, she and her partner Colin went off to Bruges for a few days. Colin had organised a…

2 min
holiday romance

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 just couldn’t resist the idea of a loving snow couple, sharing a moment in their own little winter wonderland. I hope you love them as much as I do!” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 14-count white aida in 28 shades of stranded cotton. The cross stitch and fractional stitches are both worked in two strands of thread, while the backstitch detail is worked in one strand. French knots in one strand of cotton add detail to this densely stitched scene, which is recommended…

2 min
merry & bright!

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. “This cheerful sign is a wonderful way to greet party guests, family – even carol singers! You could also turn the individual baubles and elves into cute cards.” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count white evenweave over two threads of the fabric in 22 shades of stranded cotton. The cross stitch and fractional stitches are worked in two strands of thread, while backstitch is in both one and two strands. French knots…

2 min
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