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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 a mixture of both traditional and contemporary designs, there's plenty to whet your stitching appetite here. We love the Three Wise Men on page 6 – they'll make a fabulous decoration for your home, and the adorable gnomes on page 48 are another firm favourite and heading to the top of my 'must-stitch' list. We know this is the busiest time in a stitcher's year, so with that in mind we've packed in over 150 quick and easy motifs that are perfect for cards, tags and stocking fillers. Be inspired by the Christmas carol motifs on page 65, or melt hearts when you stitch the cute animal makes on page 15. They can easily be made in an evening, so are perfect for those last-minute makes. Stitchers of every skill…

2 Min.
a time for tradition

Traditional Christmas design Stitch Tip If you prefer stitching on aida, then using a piece of 14-count aida the same size will give the same finished design size SHOPPING LIST Fabric 28-count white evenweave measuring 28x37cm (11x14½in) Threads Stranded cotton and metallic thread as listed in the key Needle Size 26 tapestry needle Extras Mill Hill seed beads as listed in the key; Frame and mount of your choice with a minimum aperture of 13x22cm (5x8½in) Stitcher’s guide Our three wise men scene is stitched onto 28-count white evenweave and contains whole cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch French knots and beads, so we think it is best suited to intermediate stitchers. How to stitch the nativity scene 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…

3 Min.
daredevil santa!

Stitch humorous cards Stitch Tip If you want to make smaller Santa cards, then stitch the designs on 16-count fabric instead 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 Craft Creations single fold cards (SF03U) in bright red (17) and marine blue (73) from www.craftcreations.com Stitcher’s guide These fun designs are stitched onto 14-count white aida using 22 different colours of stranded cotton. They are worked in whole cross stitch, fractionals, half cross stitch and backstitch, and it should take you around 5-6 hours to work each design. We think they're great for advanced beginners and intermediate stitchers. How to stitch the comedy Santas 1 Find the centre of your fabric by folding it in half both horizontally and vertically. Follow the arrows on the chart to…

2 Min.
christmas critters

39 festive furries 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 Craft Creations aperture cards (AP16U) in white (30) and marine blue (73), Emerald green satin gift box from www.vikingloom.co.uk. All other items of your choice from your local craft shop Stitcher’s guide Our animals motifs are stitched onto 14-count white aida and contain whole cross stitch, backstitch and fractionals. They’re all easy to work, so you’ll find something to appeal to stitchers of all abilities, including complete beginners. How to stitch the animal motifs 1 Find the centre of your piece of fabric by folding it in half both horizontally and vertically – the centre point is where the two fold lines meet. Find the centre of your chart and start stitching from here,…

3 Min.
cute cottages

Stitch a 3D decoration Stitch Tip To stitch on plastic canvas, work out the finished size of your design and cut your canvas 3cm (1½in) larger all around SHOPPING LIST Fabric 14-count plastic canvas measuring a maximum of 10x10cm (4x4in) for each piece, from your local craft shop Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle Size 24 tapestry needle Extras Strong clear craft glue Stitcher’s guide Our impressive cottages are stitched onto 14-count plastic canvas using 15 different colours of stranded cotton. They are worked in whole cross stitch and backstitch only, making them a really great choice for stitchers of all abilities. Plastic canvas is easy to stitch onto, so they're a fun project for beginners. How to stitch the gingerbread houses 1 Find the centre of your plastic canvas by counting the rows. Follow the arrows on the chart to find…

2 Min.
catch me if you can

Fun and festive projects Stitch Tip Hand sew a ribbon over the front seam joining the fabric and aida, for a decorative finish SHOPPING LIST Fabric 14-count cream aida measuring 10x45cm (4x17¾in) Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle Size 24 tapestry needle Extras Fabric, medium-weight iron-on interfacing and coordinating ribbon of your choice from your local craft shop Stitcher’s guide This fun abc is stitched onto 14-count cream aida. It uses whole cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch and French knots so is best suited to advanced beginners who are ready to expand their repertoire. How to stitch the abc 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 outwards. 2 Complete all the cross stitch first over one block…