Ultimate Cross Stitch Home

Ultimate Cross Stitch Home

Ultimate Cross Stitch Home

Ultimate Cross Stitch Home is a gorgeous collection of home sweet home designs to treasure forever. With 298 cosy and homely designs inside this collectable magazine, you’ll find quick-to-stitch cards, beautiful gifts and lots of stylish ideas to make your house a home. Inside this issue: ✱ Small designs for beginners and larger charts for advanced stitchers ✱ Patterns by some of the world’s best-loved cross stitch designers ✱ Inspirational and motivational photographs to enhance your stitching ✱ Extra instructions to help you make up stitched pieces into cushions and more This issue includes designs on the theme of butterflies, roses, cottages, herbs & posies, baking & cooking, heirloom samplers, spring blooms and more!

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…to Ultimate Cross Stitch Home, your gorgeous collection of home sweet home designs to treasure forever. Filled with nearly 300 charts brought to you by some of your favourite designers, there’s every style of design here to make your home beautiful. You may be moving house, or want to make a card or gift for a friend or relative who is on the move, or you may want to spruce up a tired corner or celebrate a new kitchen – and with the hundreds of designs to choose from in this issue of Ultimate Cross Stitch, you can. The charts are themed into handy sections: pretty gifts and cards to stitch; motifs and pictures for the kitchen; fabulous florals, plus designs that celebrate afternoon tea! As well as beautifying your home, these…

home sweet home

Have you ever dreamt of designing your own house, but haven’t known where to begin? Well, let us do that for you, and you can get on with the enjoyable part – stitching it! Shannon has created a picturesque row of family homes, full of fabulous features you’ll love to bring to life. From the white picket fences to the sweet little shutters at the windows, this street is des-res. Look closer, and you’ll notice that each window box, plant pot and hanging basket is in full bloom, bursting with seed bead flowers that add depth and texture to the stitching – little touches that really make this project. Stitching Factbox Stitching time: Approx 40 hours Type of stitches: Cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch, beads Level: Intermediate/advanced Tip Stitch this row of houses on handdyed fabric to…

house proud

There’s a lovely homespun, handmade feel to this charming set, which is worked on evenweave in pretty pinks and purples to give this collection a real heritage feel. If you’ve never stitched on this fabric before, these three projects are a great place to start, as they’re brought to life using whole stitches only. Begin with the pretty hanging, then work your way up to the largest design. From the smallest to the biggest, these cosy items will make gorgeous gifts to give to someone who has just moved into their new home. For step-by-step details of how to make the doorstop, turn the page. Stitching Factbox Stitching time: Approx 55 hours for the set Type of stitches: Whole cross stitch Level: Beginners Tip If you’d rather stitch on aida, use a 14-count fabric for the…

happy new home

Moving house is a great occasion to stitch for, which is why we’ve selected 42 of the best gift ideas to help you make a truly special housewarming present. The lucky new residents – whether friends, family or old neighbours – are bound to be delighted with a picture to brighten up a bare wall, a colourful keyring to pop their new bunch of keys on, or a coaster to use for a welldeserved cup of tea! Don’t forget to stitch a pretty new home card and a matching gift tag too. From snails with shell houses to welcoming windows with flowers, there’s every style here. Stitching Factbox Stitching time: Approx 3-5 hours each Type of stitches: Whole cross stitch, backstitch, French knots Level: Beginners Tip Pick a design to stitch as invites to let everyone…

spring blooms

Those first flowers signalling the start of a new season are a sight to behold, after a dark and dreary winter. From snowdrops to crocuses and primroses, their burst of colour adds joy to a garden and they’ve certainly inspired Amanda Gregory to create this beautiful display in cross stitch. This subtle spring design is worked in soft greens, blues and purples, with a touch of yellow to add a fresh feel. And this draught excluder is a great way to show off your stitching while keeping your home looking stylish whatever the season. For how to make the draught excluder, turn the page. Stitching Factbox Stitching time: Approx 80 hours Type of stitches: Whole cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch Level: Intermediate/advanced Tip When stitching a larger design like this, grid your fabric into a 10x10 square…

tasty stitches

Apples and blackberries are a classic combination, and with Jane’s scrummy charts, you can enjoy these fruits in stitches too! Use the smaller design of sliced apples and blackberries and make it into a jar label to personalise homemade jam. The recipes motif is perfect to patch onto a plain notebook for all your cooking ideas, and frame and keep the tasty crumble method on display all year round – it might even inspire someone else in the household to get baking. Each of these yummy items will make great gifts for a friend who loves cooking to hang in their new kitchen. Stitching Factbox Stitching time: Approx 70 hours for the set Type of stitches: Whole cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch, French knots Level: Beginners/intermediate You will need Threads: Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle:…