CrossStitcher July 2018

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: 52 high x 35 wide Design size: 9.5x6.5cm (3¾x2½in) Stitch time: 5 hours Make a… bee needle case Step 1 TAKE a 11.5x16.5cm (4½2x6½in) piece of 14 count white aida. Position your stitching on it to make into a needle case – first fold the aida fabric in half widthways to create the needle case cover. Press along the spine of the case to make a clear fold in the fabric. Unfold the aida, and leaving two blank squares between the spine and the stitching, centre your design between the top and bottom of the fabric to the right of the spine, to form the front of your case. Step 2 COMPLETE the stitching, then fold the excess aida at the edges of the needle case, over onto the wrong…

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SUMMER’S IN FULL SWING with longer evenings to stitch! As it’s July, we’ve a couple of beach-inspired projects to help evoke childhood memories of seaside trips. Emma Congdon’s beach recipe on page 70 mixes modern style and traditional treats, and Maria’s New England scene on page 16 takes an entirely ‘vintage’ view. Local village shows are another perennial summer favourite. Many of you will have entered a treasured project in a show, perhaps you still have that fading ‘highly commended’ rosette! I still have my certificate for baking a Victoria Sandwich and Martin has several wins for his photographs… neither of us ever managed a prize for vegetables or stitching though! We have taken inspiration from that truly British event to bring you the Flower Show project on page 77. Whether…

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out there

Fun with felt… Summer’s here, so celebrate with some fun colourful felt kits courtesy of a new range at The Make Arcade. Ruth Oliver has designed eight super-cute felt projects and each can be used to make either a keyring or badge. Each kit is packaged in a small jar and includes felt, a key chain/badge pin, needle and thread, stuffing and instructions. You just need to add a pair of scissors and some pins! For more details visit HAPPY HOOP-LA! MAKE SOMEONE’S day with these two new stitch kits – a cat and/or unicorn that come with a special shaped hoop each. The hoops can also be bought separately and are made from 100% acrylic and made in the UK. The cat hoop features glitter inner ears and the unicorn one…

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sketchbook secrets: hannah baxter

“I sketched this when my little boy was completely obsessed with ice cream. I like to colour my sketches and decide on threads before I make them digital as I find it better to use my physical thread chart for true colours. I love using a lot of colour in my patterns so I went for a three-scoop ice cream instead of a traditional ‘Mr. Whippy’. And this was a great excuse to mix up a pastel palette with a bright rainbow one; something that rarely works in other patterns.”…

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trend spotting

FAB FLAMINGOS INSPIRED BY our flamingo cushion on page 26, you’ll be tickled pink by these pretty products… WHO Renowned artist Hannah Dale’s work is the basis for this gorgeous cotton linen blend fabric that’s perfect for craft projects. It is available by the metre and has a vertical pattern repeat of 45cm. WHAT Keep note of what’s in your stash, current WIPs and birthday stitching wish lists with this oh-so-pretty Flamingo Lake Lined Notebook. HOW Declutter your sewing table with this canvas flamingo storage basket that’s perfect for skeins of thread, thread sorters and other stitching bits and bobs.…

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stories with stitch people

While the sun is hopefully shining in the northern hemisphere, I’m sheltering from the storms and winds lashing outside my window. Winter has come to Australia and the sun and beaches have been replaced by rain and blankets. My go-to winter wear is this super cosy teddy bear fur onesie! In this instalment of literary Stitch People, we find ourselves in company with Captain Ahab and that dastardly White Whale. Many of us have our own ‘white whales’–those things that we just can’t let go of. Captain Ahab was probably most angry about the fact that his fluffy onesie would no longer fit properly after the whale took his leg. I hear you, Ahab! My cross stitch ‘white whale’ focuses around a perfectly stitched piece. How many of us have that voice…