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Cross Stitch Gold March 2017

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

1 min

With summer round the corner, are you in the mood for exotic, warmer climes? If so, we have just the issue for you this month, packed full of projects with a tropical, holiday feel to help indulge your summery, sun-seeking frame of mind. Take a look at our gorgeous Moroccan-inspired pouffe on page 44 for a taste of the bustling, spicy souk. We have a vibrant, azure underwater scene of haphazard-swimming tropical fish (p12). And of course, there is our folky, Mediterranean cover star – the beautiful Italian woman perched on a vine-clad windowsill by Lesley Teare (p4). Elsewhere, we have Lucie Heaton’s adorable mice-themed wedding cards (p60), a poised, ruby-haired mermaid by Shannon Wasilieff (p20) and a lovely gardening sampler courtesy of Amanda Gregory over on page 28. So, weather-permitting, pour yourself…

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siesta in the sun

“Here I aimed to depict a sense of the warmth and beauty that we associate with summertime in southern Europe. I hope you’ll enjoy stitching it!” 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 scene has oodles of wow-factor with its shimmering metallics, bright beads and intricate stitched detail. I can’t wait to get started on it!”Fiona Baker, Technical Editor You will need FABRIC Zweigart 28-count cream evenweave (3270/264) measuring 40x32cm (15¾x12½in) THREADS Stranded cotton and…

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 WRITE TO WIN! The star letter writer in this issue will receive a gorgeous Love Flamingo kit by Kim Anderson for Bothy Threads, worth £27.49. You can buy this kit from www.bothythreads.comor call 01900 828844. All other letter writers will receive a mystery prize. GOLD STAR LETTER Fab flamenco! I thought I’d send a picture of my finished item from your magazine. I used to stitch many moons ago and thought I’d have a go again. I must admit it was challenging, to say the least! I had to adapt the backstitch a little as, at 72, my eyes aren’t as good as they were, but nevertheless I’m really…

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the life aquatic

“The bright colours of my underwater design make it a joyful project to stitch – it’s perfect for friends who love to scuba dive, or simply for anyone who loves the beauty of exotic fish!” 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. “This design is a real stunner, with all its bright colours and great variety of sealife. I think it would make a fantastic piece of art for a bathroom!”Zeena Moolla, Acting Editor“Carol’s wonderful under-the-sea scene makes me want to pack my bags and head off somewhere exotic to explore the wonders…

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shopper’s guide

Jumping for joy Dancing in the Field (B558) from Luca-S is a truly marvellous design that's sure to turn heads with its joyous depiction of a young girl twirling around in pure glee. It’s boldly worked in vibrant red shades against a pale and largely monochromatic backdrop. Stitched on 18-count aida, the finished design measures 28x37cm and makes for a dense and detailed project that, once finished, will become a striking piece of artwork to display in pride of place in your home. Dancing in the Field costs £41.99 from SoloCrafts stockists. Call 0161 464 7313 or visit www.solocrafts.com/stockistsfor more details Small wonders If you have any friends who are keen to share your hobby, the new range of mini cross stitch kits from Hobbycraft is a great way to get them started. These…

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underwater elegance

“With her flowing red locks and bejewelled adornments, my mermaid makes for a truly luxurious project! I loved designing her, and hope you’ll have a great time bringing her to life.” Meet the designer Shannon Wasilieff Canadian designer Shannon has always been passionate about creative pursuits, but it was when she started designing cross stitch that she truly found her calling. Her talent is evident in her beautiful designs, and her great eye for colour and detail helps to make her unique creations into true masterpieces like this one. “Metallic thread can be tricky to work with, but it is essential to this project – the Kreinik gold hi lustre thread really makes the mermaid’s tail shimmer!”Fiona Baker, Technical Editor“I think Shannon’s use of beads on this design is just wonderful – the beads…