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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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Land:
United Kingdom
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Erscheinungsweise:
Biannually
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1 Min.
welcome

With this in mind, we've put together a truly fantastic collection of festive charts to inspire your Christmas stitching. If you like to give a handmade present, then there are plenty of designs for you to get stuck into, including a stylish penguin doorstop on page 28 and a massive collection of embellished stocking fillers on page 21. There are heaps of smaller motifs that can be used for cards and greetings, as well as wall hangings, tree decorations and a very special advent calendar that will make the perfect trimmings for your home this December. If you're new to stitching, there are lots of charts here that are very easy to stitch – if you're a total beginner, try the Christmas mice on page 82 – they're also a great…

1 Min.
rudolph the red-nosed reindeer

Shopping list Fabric 14-count white aida measuring 15x15cm (6x6in) Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle Size 24 tapestry needle Extras Card of your choice from your local craft shop Stitcher’s guide Our Rudolph design is stitched onto 14-count white aida and contains whole cross stitches, a few fractionals and a little backstitch to add definition. We think new stitchers will enjoy expanding their skills with this design, so it's a great stitch whatever your level. Bright idea Match your card colour to one of the shades of thread used on Rudolph's scarf for a truly coordinated greeting. How to stitch the reindeer 1Find the centre of your fabric by folding it in half horizontally and vertically. Use the arrows on the chart to help you find the centre of the chart and start stitching from here, in the middle of your…

2 Min.
hooray for a snow day!

Shopping list Fabric 14-count white aida measuring 25x30cm (9¾x11¾in) for each design Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle Size 24 tapestry needle Frame Frame of your choice with a minimum aperture of 15x20cm (5¾x7¾in) Stitcher’s guide This picture is stitched on 14-count aida and is worked in whole cross stitches, half cross stitches, backstitch and French knots. We think it's a great challenge for stitchers who have already got to grips with the basics and are looking for a larger project, while experienced stitchers will find it a breeze! Bright idea Choose a colourful frame, like our Christmas green one, to add extra cheer to this picture. A painted wooden frame will add a lovely texture, too. “Margaret Sherry has come up trumps with this seasonal design. Whether you're stitching it or admiring it on a wall, it will get…

3 Min.
reindeer games

Ursula has been creating whimsical designs in cross stitch for more than 20 years, and has won various awards for her work. Christmas is one of her favourite themes, and these jolly reindeer are designed in her typical, fanciful style. Stitcher's guide Stitched onto 14-count white aida, both of these designs use a combination of whole cross stitches, backstitch and fractional stitches which provide the shaping of the reindeers' faces, bodies and antlers. They're ideal projects for confident beginners and intermediate stitchers. How to make the wall hanging 1Gently wash and press your finished stitching and trim leaving a 1cm (½in) border. 2Cut 14 pieces measuring 6x8cm (2½×3in) from three different fabrics. With right sides facing, pin and sew three blocks together along their shorter sides, with a 1cm (½in) seam allowance. Repeat to make…

2 Min.
embellished gift ideas

Shopping list Fabric 14-count aida measuring 10x10 (4x4in) for most designs; 5cm (2in) wide 16-count aida band with gold trim cut to the desired length Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle Size 24/26 tapestry needle Beads Mill Hill seed beads as listed in the key Extras Craft Creations circle aperture cards (AP54U) in Bright Red and Bright Green from www.craftcreations.com. All other items from local craft shops or handmade Stitcher’s guide With the exception of the cake band, which is worked on 16-count aida, these gifts are stitched onto 14-count aida and are worked in whole cross stitches, with backstitch to add definition and some French knots for extra detail. They’re great for stitchers of all abilities. “Christmas is the one time of year you can really go to town with embellishments. I’m looking forward to getting my glitz on and sprinkling…

3 Min.
polar friend

Shopping list Fabric 14-count white aida measuring 30x28cm (12x11in) Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle Size 24 tapestry needle Extras Backing fabric and ribbon of your choice from your local craft shop. Rice to fill Stitcher’s guide Our huggable penguin is stitched onto 14-count white aida in whole cross stitch and backstitch only, meaning stitchers of all abilities can happily give him a home. Bright idea Not just a doorstop, our Sidney will also make an adorable cushion cover – perfect for snuggling up with all winter long! Change the colours to suit your home decor. How to stitch the penguin doorstop 1Find the centre of your fabric by folding it in half horizontally and vertically. Follow the arrows to find the centre of your chart and start stitching from here, in the middle of your fabric. 2Work the cross stitch in…