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Ultimate Cross Stitch Fairies

Ultimate Cross Stitch Fairies

Don't miss this enchanting selection of 209 fairy designs! Surprise family and friends with sparkling gifts and cards and decorate the walls of your home with sumptuous pictures. You'll find 209 projects inside this spellbinding issue. With sprites for all seasons, bewitching designs to stitch for kids and a fun household fairies sampler these delightful designs will put the magic back into your stitching. Inside this issue: ✱ Celebrate birthdays with a flower for each birth month and a special fairy friend ✱ Stitch a sprite for the seasons – spring, summer and a robins fairy for winter ✱ Magic up an A-Z of playful fairies in our gorgeous alphabet sampler ✱ Add sparkle to someone's day with a charming card or sweet gift ✱ Escape to the land of make believe with an enchanting magical fairy garden

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welcome…

For those who spent hours at the bottom of the garden when they were young, searching for signs of tiny footprints and spotting magical fairy rings made from toadstools, then this collection is for you. It’s been carefully selected so you can keep some fairy magic alive in your heart – and we all need a little magic in our lives, don’t we? We can but dream, and thanks to this magical collection, and with the help of our designers waving their magic wands, we can almost make those dreams a reality. You’ll certainly be enchanted by this fabulous collection, with Lesley Teare’s delightful magical fairy garden and butterfly fairy designs casting their spells over you as soon as you open the magazine. Then, flit over to our pretty calendar design…

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magical fairy garden

If, as a little girl, you loved the thought of fairies living at the bottom of the garden, you’ll love this design by Lesley Teare. She’s used plenty of blended metallic thread to give her fairies a special magical shimmer. This enchanting scene is stitched on 32-count dark blue linen using whole cross stitches, fractional stitches and backstitch. Much of the design is worked in a mixture of stranded cotton and Glissen Gloss thread, which brings the fairies to life. Metallic threads and gold beads add a touch of magic to the garden scene. This design is best suited to stitchers with some experience. You will need Threads: Stranded cotton, metallic thread and blending filament as listed in the key Needle: Size 26 tapestry needle, beading needle Fabric: 32-count Murano evenweave in deep blue…

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winged beauty

The sighting of your first butterfly of the year is the herald that summer is on its way, so what could be more fitting than this elegant butterfly fairy? Wearing a glamorous gown befitting any red carpet, and strewn about with delicate trails of flowers and dancing butterflies, Lesley’s dazzling fairy is an impressive project both to stitch and admire. Advanced stitchers will love using their skills to achieve the design’s stunning details, from the fractional stitches giving character to the fairy’s face, to the French knots adding texture to the sweet blooms and dress. It’s time for your needle to fly! You will need Threads: Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle: Size 24 tapestry needle Fabric: 14-count white aida measuring 35x27cm (14x10½in) Extras: Frame and mount of your choice with minimum aperture…

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enchanted garden

This pretty fairy loves to sit at the bottom of the garden, deep in thought, and watch the butterflies as they flutter amongst the flowers. Perhaps she’s conjuring up ways to spread her fairy magic! Maria took great pleasure from designing this summery scene, especially when it came to reflecting the glow of golden sunshine in the fairy’s beautiful yellow dress. To complement this cheery colour, she’s also used shades of green, pink, purple and orange for the abundant foliage and blooms – all of them bright and beautiful to celebrate the season. The fairy looks so pretty in a pink frame, but you could choose a frame in any colour for an equally lovely finish. You will need Threads: Stranded cotton and metallic threads as listed in the key Needle: Size 26…

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secret fairy magic

Many of Lesley’s designs are based on a floral or garden theme, because she enjoys taking inspiration from nature. This lovely project was no exception and she had great fun creating the little fairy girls, perched on the edge of the watering can and sitting among the sweet peas. The idea of fairies being at the bottom of the garden was fascinating to us, as children, and this design will appeal to the inquisitive nature of little girls everywhere. You will need Threads: Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle: Size 26 tapestry needle Fabric: 28-count white evenweave measuring 43x43cm (17x17in) Extras: Frame and mount of your choice with a minimum aperture of 25.5x25.5cm (10x10in) Stitching Factbox Stitching time: Approx 40 hours Type of stitches: Cross stitch, backstitch, French knots Level: Intermediate How to tackle this project if you’re…

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a sunlit dance

You will need Threads: Stranded cotton and metallic threads as listed in the key Needle: Size 24 tapestry needle Fabric: 14-count white aida measuring 41x37cm (16x14½in) Extras: Mill Hill seed beads as listed in the key. Frame of your choice with a minimum aperture of 25x20cm (10x8in) Stitching Factbox Stitching time: Approx 50 hours Type of stitches: Cross stitch, fractionals, blending, backstitch, French knots, seed beads Level: Advanced Finishing ideas If you know someone with an ornamental fish pond, why not stitch this design to awaken their imagination and get them thinking about what magical things might go on when they’re not around! It would also make a wonderful addition to a little girl’s bedroom but we wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t want to give your work away! Stitching ideas Restitch motifs such as the waterlilies or the dragonflies as smaller…

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