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Just CrossStitch

December 2021

Fun projects in all shapes, sizes & skill levels!

País:
United States
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Annie’s Publishing
Periodicidad:
Bimonthly
6,16 €(IVA inc.)
17,62 €(IVA inc.)
7 Números

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1 min.
one stitch ahead

As we selected the designs featured in this issue of Just CrossStitch, St. Nicholas, our cover project, was immediately one of my favorites. I loved the traditional style of this piece, and Santa’s sack filled with pine branches reminded me of my family’s outings to find the perfect Christmas tree. Tree shopping at the local Christmas tree farm is a fun tradition that we started when our children were little and have continued through the years. Our excursions included wagon rides through the fields of pine trees, steaming cups of hot cider, and even visits with a very realistic Santa. We never did tell the kids that the jolly fellow was actually from Montana and not the North Pole. Traditions make up the best parts of the holiday season for me and…

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1 min.
thankful heart

Design by Barbie Laux of Twisted Willow Designs Skill Level: Intermediate Stitch Count: 65H x 89W Design Size: 4⅝” x 6⅜” Materials • 11” x 13” piece 14-count antique white Aida from Zweigart® • One skein each DMC® or Sullivans® USA six-strand embroidery floss • Size 24 tapestry needle Instructions Cross stitch over one square using two strands of floss. Where small symbols appear, work petite cross stitch using two strands of floss. Backstitch over one square or work straight stitch using one strand of floss. Work French knot using one strand of floss and wrapping around needle twice. Thankful Heart…

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1 min.
happy thanksgiving

Design by Kate Spiridonova Skill Level: Easy Stitch Count: 68H x 61W Design Size: 4⅝” x 4¼” Materials • 8” x 8” piece 14-count antique brown Mill Hill perforated paper from Wichelt Imports Inc. • One skein each The Gentle Art Simply Shaker Sampler Threads • Size 24 tapestry needle Instructions Cross stitch over one square using two strands of floss. Finishing Materials & Instructions • Cardstock: kraft and bright yellow • Double-sided craft tape Trim stitched piece to two squares from stitching on all sides. Adhere stitched piece to yellow cardstock and trim a narrow border all around. Create a 5½” high x 5” wide side-fold card from kraft cardstock. Center and adhere stitched piece to card front. Happy Thanksgiving…

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2 min.
cornucopia

Design by Zhanna Chanot-Litvinova Skill Level: Intermediate Stitch Count: 144H x 87W Design Size: 8¾” x 5½” Materials • 15” x 12” piece 32-count black Belfast linen from Zweigart® • One skein DMC® or Sullivans® USA six-strand embroidery floss • One skein each DMC® Color Variations six-strand embroidery floss • One package each Mill Hill Seed Beads • Size 26 tapestry needle • Beading needle Instructions Cross stitch over two threads using one strand of floss. Attach beads using ½ cross stitch and one strand of coordinating floss. Finishing Materials & Instructions • Fusible interfacing (optional) • Coordinating fabric for backing • Black sewing thread • Sewing machine (optional) • Stick or dowel rod Press stitched piece from reverse side, straightening as much as possible. Following manufacturer’s instructions, fuse interfacing to back of stitched piece if desired. Trim stitched piece to 2” from stitching on sides and 3” from stitching at…

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2 min.
nativity sampler

Design by Tatiana Romero of Mi Maleta Lila Skill Level: Intermediate Stitch Count: 154H x 99W Design Size: 10⅝” x 7⅛” Materials • 17” x 13” piece 14-count ecru Aida from Charles Craft® • One skein each DMC® or Sullivans® USA six-strand embroidery floss • One skein each DMC® Light Effects six-strand embroidery floss • Size 24 tapestry needle Instructions Cross stitch over one square using two strands of floss. Backstitch over one square or work straight stitch using one strand of floss or as indicated in the color code. Work various size star stitches above stable using two strands of floss. Finishing Materials & Instructions • Fat quarter coordinating cotton fabric • Fusible interfacing • 4” length 1”-wide satin ribbon • 8”-wide split-bottom hanger Press stitched piece from reverse side, straightening as much as possible. Following manufacturer’s instructions, fuse interfacing to back of stitched piece. Trim stitched piece…

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1 min.
village church

Design by Nancy Greenberg of Pickle Barrel Designs Skill Level: Easy Stitch Count: 60H x 57W Design Size: 4¼” x 4⅛” Materials • 11” x 11” piece 28-count lambswool Jobelan from Wichelt Imports Inc. • One skein each DMC® or Sullivans® USA six-strand embroidery floss • One skein each The Gentle Art Sampler Threads • Size 24 tapestry needle Instructions Cross stitch over two threads using two strands of floss. Where small symbols appear, work ¼ cross stitch using two strands of floss. Backstitch over two threads using two strands of floss. Finishing Materials & Instructions • 8” x 8” wooden plaque or piece of wood • Fiberfill • 1"-wide white lace • ⅜"-wide see-through iridescent ribbon • Thin jute rope for hanger • Clear-drying craft glue • Sewing machine (optional) Press stitched piece from reverse side, straightening as much as possible. Trim around stitched design leaving approximately a 2”…

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