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Cross Stitch Gold

Cross Stitch Gold June 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.

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United Kingdom
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Periodicidad:
Back issues only
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2 min.
hollywood glamour

Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count white evenweave in 35 shades of stranded cotton and one shade of metallic thread. Cross stitch and half cross stitch are worked in two strands of cotton. The backstitch detail is in one strand, using both cotton and metallic thread. This detailed design also features fractional stitches, and is best suited to 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 fabric using two strands of cotton or metallic thread. For every tiny symbol you see on the chart, work a fractional stitch. 3 Work the half cross stitch in two strands…

3 min.
have your say

Lady of the thread My latest project has taken a few years to complete. Every time I would get started on it, someone else wanted me to do something for them. Needless to say, this lady was stitched for me! She is The Lady of the Thread, designed by Marilynn Levitt Imblum, who passed away a few years ago. I loved her designs and stitched many of them for other people. You may not be able to see it but the needle in the lady’s hand is silver filament. She now hangs in my living room where I sew. I am now stitching a tree full of comical owls for my granddaughter’s grandmother-in-law. My next one after the owls are done will be a Joan Elliott design – a three-tiered dreamcatcher with…

3 min.
down by the sea

Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 14-count white aida in 28 shades of stranded cotton. Cross stitch and fractional stitches are worked in two strands of cotton. The backstitch detail is in one strand, and French knots are also added in one strand of thread. This densely stitched design is recommended 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 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 dark grey cotton. 4 Work the French knots using one strand of cotton. 5 Check over your stitching and…

3 min.
shopper’s guide

GOLD STAR BUY To have and to hold We love this colourful new Wedding Day design (KCWD1454) by Karen Carter for Heritage Crafts – it’s just the thing if you’re seeking a project for a special couple who are tying the knot! Featuring a host of wedding-themed details, including glasses of celebratory fizz, lucky horseshoes, gorgeous blooms and a sumptuous cake, this bright design is sure to be a delight to stitch. It measures 37.5x10cm (14_x4in) and the kit contains everything you need to stitch it–you can choose from either 14-count aida or 28-count evenweave, depending on your skill level and the finish you prefer. Buy the Wedding Day kit for £26.25 from www.hcrafts.com or call 01889 575256 Become a designer! Sew and So’s new cross stitch software is perfect for budding designers – it’s…

3 min.
fresh from the garden

“The pot of flowers would look lovely as a small picture or even as a greetings card.”Heather Nugent, Charting Editor Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 25-count light green lugana evenweave in 39 shades of stranded cotton and two shades of variegated thread. Cross stitch is worked in three strands of thread, and the backstitch uses either one or two strands. French knots in one strand add extra detail, and there are also some seed beads. With plenty of fractional stitches as well, this design is suitable for experienced stitchers. How to stitch the design 1 Find the centre of your fabric by folding it in half both ways. Find the centre of the chart and start stitching here. 2 Work the cross stitch over two threads of the fabric using three strands of…

1 min.
choose your bonus kit

Dear reader, Choose your bonus kit when you subscribe to Cross Stitch Gold today! Spoilt for choice, you can either receive this Beautiful Kingfisher or Beautiful Robin cross stitch kit from DMC. Plus, you can spread the cost over the year by paying only £14.35 every 3 issues. Don’t miss out on this great offer – treat yourself or a friend today! CHOOSE YOUR BONUS KIT when you subscribe to Cross Stitch GOLD KIT ONE! WORTH £26.99 KIT TWO! Finished design size: 23x23cm (9x9in). Kits contain chart and instructions, needle, DMC threads and 14-count white aida. GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE • Choose your bonus kit – Beautiful Kingfisher or Beautiful Robin kit, worth £26.99 • Save 20% on shop price when you subscribe • Spread the cost – just £14.35 every 3 issues • 8 large projects in every issue from the UK’s…