CrossStitcher October 2019

CrossStitcher is the UK’s best-selling crafts magazine. Each issue is packed with inspirational cross stitch designs and exciting new ideas that will help you make the most of this wonderfully relaxing and rewarding hobby. Please note: This digital version of the magazine does not currently include the covermount items or content you would find on printed newsstand copies.

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makes of the month

To make the brooch you will need 8x6cm (3 ¼ x 2 ¼ in) 14 count plastic aida, (3 ¼ x 2¼ in) brown felt, stranded cotton as listed right, red beads and a brooch pin Designed by: Susan Penny Stitch count: 27 high x 20 wide Design size: 5x4cm (2x1½in) Stitch time: 3 hours This design was stitched on 14 count plastic aida. Make a… reindeer brooch Step 1 START stitching in the centre of the plastic aida, using two strands for the cross stitch, one for the backstitch, and one for the French knots. Add the beads using matching sewing thread. Step 2 COMPLETE the stitching, then cut out the reindeer, one square outside the stitching, using small, sharp scissors. Step 3 PLACE the reindeer on the felt, and then holding the two together, cut the felt to…

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exclusive christmas stitch-a-long!

Designed by: Susan Penny Stitch count: 36 high x 39 wide (part 1) Design size: 6.5x7cm (2½x2¾in) Stitch time: 3 hours This design was stitched on 14 count aida fabric. Make a… mini sampler Step 1 TAKE a 23x10cm (9x4in) piece of 14 count white aida. Part 2 (issue 350) and Part 3 (issue 351) of the design will need to fit onto your fabric, so leave room for them. Start stitching the pale blue border stitch in the top left-hand corner of the design, four squares down and four squares in from the top left-hand corner of the fabric. Step 2 USE two strands for the cross stitch, two for the backstitch, and one for the French knots. Add mini buttons below the black backstitched bows. Step 3 COMPLETE the remainder of the design using the charts and…

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STITCHING IS SOMETHING most of us do on our own. We are often surrounded by family or housemates, not to mention pets, but there’s rarely another stitcher in the room. No problem, it’s our escape and way of relaxing but it would be nice sometimes to see how another stitcher is getting on, or have someone who can really sympathise when you have to unpick that whole block of stitches! The internet can help – it takes seconds to find an answer to a query or just to chat with a fellow stitcher. But best of all is the stitch-a-long, or SAL. One project worked by lots of us, all waiting for the next instalment and a chance to confer. We know how much you like a SAL, so we’re bringing…

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out there

Seeing stars… If you're a fan of astrology, then you'll love the new Signs of The Zodiac range that's coming out this month from DMC! Featuring all 12 signs of the zodiac, these stunning designs are perfect to stitch as birthday gifts. The kits are all worked on night-sky navy aida and include DMC's Étoile thread, their special stranded cotton with added sparkle, as well as needles, chart and instructions. They are around 18x18cm (7x7in) in size – for stockists visit www.dmc.com/uk. FOXY FABRIC IF YOU FANCY your stitching looking foxy – look no further than this fabulous new fabric from Sophie Allport! Sophie has designed a charming print which 'features friendly red foxes on a regal forest green background'. Buy the fabric by the metre for your own sewing projects. The full…

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my craft room: laura strutt

“I work from home whilst also raising our young family. So, to make these two elements fit together I have a Studio Nook – I renovated an old pine computer cabinet, with double doors, slide-out table and shelves for supplies. The table is large enough to use as a cutting and sewing bench, a computer and hand lettering desk and – thanks to the wash of white paint, it can quickly be transformed into a mini photography studio. My trusty Juki sewing machine is stowed on a shelf and can be pulled out when needed. Pens, tools and haberdashery items are stowed in mason jars and pots. Fabrics, threads, papers and yarns are stacked on shelves. I always have a notebook and pen handy too!” madepeachy.com…

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trend spotting

HALLOWEEN WELL IT'S NEARLY that terrifying time of year! From ghosts and ghouls to witches and pumpkins, these Halloween-themed treats are sure to put a spell on you … WHO NiaRhind has designed a Halloween banner, full of seasonal motifs to stitch with in the colourfullettering. It’s designed to be worked on as and coloured 14 count aida or 28 count linen fabric with some Kreinikg littery thread in small are as to add sparkle. www.nia-crossstitch.com WHAT If you like dour Halloween house on page 57, you’ll love this new Spooky! kit which features full cross stitches, back stitch and two French knots to bring the bold and bright design to life. www.bothythreads.com HOW Get in the spirit with this Halloween CatCross Stitch Kit which is perfect to use as a decoration to celebrate 31 October, with a…