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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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1 Min.
welcome

It's Christmas! Well, before you know it, it will be, and stitching at this time of the year is such a thrill. With so many friends and family members to make cards and gifts for, not to mention those all-important decorations for your own home, it can be hard to know where to begin. That's why we're making it easy for you to get your festive stitching off to a great start with this fantastic compilation of charts, brought to you by some of the UK's very best cross stitch designers. Stitchers of all abilities are catered for in this collection of seasonal designs, with really quick and easy motifs that are perfect for beginners as well as more challenging projects for confident stitchers to get their teeth into, and everything…

2 Min.
santa claus is coming

Shopping list Threads Stranded cotton and metallic thread as listed in the key Needles Size 24 tapestry needle Beading needle Fabric 14-count white aida measuring 35x35cm (14x14in) Extras Mill Hill seed beads as listed in the key. Frame of your choice with a minimum aperture of 22x25cm (9x10in) Stitcher’s guide This festive heirloom is stitched onto 14-count white aida using 19 colours of stranded cotton and metallic thread. It is worked in whole cross stitch, fractionals and backstitch in both one and two strands, and there are French knots and seed beads too. We think it’s a really great choice for stitchers of all abilities, especially those who relish a challenge. How to stitch our Santa Claus 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…

2 Min.
christmas parade

Shopping list Threads Stranded cotton and metallic thread as listed in the key Needle Size 24 tapestry needle Fabric 14-count white aida measuring 15x15cm (6x6in) for each design Extras Single-fold scallop edge cards Colourful patterned backing papers of your choice Stitcher’s guide These designs are worked on 14-count white aida using 11 different shades of stranded cotton and one metallic thread. They use whole cross stitches in two strands of thread, along with fractionals, also in two strands. Backstitch is worked in one strand to add definition to these designs, which we think are ideal for intermediate stitchers, as well as confident beginners. How to stitch the Scandi horses 1 Find the centre of your fabric by folding it in half both horizontally and vertically. The centre point is where the two fold lines meet and form a cross. Follow the arrows…

2 Min.
a holy choir

Shopping list Threads Stranded cotton and metallic thread as listed in the key Needle Size 24 tapestry needle Fabric 14-count light blue aida measuring 15x15cm (6x6in) for each design Extras Backing fabric, ribbon and wadding of your choice Stitcher’s guide Our angelic alphabet is stitched onto 14-count light blue aida using 15 colours of stranded cotton and metallic thread. Each letter is worked in whole cross stitch and fractionals, plus backstitch for definition. As they only take a couple of hours to complete, we think these letters are ideal for beginners who want to extend their skills. How to stitch the angels alphabet 1 Find the centre of your fabric by folding it in half both horizontally and vertically. Find the centre of the chart and start stitching from here, in the centre of the fabric, working your way outwards. 2 Complete all…

3 Min.
what a cracker!

Shopping list Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle Size 24 tapestry needle Fabric 14-count red or white aida measuring 20x20cm (8x8in) for each design Extras Card and ribbon of your choice Cracker snaps (optional) Stitcher’s guide Our crackers are stitched onto 14-count white or red aida using just red or white stranded cotton for each design. Worked in whole cross stitch and backstitch only, these simple designs are so quick to stitch that we think they are the ideal project for complete beginners. How to stitch the cracker designs 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 first using two strands…

1 Min.
festive cheer

Shopping list Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle Size 24 tapestry needle Fabric 14-count white aida measuring 15x15cm (6x6in) for most designs Extras All items of your choice either handmade or from your local craft shop Stitcher’s guide Our last-minute motifs are stitched onto 14-count white aida using 21 different colours of stranded cotton. Between them they contain whole cross stitch, backstitch fractionals and French knots, so are a perfect opportunity to practise your techniques. There is something here for stitchers of all abilities, so everyone can have a go! Stitch Tip Stitch our adorable Santa and pengin motifs and mount into aperture cards for a really sweet Xmas greeting Bright idea If you're running short of time, then concentrate on personalising shop-bought gifts. A stitched gift tag is really quick to make – simply stitch the smaller motifs here, patch…