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Cross Stitch Gold

Cross Stitch Gold April 2018

Cross Stitch Gold is the ultimate collection of cross stitch designs for experienced stitchers. With eight inspirational projects from the world’s best designers in every issue, you’ll be spoiled for choice of glorious gifts for friends and family.

País:
United Kingdom
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Periodicidad:
Back issues only
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1 min.
zeena’s choice

The designs in this issue of Gold really make an impact, whether it’s with bright colours, like our funky coffee sampler (p28) and adorable lovebirds cushion, or with amazing patterns like our fabulous gerbera (p44) and patchwork butterfly (p52). They’re all guaranteed to add wow-factor to your home, and there are some interesting finishing techniques to try here, too! I know experienced Gold readers appreciate a design with exquisite detail, and there’s no better example than Shannon Wasilieff’s Art Deco lady (p4) with her elegant headdress, embellished with pearly beads and metallic gold thread. I can’t wait to hear what you think of her. Another of my faves this issue has to be the balloons on page 12. Balloons over Bristol are the ultimate sign of summer to me – a…

2 min.
petals & pearls

Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count cream linen over two threads of the fabric in 20 shades of cotton and one of metallic thread. Cross stitch is in two strands of cotton or metallic thread, and the backstitch is worked in both one and two strands. There are also fractional stitches, petit point, French knots in one strand, plus seed beads. This design is for experienced stitchers. How to stitch the design 1 Find the centre of your fabric by folding it in half horizontally and vertically. Find the centre of the chart and start stitching here. 2 Work the cross stitch over two threads of the linen using two strands of cotton or metallic thread. For every tiny symbol you see on the chart, work a fractional stitch. 3 Add the backstitch…

3 min.
have your say

Year-round blooms Here is my completed Poinsettia cushion, which was designed by Amanda Gregory in issue 141 of Gold. I loved this design and the process of stitching it, and it is now a firm favourite among my family, too. Far too nice only to come out for Christmas, it now has a permanent home on my chair! Abby Slark, Yeovil Zeena: I’m so pleased this cushion is being enjoyed all year round. It’s simply beautiful. Great work! Finally finished This is the Earth Dragon picture I have stitched for my youngest daughter, Victoria. It has been over 12 years since I started it, when I won the kit in a competition. I have framed it myself with non-reflective perspex, as I will be posting it to Pennsylvania in the United States, where my daughter…

3 min.
the sky’s the limit

GOLD EXCELLENCE AWARD Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count white evenweave over two threads of the fabric in 29 shades of cotton. Cross stitch is worked in two strands of cotton, and the backstitch is worked in one strand. There are also fractional stitches worked in two strands of thread. This design is suitable for experienced stitchers. How to stitch the design 1 Find the centre of your fabric by folding it in half horizontally and vertically. Find the centre of the chart and start stitching here, working outwards. 2 Work the cross stitch over two threads of the evenweave fabric using two strands of cotton. For every tiny symbol you see on the chart, work a fractional stitch. 3 Add the backstitch in one strand of thread. 4 Check over your stitching and prepare…

4 min.
shopper’s guide

GOLD STAR BUY Sweet springtime If the warmer weather has you itching to start pottering away in the garden, you’ll love seeing the bright blooms and busy bees come to life in this Making Honey kit from Heritage Crafts. From the rows of beehives and vegetables to the wheelbarrow and garden shed in the background, this design is filled with fun details – you’ll see something new every time you look at it! The finished design measures 16.5x16.5cm (6½x6½in). Buy the kit for £22.45 from www.hcrafts.com or call 01889 575256 Welcome to the jungle Get up close and personal with this stunning Tiger cross stitch kit by Lanarte! We’re wild for the realistic details of this project, and could see ourselves getting lost in this tiger’s soft, lifelike fur and piercing yellow eyes. At 35x34cm…

3 min.
birds of a feather

Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count ice blue cashel linen over two threads of the fabric in 26 shades of cotton. Cross stitch is worked in two strands of cotton, and the backstitch is worked in one strand. There are also fractionals in two strands of thread, and French knots worked in one strand. This design is suitable for experienced stitchers. How to stitch the design 1 Find the centre of your fabric by folding it in half horizontally and vertically. Find the centre of the chart and start stitching here, working outwards. 2 Work the cross stitch over two threads of the linen fabric using two strands of cotton. For every tiny symbol you see on the chart, work a fractional stitch. 3 Add the backstitch in one strand of thread. 4 Add…