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CrossStitcher March 2019

CrossStitcher is the UK’s best-selling crafts magazine. Each issue is packed with inspirational cross stitch designs and exciting new ideas that will help you make the most of this wonderfully relaxing and rewarding hobby. Please note: This digital version of the magazine does not currently include the covermount items or content you would find on printed newsstand copies.

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Dennis Publishing UK
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make of the month

Designed by: Susan Penny Stitch count: 33 high x 56 wide (one side)Design size: 6x9.5cm (2⅜x3¾in) Stitch time: 8 hours (both sides)This design was stitched on 14 count ai da fabric.Make a… sausage dog pincushionStep 1TAKE a 14x14cm (5½x5½in) piece of white ai da fabric. Stitch both sides of Frankie using two strands of stranded cotton for the cross stitch, one strand for the black backstitch under her tummy, two strands for the grass, and two strands for the eyes.Step 2CUT out both sides of Frankie following the blue line on the chart – you will be stitching on the mauve line which is positioned close to the cross stitch, this will give you three ai da squares around the edge for the seam allowance.Step 3USE the remaining stranded cotton…

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ARE YOUR WALLS a little overcrowded? Ours certainly are – we consider this the sign of a true cross stitcher when there isn’t even space to hang one more stitched scene or samplerFor this issue, we aimed to dream up a few things that don’t need to hang on the wall. Our favourite is the cushion waiting to be customised on page 36. This gives you the chance not only to mark out your favourite chair as your own but also create pockets for your evening essentials. We have 11 pocket motifs to choose from – everything from tissues for watching those tearjerker movies to a remote to tell the family they won’t be getting a turn. And of course, there is space for a small stitching project too.We’ve also…

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out there

Kit round-up…Tuva, publishers of all kinds of crafting books, have entered the cross stitch kit market with a huge new collection of kits in four different sizes. The four collections contain 36 different designs, and each includes pre-sorted DMC thread, instructions, 14 count ai da fabric, full colour chart and needle, plus a cross stitch booklet and high-quality wooden embroidery hoop that can be used as a frame. You’ll find them in the shops from February – for stockists visit www.creativeworldofcrafts.co.uk.TRAVEL TOTEWE’VE FEATURED luggage tags and passport covers you can stitch on, and now you can add to your travel range with a cross stitched canvas bag! Available in navy or cream, they have been printed with a gold map ready to be cross stitched with your unique design or…

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my craft room: christiane bellstedt myers

Christiane is the author of Scandi Christmas and Seasonal Scandi Crafts published by CICO. “Originally, my craft room was in the attic but since starting The Cozy Club, I have moved everything to be near to my kitchen so that I have all to hand for my workshops. I have plenty of drawers and small cupboards to hold all my tools. Old mason and jam jars hold scissors, pencils, paintbrushes and haberdashery items. I have several old trunks that store all my fabrics. I particularly love having a window to gaze out of whilst sewing, as often as it entices me out to sit a spell while creating a new project. I know that wherever I live, I will always carve a space out for creating.”“My Pfaff se wing machine…

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three of the best chocolates

NEJ37Buy the 100% cotton Sweet Cafe – Chocolate by Nutex by the fat quarter – it’s perfect for lining bags or for adding a fabric to your cards.LALLEHANDMADEStitching one of our Mother’s Day cards? Get some real chocs as a gift and use this printed Chocolate Lovers ribbon to wrap them!STITCHNBUTTONHere is a milk chocolate needle minder to keep your chocolate calorie free! Made of plastic, it’s around 1in in size. ■…

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trend spotting

PRIMROSESWE’VE SOME perfect primroses on page 16, but if you fancy some more floral treats, try these pretty primrose ideas…WHOLiberty are stocking this gorgeous floral monogram embroidery kit, decorated with evening primroses from Miniature Rhino. The personalised DIY pack is simple and easy to use, with an extra piece of fabric included for perfecting your technique.www.libertylondon.comWHATInspired are by the English country side and fox gloves, cow slips and primroses-Cloud 9 have this Evening Primrose 100% Organic Cotton Fabric in their range.www.fabrichq.co.ukHOWKeep your sewing accessories, such as bobbins, buttons and threads, in order with this sweet embroidered small useful purse, worked on Soft Sky Blue linen and lined with traditional blue ticking.www.poppytreffry.co.uk ■…