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The World of Cross Stitching The World of Cross Stitching

The World of Cross Stitching

June 2019

Every issue is packed with the very best cross stitch designs, expert advice and in depth technical features, as well as product news, reader letters and stories, competitions and giveaways.

Land:
United Kingdom
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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welcome

How’s your 2019 stitching coming along? Are you trying new techniques? Giving different finishing ideas a go, or busy making gifts? If you’re looking for inspiration then this issue is guaranteed to please you.For starters, Amanda Butler’s vibrant floral bouquet on page 10 is sure to brighten any room in the house. And add a splash of colour to your kitchen with our cocktail recipe sampler by Emma Congdon (p26) – the colours really ‘jump’ off the black aida!We’ve got Father’s Day ideas covered, too. If the man in your life is an avid golfer or gardener then he’ll love the set of three golfing bear cards on page 84 or the green-fingered Cookie Bear card kit (your gift with this issue). You could also try your hand at making…

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meet some of our designers…

HEATHER NUGENTTry something new with Heather’s fab project (p56). Stitch on perforated paper and layer the designs to create two 3D scenes – we show you how.MARIA DIAZYou’ll find a card for all occasions in Maria’s set of six modern cake designs on page 38. You can customise each design with your own greeting.DIANE MACHINUse Diane’s typographic alphabet set (p77) to create a speedy personalised gift for a loved one. You’ll love the funky colour palette used across the letters.…

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meet our guests

Jennifer Brown is a homekeeper in FloridaWhat’s your idea of cross stitch heaven?My cross stitch heaven has no distractions or interruptions and all necessary supplies.Who’s your favourite cross stitch designer and why?So very many to choose from! My newest favourite I would have to say is Durene Jones. I can really feel happiness coming from her patterns.Fave recent WOXS design?I love ‘Birds of a Feather’ by Durene Jones – I just love her style and how her designs always make me smile.What has been your best compliment for one of your cross stitch pieces, and who was it from?My brother – when he opened a stitching that my mum started and I finished. His comment was: “Wow, Jen, I can’t tell where mom stopped and you started!”Victoria Ljunggren from Stockholm,…

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your exclusive gift!

Weekend stitchFactbox✖ Stitching Time Approx. 4 hours✖ Type of Stitches Cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch, French knots✖ Ease of Stitching BeginnerInside your kit…To help you sort your threads, here is a list of the threads in your kit:Purple x1Light purple x1Black x2Grey x2Dark brown x1Brown x2Light brown x2Cream x2Yellow x1Light grey x2Blue x2Pink x1Dark green x1Green x1Light green x1Total: 22 lengthsCookie Bear keySTITCH COUNT 44 high x 30 wideDESIGN AREA 14 HPI (28-count evenweave) – 8x5.5cm (3¼x2¼in)STITCHED BY Laura BoyterThis design was stitched using stranded cotton from your coverkitTOP TIPPrior to stitching, pre-sort your shades on a thread organiser. This way you are able to start quickly and less likely to get similar colours mixed up…

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furry tales

This is one groom who will certainly sweep you off your feet! Monty Mouse is looking rather dapper in his black tux, complete with a classy top hat and a bright pink flower pinned to his lapel. Great as a wedding or anniversary stitchy gift.Groom Mouse keySTITCH COUNT 40 high x 36 wideDESIGN AREA 14 HPI (28-count evenweave) – 7.5x6.5cm (2¾x2½in)This design was stitched using DMC stranded cottonMissed a chart?ISSUE 280All in elegant white and clutching a bouquet, Lizzie is all excited for her big day.ISSUE 279Check out Monty and his freshly-baked hot cross buns – a classic Easter treat!ISSUE 278Dressed in yellow and blowing dandelion seeds, Lizzie is all ready for spring!For back issues, call ☎ 03330 162 137 or visit http://bit.ly/1NwX3Rv…

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beautiful bouquet

Anemones, roses and lilies are all stunning flowers in their own right, but together they look simply showstopping! Picked fresh from the flower beds and carefully arranged in a sweet porcelain jug so that each flower has a chance to shine, this vibrant bunch of blooms is getting us in the mood for sunny summer days. How about you?Amazingly, there are no fractional stitches in this design, however, you will need to use a sharp needle to pierce the aida in order to create much of the backstitch detail. Make sure you place these stitches accurately, as it’s this intricate backstitch that really brings each flower to life, especially those delicately layered rose petals.This design is so radiant, it deserves to be mounted with care in an elegant frame and…

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