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Cross Stitch Gold April 2019

Cross Stitch Gold is the ultimate collection of cross stitch designs for experienced stitchers. With eight inspirational projects from the world’s best designers in every issue, you’ll be spoiled for choice of glorious gifts for friends and family.

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United Kingdom
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English
Editore:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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cross stitch gold

Welcome to your new issue! An Easter bunny and his duckling friend bring the cute factor to Gold this month on page 26, and we’ve also got some other lovely spring scenes for you to enjoy, including a beautiful fawn (p4) and my pick of the month – Carol Thornton’s idyllic thatched cottage, complete with wild ponies (p18). Like the rest of the world, we’re eagerly awaiting news of the new royal baby, and in celebration of this exciting event we’ve rounded up our favourite birth sampler kits on page 56. Plus, don’t miss our modern baby bunting project on page 44 – I think Meghan and Harry would agree, it’s gorgeous! Elsewhere for your home, you can add a splash of colour with our beautiful butterfly cushion (p34) – a…

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spring meadow

Meet the designer Jenny Barton Jenny has been passionate about the creative arts since she was a small child, and went on to study graphic design at university. Soon after, she landed a job as a needlework designer for DMC Creative World, and became a freelance designer a couple of years later. She loves being able to work with cross stitch every day! “Step into a lovely spring meadow for a special glimpse of this enchanting creature. I hope you’ll enjoy stitching my fawn for yourself or a friend.” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count white evenweave over two threads of the fabric in 39 shades of stranded cotton. Cross stitch is in two strands of thread, while half cross stitch is worked in both one and two strands for the background. Backstitch…

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have your say

Spiritual stitch My granddaughter Dannelle recently saw a three-tiered Dreamcatcher that caught her eye. When she told me about it, I instantly knew who the designer was – Joan Elliott! Here is a picture of what I have accomplished so far. Because the chart is three pages long, I taped them together which makes it easier for me. When I have finished and framed the Dreamcatcher, I will give it to my granddaughter. Then I can start on a new design my husband bought me – it’s of Santa kneeling down in front of the Christ child – I can hardly wait to start it. Jane Salles, Avoca, USA Zeena: This is fantastic, Jane. Thanks for sharing it with us! And great top tip about taping the charts together! GOLD STAR LETTER Birth and beyond I…

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sleeping beauty

Meet the designer Shannon Wasilieff Canadian designer Shannon has always been passionate about creative pursuits, but it was when she started designing cross stitch that she truly found her calling. Her talent is evident in her beautiful designs, and her great eye for colour and detail helps to make her unique creations into true masterpieces like this one. “I’ve always loved the tale of Sleeping Beauty, so it was fun to create this design and bring my own style to the story. I hope you like it.” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count white evenweave over two threads of the fabric, in 27 shades of stranded cotton and one of metallic thread. Cross stitch is worked in two strands of cotton or metallic, while backstitch is worked in both one and two strands…

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country retreat

Meet the designer Carol Thornton Watercolour artist Carol sketches and paints her gorgeous works of art before turning them into cross stitch designs. She creates charts for various magazines and has attracted legions of fans who love her distinctive style of artwork, which translates beautifully into cross stitch. “This idyllic cottage is inspired by scenes of the New Forest – a beautiful part of the country where ponies roam freely across the towns and countryside.” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 14-count white aida in 28 shades of cotton. Cross stitch is in two strands of thread, with fractionals for extra detail. Backstitch is worked in one strand, and there are also some French knots worked in one strand of thread. This project is recommended for experienced stitchers. How to stitch the design 1 Find the…

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best of friends

Meet the designer Jenny Barton Jenny has been passionate about the creative arts since she was a small child, and went on to study graphic design at university. Soon after, she landed a job as a needlework designer for DMC Creative World, and became a freelance designer a couple of years later. She loves being able to work with cross stitch every day! “I really enjoyed designing this piece for you all. Two of my favourite creatures together in one picture – what’s not to love!” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count white evenweave over two threads of the fabric, in 32 shades of stranded cotton. Cross stitch is in both one and two strands of thread, while half cross stitch in two strands is used for the sky. Backstitch is worked in…

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