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Cross Stitch Favourites

Cross Stitch Favourites

Spring 2021
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Make gorgeous Christmas cards, gifts and decorations for your home with this fantastic collection of festive charts. Inside you’ll find 216 designs for stitchers of all abilities, from absolute beginner to stitching pro! Get stitching: ❄ Over 150 quick and easy motifs ❄ Cards for everyone on your list! ❄ Must-stitch gifts and stocking fillers ❄ Beautiful home decorations ❄ Classic and contemporary charts ❄3 fantastic festive alphabets:

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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Frequency:
Biannually
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1 min.
welcome

Three cheers for the arrival of spring! A time of hope, new life, lighter days and the start of warmer weather. It's also a time of celebrations – and with so many fun occasions falling at this time of year, it's a really great time to be a cross stitcher. With this in mind, we've packed this issue of Cross Stitch Favourites with gorgeous charts to help you make the most of whatever you are marking, including Mother's Day, Easter, wedding days, new babies, spring birthdays and so much more. We've teamed up with some of the UK's best-loved cross stitch designers to bring you this bumper collection of charts. Stitchers of every skill level will find the perfect project – whether you're a complete beginner, a seasoned pro or somewhere…

3 min.
bright & beautiful

Shopping list Fabric 14-count white aida measuring 45x45cm (7¾x7¾in) Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle Size 24 tapestry needle Extras Stretched canvas measuring 30x30cm (11¾x11¾in) Stitcher’s guide Our colourful tulips are stitched onto 14-count white aida in 29 shades of cotton. The cross stitch is worked in two strands of cotton, and there are plenty of fractionals throughout the piece, too. Backstitch is in one strand of cotton, as are the French knots for the butterflies. This is a densely stitched project so is best suited to stitchers with experience, or intermediates who are ready for a challenge. How to stitch the tulips picture 1 Find the centre of your fabric by folding it in half both horizontally and vertically; the centre point is where the fold lines meet. Follow the arrows on the chart to find its centre,…

3 min.
just for mum

Shopping list Fabric 14-count aida measuring 15x15cm (6x6in) for the card, 10x10cm (4x4in) for the poke and 10cm (4in) x your desired length for the napkin Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle Size 24 tapestry needle Extras 6mm double-sided tape, cloth napkin, patterned paper, hand-cut aperture card and lolly stick Stitcher’s guide Our Mother’s Day butterfly set is stitched onto 14-count white aida using just nine different colours of thread. The designs contain whole cross stitch and backstitch only, so are ideal for stitchers of all abilities, including complete beginners. How to stitch the butterfly designs 1 Find the centre of your fabric by folding it in half both horizontally and vertically. The centre is where the two fold lines meet and form a cross. Follow the arrows on the chart to find its centre, and start stitching here,…

1 min.
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2 min.
spring fling

Shopping list Fabric 14-count white aida measuring a maximum of 15x15cm (6x6in) for most of the designs 14-count white perforated paper Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle Size 24 tapestry needle Extras All items either handmade or bought from a local craft shop Stitcher’s guide Our cheery spring motifs are stitched onto 14-count white aida or perforated paper and contain whole cross stitch, backstitch and French knots. Each one takes between two and six hours to complete, so stitchers of all abilities will find the perfect project among this delightful collection. How to stitch the spring motifs 1 Find the centre of your fabric by folding it in half horizontally and vertically. (For the perforated paper, use a ruler to find the middle.) Find the centre of the chart and start stitching here, in the centre of the fabric, working…

3 min.
easter greetings

Shopping list Fabric 14-count white aida measuring 15x15cm (6x6in) for each design Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle Size 24 tapestry needle Extras Square scallop-edged cards, backing papers, buttons, gems, ribbons and mini pom-poms Stitcher’s guide Our stylish Easter greetings are stitched onto 14-count white aida and contain whole cross stitches only, making them perfect for stitchers of all skill levels, particularly complete beginners. How to stitch the Easter designs 1 Find the centre of your fabric by folding it in half both horizontally and vertically. Follow the arrows marked on the chart to find its centre, and start stitching here, working your way outwards. 2 Work all of the cross stitch using two strands of thread. Sixteen different colours of thread are used to create the cross stitch in these designs, so check the key as you go to…