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Cross Stitch Favourites Spring 2016

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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

Cross Stitch Favourites There's nothing better than getting stuck into stitching a really good sampler! As well as being a truly satisfying project to complete, they're a great way to add an instant update to any room in your house and they make beautiful gifts for friends and family members, too. With that in mind, we've brought together a wonderful collection of sampler designs that are sure to get you reaching for your stitching bag. Inspired by the start of the new season, we've packed this issue with spring and summer-themed projects, including gorgeous mini garden designs on page 48, Easter gifts on page 39, an heirloom wedding sampler on page 24 and new baby congratulations on page 29. We've got all the occasions covered too, with designs for birthdays, thank yous,…

2 Min.
home and garden

SHOPPING LIST Fabric 14-count white aida measuring 33x25cm (13x10in) 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 26x19cm (10¼x7½in) Stitcher’s guide These pretty samplers are stitched on 14-count aida and contain whole cross stitches, fractionals, backstitch and French knots so are best suited to advanced beginners and intermediate stitchers. How to stitch the sampler 1 Find the centre of your fabric by folding it in half horizontally and vertically. Follow the arrows on the chart to find its centre and start stitching from here, in the middle of the fabric. 2 Work the cross stitches across one block of aida fabric using two strands of thread. For each tiny symbol that you see on the chart, you should work a fractional stitch. 3 Add the backstitch…

2 Min.
country samplers

Stitch Tip Sort your threads onto an organiser before you start so your stitching goes smoothly, and make sure all the top arms of your stitches lie in the same direction 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 Frame Frames of your choice with a minimum aperture of 11.5x11.5cm (4_x4_in) Stitcher’s guide These rustic country samplers are stitched on 14-count white aida in a range of bold colours and pastel shades. The Angel, herb garden and house designs all contain whole stitches only with a little backstitch, making them ideal for stitchers of all abilities. The Birdhouse design contains fractionals, so is better suited to those with some experience. Stitching idea The house sampler design worked without the border would make a lovely card for someone just…

2 Min.
it’s your birthday!

SHOPPING LIST Fabric 14-count white aida measuring 20x15cm (8x6in) for each design Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle Size 24 tapestry needle Cards Oblong aperture cards (AP48U) from www.craftcreations.co.uk Stitcher’s guide These mini birthday samplers are all stitched on 14-count aida and are worked in whole cross stitches, backstitch and French knots. They’re easy for intermediate stitchers to tackle, and new stitchers will enjoy learning how to work the French knots, too. Bright idea Don’t be restricted to the ages shown here. You can easily change the numbers – just mark a square the size of the chart square on graph paper and plot out the number before you start stitching. “Mix and match the motifs between these designs to make your own unique birthday greetings.”Marie Parry, Editor Stitch Tip Try replacing some of the mini motifs with shaped buttons and charms NIA…

2 Min.
from me to you

SHOPPING LIST Fabric 14-count white aida measuring 10x10cm (4x4in) for each design Threads Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle Size 24 tapestry needle Stitcher’s guide These fun gift tag designs are all stitched on 14-count white aida. They contain whole cross stitches and fractionals in two strands of thread and backstitch and French knots in one strand of thread. Some of the designs contain whole cross stitches and backstitch only, so there are motifs suitable for stitchers of all abilities in this set. How to make up the gift tag 1 Die-cut a tag shape from coloured card. If you don’t have a die-cutter draw around an old luggage label instead, then cut out. 2 Trim your stitched motif to leave a border of a few aida squares. Using a pair of tweezers, gently pull away a thread from…

2 Min.
to have and to hold

Stitcher’s guide Our wedding sampler is stitched on 14-count aida in 26 different shades of cotton and metallic thread. Joan has used whole cross stitches, fractionals, backstitch, French knots and beading in her design, so it is best for confident stitchers who are looking for a large project to work on. SHOPPING LIST Fabric 14-count white aida measuring 28x15cm (11x10in) for the main design; 15x15cm (6x6in) for the card and 10x10cm (4x4in) for the ring cushion Threads Stranded cotton and metallic threads as listed in the key Needle Size 24 tapestry needle, beading needle Frame Frame of your choice with a minimum aperture of 19x17cm (7_x6_in) Extras Mill Hill seed beads as listed in the key, pink card (AP1OU) from www.craftcreations.com; fabric, wadding, bow Stitch Tip Our pretty pastels are classic wedding colours, but you could change the shades to match the colour scheme…