CrossStitcher Summer 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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3 min
makes of the month

If using two threads to attach your beads lay one thread on each side of the bead to secure it in place neatly Designed by: Susan Penny Stitch count: 47 high x 52 wide Design size: 8.5x9.5cm (3¼x3¾in) Stitch time: 6 hours Head to to download and print your exclusive card blank Make a… camper van card Step 1 STITCH your coastal camper van design on a 10x11cm (4x4¼in) piece of white 14 count aida fabric. Complete the design by stitching the blue sky in half stitch using one strand of stranded cotton only. The sand is stitched in full cross stitch but this should also be worked in one strand. Using the chart for placement, use sewing cotton or stranded cotton to attach blue seed beads to the agapanthus stems in the foreground. Step 2 COMPLETE the stitching,…

1 min

THERE CAN’T BE MANY hobbies that enable you to make things to wear, things to make your home more beautiful and things to give as really memorable gifts. Hurray, cross stitch lets you do all this and more! If you want to make something pretty to wear this summer, try a delicate flower necklace – we have three designs to choose from on page 24. Dressing up your home also couldn’t be easier this month. Stitch Rebecca Spencer’s celebration of summer animals on page 18, or Emma Congdon’s oh-so-fruity cushion design (page 62). Of course, one of the most fun rooms we all love to stitch for is a nursery. If you have a little one in your life, there’s a great version of The Owl and The Pussycat to turn into…

2 min
out there

The signs are good… Renowned stitch designer Emily Peacock has some new signs of the zodiac needlepoint kits out. There are two sizes to choose from; the large kits are worked with one strand of tapestry wool in cross stitch on Zweigart 7 count canvas. The small kits are worked with two strands of crewel wool in cross stitch on Zweigart 10 count canvas. Each kit includes the canvas, wool and easy-to-follow colour chart. Please note that backing fabric, trim and cushion pad are not included. The large finished size is 68x50cm (27x19in approx) and the small is 48x35cm (19x14in approx). A new sign is being released each month as we go through 2018. For more details visit FLORAL FANCY THIS WILDFLOWER Meadow Botanical Embroidery Craft Kit is designed by Hawthorn Handmade.…

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sketchbook secrets: ruth oliver

“The Unicorn is one of our bestselling designs and I wanted it to include a rainbow – so worked the colours into a flowing mane! I always have a sketchbook on the go for initial ideas and notes if I have a flash of inspiration and stick in colour swatches and images. The designs in our kits are on the mini side so I will often sketch out on a grid to work on the scale and then put into a Stitch program. This creates a rough image which I will stitch up and add to and take away.”…

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trend spotting

CRAFTY CACTI INSPIRED BY our cute cacti cards on page 57, we’ve got some more prickly products you can get crafting with… WHO Liz Padgham-Major has designed an elegant embroidery kit to make your own cactus pendant. Choose from a silver-plated chain or a leather cord, both approx.46cm(18in)long. WHAT Get stuck into your next crafting project with this Cactus Felting Kit. Make three mini cacti that you can display proudly in your craft room–we reck on they might make good pin cushions too! HOW Liven up the card blank of one of your cactus cards from page57 by decorating it with this cactus and Mexican themed washi tape!…

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stories with stitch people

Hi there! I’m Jess, Stitch People’s designer and resident Australian! I started my cross stitch journey 10 years ago. I’m a hands-on maker of things and I wanted a fun gift for a birthday. I’d been exposed to cross stitch previously, but it wasn’t until it blended with pop culture that I dived into the art form with a Dalek pattern. My friend loved it, I loved making it, and I began wondering if I could make my own patterns. Turns out, I could! I’ve been designing for Stitch People for just over a year and it’s now my main job! Prior to this I was a scientist, looking into the mysteries of pro state cancer. But, alas, as much as questions of medicine thrill me, the drive to create was a…