CrossStitcher June 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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make of the month

Designed by: Susan Penny Stitch count: 43 high x 45 wide Design size: 8x8cm (3¼x3¼in) Stitch time: 3 hours This design was stitched on 14 count aida fabric. You can download and print your exclusive button and card blank from Make a… llama card Step 1 STITCH the llama in the centre of a 9.5x9.5cm (3¾x3¾in) piece of white aida, using two strands for the cross stitch and one for the backstitch. Use stranded cotton to attach the beads. Step 2 CUT away the excess aida, leaving three unstitched squares outside the design. Fray the outer aida block, using a needle to tease out the fabric threads. Step 3 DOWNLOAD and print the card blank and button onto thin card. Stitch the cactus button to the bottom left of the aida. Using double-sided tape or fabric glue, stick…

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT the word ‘escape’ that makes it so dreamy? When designing the sampler that is starring on our cover, the title came to us long before the last stitch was in the fabric – it had to be ‘Escape to the country’. This seems like the very best of invitations that can mean just what you want it to, whether that’s a weekend away, a desire to go self sufficient or just a comfy hour on the sofa watching the irresistible BBC TV series of the same name. Start stitching on page 77 and enjoy dreaming about your country escape! We have some gorgeous gifts for you to stitch too – whatever the recipient’s age! For grown-ups with the need for speed, try the spectacular Formula 1 car…

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out there

New dimensions Have you tried DMC’s new thread range yet? Coton Perlé is a non-divisible thread that can be used for many different crafts including 3D embroidery and some cross stitch. Designed to give more of a 3D effect than is achieved with stranded cotton, it has a beautiful twist and satin sheen. Available in three thicknesses (Small, Medium and Large), with an impressive range of 144 shades, we are loving the special embroidery kits that DMC have produced to give you an easy way to try your hand at stitching with these innovative threads. For stockists please visit FINE PRINTS CLOTHKITS HAVE a whole host of fabulous new fabric ranges now in stock, including prints from Japanese design houses Kokka and Echino, such as this Bird on the Ball, Etsuko Furuya,…

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my craft room: rutholiver

“My craft space at home is long gone after two small boys came into my life! However, I am lucky enough to have a studio to hide away in as I run a craft business, called The Make Arcade. When I can secure a few hours to myself I can spend time on craft projects instead of working! It’s quite a small space but I have a little desk that fits my sewing machine on and some shelves and pots with all my ‘habby’ supplies on. “I love felt and fabrics, anything with graphic and colourful print will catch my eye, and I can’t get enough of bright piping, pom-poms and ric-rac! I spend more time making costumes for my children than projects for myself!”…

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trend spotting

PANDAS WITHOUR panda alphabet on page 49, we’re looking to create more crafty panda-monium with these on-trend treats… WHO One of our favourite designers, Hannah Hand Makes, has this pretty little panda cross stitch project in her range, which includes a4in hoop for stitching and framing. WHAT Get making soft furnishings, cushions and other home style projects with this Panda Bear Furnishing Fabric, then personalise them with one of our letter pandas! HOW Take a tea break from your stitching with this gorgeous chunky Jane Foster Panda mug with its simple, yet effective, geometric-style illustration.…

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stories with stitch people

Hullo! I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get stuck in a rut and need in spiration to put me back on track. This month’s extraordinary woman, Lee Miller–photographer, model, wartime photo journalist, surrealist, artist and gourmet chef–provides just that. She lived all around the world, from Newyork to Egypt to Paris, photographed the horrors of the Second World War and the Holocaust, was friends with Picasso and the elite of the art world, set up a photography studio taking celebrity portraits and was the face of Vogue magazine. If you ever wanted inspiration to be daring and diverse, Lee Miller may be your lady! Although she suffered from PTSD after World War Two, her war photography is some of the most profound taken. Women weren’t expected to be so bold and…