CrossStitcher October 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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cross stitcher prize timer!

£180 of prizes Craft4Crafters tickets From 18-23 October the Craft4Crafters Show returns to the Bath & West Showground. The show features over 130 craft suppliers, around 60 workshops a day, live demos, ‘Make & Takes’, as well as Guilds and Textile groups, Quilts displays and a Knitted City. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets. We have 10 pairs of tickets to give away (£9 each on the day). Enter by post to the address below, labelling your entry ‘CRAFT4CRAFTERS TICKETS GIVEAWAY XST336’. £82 of prizes Wedding Sampler kits This new wedding sampler from Decorative Textiles is adapted from their popular range of Anniversary designs. The design includes glittering highlights created with gold and amethyst metallic threads. The kit has the best quality materials – Zweigart fabric and DMC thread, plus a full alphabet…

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zweigart the needlework fabric

Our well-known trademark is the "Orange Line" - an orange-coloured thread in the selvedge of all ZWEIGART® fabrics. This is the sign for best quality, i.e. state-of-the-art fabrics that are colour-fast, easy-care, absolutely precise in the weaving and "Made in Germany". 3835 / 4023 LUGANA Beautiful premium needlework fabric in a bright pink. (25 ct. 52 % cotton · 48 % viscose) 3835 / 5142 LUGANA Hight quality embroidery fabric in a shining turquoise. (25 ct. 52 % cotton · 48 % viscose) 3706 / 4023 STERN-AIDA Luxurious needlework fabric in a modern pink. (14 ct. 100 % cotton) 3706 / 5142 STERN-AIDA Lovely fabric for embroidery in a nice turquoise blue. (14 ct. 100 % cotton) FOR STOCKISTS CONTACT: Sewandso I Willow Fabrics I Heritage Crafts I Tel: 01889 575 256…

2 min
hello petal

Designed by: Durene Jones Stitch count: Base 35 high x 35 wide; Petals 35 high x 38 wide Design size: Base 6.5x6.5cm (2½x2½in); Petals 6.5x6.5cm (2½x2½in) Stitch time: 32 hours This design was stitched on 14 count aida fabric. Use a strong sewing thread to thread through each petal, stranded cotton won’t be tough enough Make a… petal pincushion Step 1 COMPLETE the stitching and cut around the base and petals to separate them, leaving a 1.25cm (½in) seam allowance. Place the stitched base and the petals on the backing fabric right-sides together. Stitch around the base and each petal on the edge of the stitching, leaving a gap on the edge of the base and the bottom of each petal for turning. Trim away some of the seam allowance, and then clip the curves, before turning the…

2 min
night, night, sleep tight

Designed by: Durene Jones Stitch count: 88 high x 140 wide Design size: 16.5x26cm (6½x10¼in) Stitch time: 60 hours This design was stitched on 14 count aida fabric. Save time later on and sort all the thread colours for this design onto organisers before you start Materials • Zweigart White 14 count aida, ref: 3706/0100; 30.5x36cm (12x14¼in)• Stranded cotton as listed in the key• Size 24 tapestry needle• Cotton fabric; 23x35.5cm (9x14in)• Quilt wadding; 23x35.5cm (9x14in)• Cotton backing fabric; 23x35.5cm (9x14in)• Frame with a 34x28cm (13½x11in) aperture• Mount board to fit frame For stockist details see page 89 Make a… quilted picture Step 1 SANDWICH the wadding between the two layers of cotton fabric, with the right side of the fabric facing out. Pin, then tack the layers together. Using a ruler and fabric pen, and with the backing fabric facing…

3 min
makes of the month

Stitch your designs then attach to leaf-shaped tags – available as a printable download from Designed by: Susan Penny Stitch count: 29 high x 17 wide (each) Design size: 5.5x3cm (2¼x1¼in) Stitch time: 1.5 hours (each) These designs were stitched on 14 count aida fabric. Make a… gift tag Step 1 TAKE a 7x12.5cm (2½x5in) piece of 14 count white aida and space the stitching of the three designs out on the fabric, leaving four squares between each tag. Step 2 STITCH the cross stitch in two strands, apart from the trees which are stitched in one strand, and the blue sky which is stitched in half stitch using one strand – this will make the trees and sky look like they are behind the picture. The backstitch is in one strand. Step 3 COMPLETE the stitching then cut…

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welcome to our stitch-along

THE KEY ALL THE symbols that appear on the chart are listed in the key with their corresponding thread codes beside them. The key also tells you the different stitches used in the design. The closest column of thread codes listed next to the chart symbols is the thread brand that’s used in the design. Similar colour matches are listed alongside it. Where no close match can be found, you may have to use a different brand of thread for that shade. Designed by: Susan Penny Stitch count: 40 high x 55 wide Design size: 7x10cm (2¾x4in) Stitch time: 6 hours This design was stitched on 14 count aida fabric. THE CHART EACH square on the chart represents a single cross stitch. Start from the centre of the design and your fabric. The centre of our charts are…