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Cross Stitch Gold November 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

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Christmas is a time for spreading joy and happiness to those we love, and there's no better way to do that than with cross stitch. Whoever you're stitching for – friends, parents, children, partners – our packed issue has something to fill everyone's stocking. One of my favourites this issue is Durene Jones's sampler (p18), with its gorgeous festive palette, and mini scenes that would also make charming cards when stitched individually. Winter really is settling in now – it's the perfect excuse to curl up on the sofa and stitch our cosy stag cushion (p50). On page 26 we're winding up chalet season with the final part of our Alpine series. Or, for a very different winter scene, try our Christmas angel (p4) and rooftop Santa (p12) – both magical…

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enchanted forest

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! “The angel’s beautiful red dress brings warmth and colour to this frosty woodland scene, drawing your eye to her instantly.” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count ice blue evenweave over two threads of the fabric, in 38 shades of stranded cotton and one of metallic thread. Cross stitch is in one and two strands of cotton. Backstitch is in one and two strands of cotton, and two strands of metallic.…

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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 Hobby crafting Here are my latest finished pieces – Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid, and a kit from Bothy Threads called Hobbies: Baking. I love watching old films and baking with my mum, so I will be putting these up on our wall at home. Jade Lawley, West Yorkshire Zeena: I love how your stitching reflects your hobbies and interest, Jade. Such different pieces, but both beautifully stitched – great work! Winning finish Earlier this year I was thrilled when you printed my letter as Star Letter. My prize was Flight of the Bumblebee by Bothy Threads. It arrived just in time for me to take on my holiday. I always like to start a…

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special delivery

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 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. “Under a moonlit sky, with London’s Big Ben sparkling in the distance, this scene captures all the giddy excitement of Christmas Eve!” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count navy evenweave over two threads of the fabric in 36 shades of stranded cotton and one of metallic thread. Cross stitch is in three strands of cotton or metallic thread, with fractionals for extra detail. Half cross stitch is also in three strands,…

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gifts of the season

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 sweet sampler will be a joy to stitch with its patchwork of mini motifs, full of festive cheer. Use the individual scenes as Christmas cards, too!” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 14-count rustico oatmeal aida in 17 shades of stranded cotton. Cross stitch is in two strands of cotton, while backstitch defines the design in one strand of cotton. With no fractional stitches and just a few French knots in one strand…

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