CrossStitcher

CrossStitcher July 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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2 min
out there

Nautical and nice We love a Sophie Allport print and stitchers will be pleased to hear she has launched new fabrics by the metre for this spring and summer. Following hot on the heels of Butterflies, Zebra & Coastal Birds, a nautical theme is the order of the day with Lobster & Crab and Whales now ready for your summer makes. All are 100% cotton, are ideal for backing cross stitched cushions and for lining bags and much more, and available from sophieallport.com. HOME TRUTHS STAY ON message with this brand-new kit from Cotton Clara. Everything you need is included, 13cm diameter hoop, white aida fabric, DMC threads, needle, wadding, wooden back, instructions card and ribbon to hang. It comes in a beautiful striped box so it would make a great gift for…

4 min
stitch up summer strawberry projects

Strawberries are something that's guaranteed to make you think of a British summer. These luscious red fruits made into a sweet jam and eaten with a scone and cream are the quintessential summer treat. Our three projects are all strawberry themed, and use plastic aida to create summer jewellery. Our necklace is easy to make and is a great gift for a summer birthday, with matching earrings to complete the set. Finally, why not stitch our pretty envelope bag, a perfect way to present your jewellery to someone special! MAKE SOME… EARRINGS These are super-quick to stitch but very effective. Step1 MAKE two of the very small strawberries, and then cut out carefully. Take care when cutting as it is easy to cut through the stitches and have to stitch the strawberry again. Leave…

1 min
good innings

Designed by: Susan Bates Stitch count: 168 high x 119 wide Design size: 31x21.5cm (12¼x8½in) Stitch time: 93 hours This design was stitched on 14 count aida fabric. Use the ‘stitch and park’ method where you thread up several shades on different needles before you start, then ‘park’ them when switching to another colour Materials • Sampedro White 14 count aida; 50x46cm (19½x18in)• Stranded cotton as listed in the key• Size 24 tapestry needle• Frame with a 34x24cm (13½x9½in) aperture• Mount board to fit frame Materials available from www.willowfabrics.com How to… frame a picture Step 1 CUT a piece of white mount board to fit inside your frame. Place your design centrally over the mount board and pin the fabric around the board to secure, starting at the centre of each side and working outwards. Step 2 PIN around the entire perimeter and…

1 min
magic wishes

When working with the Light Effects threads, allow your needle to hang every so often so they can unravel Designed by: Durene Jones Stitch count: 118 high x 180 wide Design size: 21x33cm (8¼x13in) Stitch time: 48 hours This design was stitched on 14 count aida fabric. Materials • Zweigart Royal Blue 14 count aida, ref: 3706/0567; 50x55cm (19½x21½in)• Stranded cotton as listed in the key• DMC Light Effects as listed in the key• Size 24 tapestry needle• Frame with a 24x34cm (9½x13½in) aperture• Mount board to fit frame Materials available from www.willowfabrics.com CrossStitcher PROJECT PACK If you would like to stitch Magic Wishes, we have a materials pack with everything you need to get you stitching right away, and have it delivered straight to your door! Your materials pack contains: • Zweigart 14 count aida in Royal Blue• Skeins of DMC…

3 min
ready, steady, stitch!

THE CHALLENGE • 14 count white aida• Six shades of stranded cotton (shown above)• Brass sewing machine charm THE RULES • Create a design for a sewing room door• You can include a phrase• The design area is 50 x 50 stitches each• Only the materials above can be used• Be creative as possible! Whether you have your own craft room or even just a sewing corner, you’ll love trying our challenge this month. We asked three designers to come up with a design for a sewing room sign, but they had to stick to the rules! They were given just six thread shades to play with and had to include a sewing charm within their design too. We hope their results will inspire you to join the fun – turn the page to…

1 min
makes of the month

Designed by: Susan Penny Stitch count: 44 high x 57 wide Design size: 8x10cm (3¼x4in) Stitch time: 5 hours This design was stitched on 14 count aida fabric. With only five thread colours used, this would be a great project for using up spare threads in your stash! Make a… zipped purse Step 1 STITCH the geo pattern in the centre of 10x13cm (4x5in) of white 14 count aida fabric, using two strands for the cross stitch. Step 2 FOLD over the top of the stitched aida onto the wrong side by 1cm (⅜in). Press the fold in place. Working from the outside of the purse, place the fold on top of a closed 11cm (4¼in) closed-end zip, so that the seam is up against the teeth on one side of the zip, and spaced equally in the centre of…