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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
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Biannually
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1 Min.
welcome

39 Who could resist these super-cute festive foxes? We all look forward to beginning our Christmas stitching – and with so many cards, gifts and decorations to make it can be hard to know where to start! We're making it easy for you this year, with this fantastic compilation of festive charts, created by some of the UK's most talented cross stitch designers. With a mixture of both traditional and modern designs, you'll find fabulous quick-stitch motifs in our selection box sections that are just waiting to be turned into gorgeous season's greetings and irresistible stocking fillers. There are also larger projects, such as the winter cottage scene on page 46 and the Christmas countdown advent calender on page 54 that will make striking decorations for your home. Projects like our adorable…

2 Min.
a winter wonderland

Stitch Fizzy Moon Stitch Tip We picked a white wooden frame for our picture to continue the snowy theme, and to let the colours stand out SHOPPING LIST Fabric 14-count white aida measuring 20x22cm (8x8_in) Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle Size 24 tapestry needle Extras Frame of your choice with a minimum aperture of 19x19cm (7_x7_in) Stitcher’s guide This winter heartwarmer is stitched onto 14-count white aida using 14 different colours of stranded cotton. It is worked in whole cross stitch, fractionals and backstitch in both one and two strands, and there are French knots, too. We think it’s a really great choice for stitchers of all abilities, especially those wishing to perfect their backstitch. How to stitch Fizzy Moon 1 Find the centre of your fabric by folding it in half both horizontally and vertically. Follow the arrows on the…

2 Min.
reindeer games

“Stitched in 16 bright shades, this modern design will stand out on any wall this Xmas.” Fiona Baker, technical editor Great holiday project Stitch Tip It can take up to two weeks to have a project professionally framed, so make sure you allow extra time for this when stitching for a special occasion SHOPPING LIST Fabric 14-count white aida measuring 45x35cm (18x14in) Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle Size 24 tapestry needle Extras Frame of your choice with a minimum aperture of 34x23cm (13_x9in) Stitcher’s guide Our reindeer pal is stitched onto 14-count aida using whole cross stitch and backstitch only, making him ideal for stitchers of every ability. It takes around 50 hours to complete so we think it’s perfect for beginners who are looking for their first big project. How to stitch the reindeer picture 1 Find the centre of your…

1 Min.
christmas quick-makes

SHOPPING LIST Fabric 14-count white aida measuring 15x15cm (6x6in) for most designs Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle Size 24 tapestry needle Extras Cards, aperture cards, felt backing, ribbon and patterned paper of your choice from your local craft shop Stitcher’s guide Full of fun, our festive motifs are really quick to stitch. They contain whole cross stitch, fractionals and backstitch, and some have French knots, so we’re confident that stitchers of all abilities will find the perfect design in this collection. How to stitch the motifs 1 Find the centre of your 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 Complete all the cross stitch and fractional stitches over one block of aida using two…

3 Min.
santa’s coming

Try glow-in-the-dark threads SHOPPING LIST Fabric 28-count navy blue evenweave measuring 35x30cm (14x12in) Threads Stranded cotton and DMC Light Effects threads as listed in the key Needle Size 26 tapestry needle Extras Blue ribbon; red and white felt from your local craft shop “Any child would love to have this stocking hanging on the mantelpiece or the end of their bed. It’s nice to make something they can bring out every Christmas, and maybe they’ll even carry on the tradition with their own kids in years to come.” Jenny Barton, designer Stitcher’s guide Our sweet teddy design is stitched onto 28-count evenweave. It contains whole cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch and French knots, so is best-suited to intermediate/advanced stitchers. How to stitch the Christmas stocking 1 Find the centre of your fabric by folding it in half both horizontally and vertically. Follow the arrows on…

2 Min.
the abc of christmas

Stitch a festive patchwork Stitch Tip If you're short of time in the run-up to Christmas, then don't worry about stitching the border on this design – just frame it with a coloured mount instead SHOPPING LIST Fabric 14-count white aida measuring 41x36cm (16x14in) Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle Size 24 tapestry needle Extras Frame of your choice with a minimum aperture of 35x30cm (14x12in) Stitcher’s guide This jolly alphabet is stitched on 14-count white aida using 12 different shades of stranded cotton. The design uses cross stitch in two strands of thread, plus a few fractional stitches. Backstitch worked in one strand of cotton defines the design, while a couple of French knots worked in two strands, add detail. This project is best suited to intermediate stitchers who are looking for the next challenge. How to stitch the Christmas…