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Cross Stitch Favourites Spring 2018

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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

Spring has to be my absolute favourite time of year for stitching. There are so many lovely occasions to make cards and gifts for – Mother's Day, Easter, the start of wedding season and those oh-so glorious spring birthdays. We're making it easy for you to find just the thing to stitch for all your friends and family members with this gorgeous compilation of charts by some of the UK's hottest cross stitch designers. We've packed this issue with fabulous designs, all themed by popular hobbies, so whether you or your recipients are into films, sports, reading, music, sailing, art, crafting, trainspotting, gardening, DIY and more, there are perfect projects to get you reaching for your craft stash. With a mixture of small, quick-stitch motifs and larger, more challenging charts as…

2 Min.
master at work

SHOPPING LIST Fabric 14-count white aida measuring 35x41cm (13¼x16in) Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle Size 24 tapestry needle Extras Frame of your choice with a minimum aperture of 19x25cm (7½x10in) Stitcher’s guide Our artistic cat is stitched onto 14-count white aida and, as the design contains whole cross stitch, half cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch and French knots, we think it’s best suited to intermediate stitchers or advanced beginners who want to stretch their skills. How to stitch the picture 1 Find the centre of your fabric by folding it in half both horizontally and vertically. Follow the arrows on the chart to find its centre and start stitching from here, in the centre of the fabric, working your way outwards. 2 Complete all the cross stitch over one block of aida using one strand of cotton. For each tiny…

2 Min.
patch perfect

Stitch a letter in an evening SHOPPING LIST Fabric 14-count white aida measuring 15cm (6in) x the desired length Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle Size 24 tapestry needle Extras Wicker basket of your choice from high street shops Stitcher’s guide Our patchwork alphabet is stitched onto 14-count white aida and, as it contains whole cross stitch and backstitch with just a few fractionals, we think it’s great for stitchers of all abilities. Stitch Tip Keep all the alphabets that you see in magazines in a separate folder. When you need an abc to add to a card or sampler, you’ll have a great selection to choose from How to stitch the alphabet 1 Find the centre of your piece of fabric by folding it in half both horizontally and vertically. Find the centre of your chart and start stitching from here,…

2 Min.
nifty needlework

Ideal stitchy decor SHOPPING LIST Fabric 14-count white aida measuring 40x35cm (153/4x133/4in) Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle Size 24 tapestry needle Extras Canvas measuring 25x20cm (10x8in) from a local craft shop Stitcher’s guide This sampler is stitched onto 14-count white aida and contains whole cross stitch, fractionals and backstitch. It is best suited to intermediate stitchers, although we’d encourage confident beginners to have a go, too! Stitch Tip Use a sharp needle to work the backstitch, and make each stitch precisely to ensure a neat and crisp finish How to stitch the sampler 1 Find the centre of your fabric by folding it in half both horizontally and vertically. Follow the arrows on the chart to find its centre and start stitching from here, in the centre of the fabric, working your way outwards. 2 Complete all the cross stitch over one…

2 Min.
artist at work!

SHOPPING LIST Fabric 14-count white aida band with red trim measuring 5cm (2in) wide x desired length Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle Size 24 tapestry needle Extras Art sketchpad from your local craft shop Stitcher’s guide Our artsy alphabet is stitched onto 14-count white aida band. It contains whole cross stitch, fractionals and backstitch, and as each letter will take you just a couple of hours to stitch, we think it’s perfect for stitching beginners. How to stitch the arty alphabet 1 Find the centre of your piece of fabric by folding it in half both horizontally and vertically. Find the centre of your chart and start stitching from here, in the centre of the fabric, working your way outwards. 2 First, complete all the cross stitch over one block of aida using two strands of cotton. For each…

3 Min.
making waves

Stitch on evenweave Bright idea Stitch the smaller red sailboat on its own and turn into a card for a man who loves life at sea. SHOPPING LIST Fabric 28-count white evenweave measuring 40x45cm (153/4x173/4in) Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle Size 26 tapestry needle Extras Frame and mount of your choice with a minimum aperture of 25.5x30.5cm (10x12in) Stitcher’s guide This summery design is stitched on 28-count white evenweave over two threads of the fabric using 26 different shades of stranded cotton. The design is worked in cross stitch in both one and two strands of thread, and backstitch in one strand. It is recommended for stitchers of all abilities. How to stitch the sailing boat picture 1 Find the centre of your fabric by folding it in half both horizontally and vertically. Follow the arrows on the chart to find…