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June 2019

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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Dennis Publishing UK
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13 Issues


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make of the month

Designed by: Susan Penny Stitch count: 43 high x 45 wide Design size: 8x8cm (3¼x3¼in) Stitch time: 3 hoursThis design was stitched on 14 count aida fabric.You can download and print your exclusive button and card blank from www.willowfabrics.com(©Susan Penny)Make a… llama cardStep 1STITCH the llama in the centre of a 9.5x9.5cm (3¾x3¾in) piece of white aida, using two strands for the cross stitch and one for the backstitch. Use stranded cotton to attach the beads.Step 2CUT away the excess aida, leaving three unstitched squares outside the design. Fray the outer aida block, using a needle to tease out the fabric threads.Step 3DOWNLOAD and print the card blank and button onto thin card. Stitch the cactus button to the bottom left of the aida. Using double-sided tape or fabric glue,…

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT the word ‘escape’ that makes it so dreamy? When designing the sampler that is starring on our cover, the title came to us long before the last stitch was in the fabric – it had to be ‘Escape to the country’. This seems like the very best of invitations that can mean just what you want it to, whether that’s a weekend away, a desire to go self sufficient or just a comfy hour on the sofa watching the irresistible BBC TV series of the same name. Start stitching on page 77 and enjoy dreaming about your country escape!We have some gorgeous gifts for you to stitch too – whatever the recipient’s age! For grown-ups with the need for speed, try the spectacular Formula 1 car…

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out there

New dimensionsHave you tried DMC’s new thread range yet? Coton Perlé is a non-divisible thread that can be used for many different crafts including 3D embroidery and some cross stitch. Designed to give more of a 3D effect than is achieved with stranded cotton, it has a beautiful twist and satin sheen. Available in three thicknesses (Small, Medium and Large), with an impressive range of 144 shades, we are loving the special embroidery kits that DMC have produced to give you an easy way to try your hand at stitching with these innovative threads. For stockists please visit www.dmc.com/uk.FINE PRINTSCLOTHKITS HAVE a whole host of fabulous new fabric ranges now in stock, including prints from Japanese design houses Kokka and Echino, such as this Bird on the Ball, Etsuko Furuya,…

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my craft room: rutholiver

“Don’t be fooled by the photo–it’s normally complete creative chaos!”“I am never without a cup of tea and a treat to help the craft process a long.”“My craft space at home is long gone after two small boys came into my life! However, I am lucky enough to have a studio to hide away in as I run a craft business, called The Make Arcade. When I can secure a few hours to myself I can spend time on craft projects instead of working! It’s quite a small space but I have a little desk that fits my sewing machine on and some shelves and pots with all my ‘habby’ supplies on.“I love felt and fabrics, anything with graphic and colourful print will catch my eye, and I can’t get…

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trend spotting

PANDASWITHOUR panda alphabet on page 49, we’re looking to create more crafty panda-monium with these on-trend treats…WHOOne of our favourite designers, Hannah Hand Makes, has this pretty little panda cross stitch project in her range, which includes a4in hoop for stitching and framing.www.notonthehighstreet.com/hannahhandmakesWHATGet making soft furnishings, cushions and other home style projects with this Panda Bear Furnishing Fabric, then personalise them with one of our letter pandas!www.myfabrics.co.ukHOWTake a tea break from your stitching with this gorgeous chunky Jane Foster Panda mug with its simple, yet effective, geometric-style illustration.www.andshine.co.uk…

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three of the best strawberries

PINKBUTTONSTUDIOTurn your design into a cushion with this delightful Strawberry Print Fabric, which is a light medium weight and easy to sew.SAPH1REStitch a quick strawberry card by attaching Strawberry Fruit Flower Wimbledon Dress It Up Craft Buttons. All are 18x21mm approx.RIBBONGEEKEmbellish your projects with this pretty Strawberry Fruit Print Grosgrain Ribbon which comes in a delicious choice of colourways.…