CrossStitcher February 2020

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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new year sale!

50% OFF CROSS STITCH KIT BUNDLES Take advantage of yet another fabulous deal and grab yourself £50 worth of cross stitch kits for just £25! You will receive at least three cross stitch kits of our choice to the value of £50 or more. The kits are from various well-known manufacturers such as DMC, Anchor, Janylyn, Bothy, Heritage and many more, so you can be sure to receive some stunning kits to add to your stash. MORE OFFERS FOR YOU! If our half price kit bundle has tempted you, we’ve lots more offers with UK postage of just £1.90… ANTIQUE STORK SCISSORS These super stork scissors by Klasse are beautifully made from stainless steel with an antique gold finish. 110cm (4½in) in length, with fine points to allow for precise cutting and adjustable tension joint. ANCHOR…

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make of the month

Designed by: Susan Penny Stitch count: 25 high x 66 wide Design size: 5x7cm (2x2¾in) Stitch time: 2 hours This design was stitched on 14 count aida fabric Make a… needlecase Step 1 STITCH the design in the centre of your aida, adding your chosen letter from the alphabet provided. Use two strands for the cross stitch, one for the backstitch. Step 2 CUT your stitched fabric, leaving three bank squares of aida around the design. Remove the outer square on all sides to fray the edges. Step 3 CUT the second piece of white felt the same size as the floral fabric. With right sides facing, place the felt and floral fabric together, then stitch around the edge, leaving a gap on one side for turning. Turn through to the right side. Press flat and then sew up the gap. Step…

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crossstitcher just for fun

Prize crossword Across 1 Small single-item cross stitch pattern (5)8 Very large white seabird (9)9 Sudden urge (7)10 Court hearing (5)11 Neat (4)12 Shaving tool (5)17 --- Kay, northern comedian (5)18 Method of starting stitching (4)22 Oyster’s gem? (5)23 Unimportant (7)24 List of symbols on a cross stitch chart (6,3)25 Fortunate (5) Down 1 Intervene in a dispute (7)2 Underwater bomb (7)3 Story told by Aesop? (5)4 Woodwind instrument (4)5 Railway building (7)6 Film (5)7 Sacred song (5)13 Respect combined with wonderment (3)14 Envious (7)15 --- Cooper, Mamma Mia actor (7)16 Expression of regret (7)19 Food flavouring (5)20 Flaw (5)21 Material used for making records (5)23 --- Me Out, TV dating show (4) Winning word clue: Share the love on this saintly day (10) HOW TO ENTER COMPLETE the crossword and rearrange the letters in the shaded…

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my favourite things

Designed by: Zoë Patching Stitch count: 59 high x 61 wide Design size: 10x10cm (4x4in) Stitch time: 4 hours This design was stitched on 28 count linen over two threads of fabric. Template Use your template at 100% Make a… card bobbin USE the template provided above to cut a card bobbin from a scrap of Kraft card. Wrap blue stranded cotton around the bobbin, securing with fabric glue or small stitches on the back. Place on your stitching, and attach with a long stitch at the top. Materials • Zweigart Raw 28 count Cashel, ref: 3281/0053; 20x20cm (8x8in)• Stranded cotton as listed in the key• Size 26 tapestry needle• Frame with a 12 x 12 cm (4¾x4¾in) aperture• Kraft card to make bobbin Materials available from FEBRUARY February is a wonderful month for crisp winter walks with family and friends, wrapped…

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crossstitcher prize times

Stitch Festival tickets The Stitch Festival (formerly The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show), is on 27 February – 1 March 2020 at the Business Design Centre, Islington. With 200 craft stands, visitors can enjoy sewing, knit and crochet stars demonstrating a wide range of techniques and projects on the Festival’s Stitch Stage. Advance adult tickets for The Stitch Festival are £15 – use discount code CSM2020 for £2.50 off full price advance tickets. Find full booking information at We have five pairs of tickets to give away. Enter by post to the address below, labelling your entry ‘STITCH FESTIVAL GIVEAWAY XST353’. Petite Sampler kits This Petite Engagement Sampler cross stitch kit from Lifetime Samplers contains Zweigart fabric, DMC thread, instructions, needle, chart with both colour and symbols and ready-sorted threads on an…

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NO ONE SEEMS VERY FOND of the early months of the year but we think there is something to be said for the feeling of being warm inside and looking out of the window into the winter world, whether it’s frosty where you live or full-on snow. (Apologies to our Australian readers!) This is the feeling we hope to capture with our cover project for this month. So our window setting takes in a seasonal view, just as the light is beginning to fade and it’s time to make a nice warming drink. Turn to page 18 to share the feeling in stitches! We really should call this our cosy issue. From a kitchen coffee sampler to perk up winter mornings (page 58) to some cute character cards all wrapped up…