Cross Stitch Gold

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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Immediate Media Company London Limited
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ask the experts

Quick to stitch Q I find that as I get older, I can’t concentrate on stitching large designs. I could do with a book of small designs so that I can feed my instant stitching gratification! Laura Kowalczyk, Burton-on-Trent A Jo: Whimsical Cross-Stitch: 175 Designs from Trendy to Traditional will probably do the trick! Cari Buziak has designed 175 patterns covering all trends, including vintage and traditional. They are all standalone designs that can fit into a 6in or smaller embroidery hoop, and many can be completed in a weekend or evening. With themes covering animals, flowers, birth announcements, birthdays, Christmas and anniversaries, you’re in for a busy time, Laura! To buy the book for £13.99 go to Blue skies! Q I have a chart for a lovely design on 28-count white evenweave, but…

happy easter

Meet the designer Fiona Baker Fiona has always had a passion for art and design from an early age, and loves the creativity in her role as Technical Editor for Cross Stitch Gold, as well as our sister magazines, Cross Stitch Crazy and The World of Cross Stitching. “I always like to give homemade biscuits or cakes to my friends and family at Easter. If you do the same thing, these cheerful cross stitch tags will be the perfect finishing touch for your gifts!” Stitcher’s guide These designs are worked on 28-count white evenweave over two threads of the fabric, in 21 shades of stranded cotton. Cross stitch and fractionals are in two strands of thread, while backstitch is worked in both one and two strands. French knots in one strand add extra detail to…

shopper’s guide

Cats & dogs The Dog and Cats from Luca-S is a gloriously detailed design with a seriously nostalgic streak. The finished piece measures 42.5x32.5cm (16_x12_in) when stitched on the 18-count aida that’s supplied. Also included in the kit are Anchor stranded cottons in 44 colours. This is a classy piece for animal lovers who have plenty of stitching experience. You can order the kit for £58.99 from or call on 0161 464 7310 GOLD STAR BUY Bee happy Bring a splash of summer into your home with this delightful kit. Featuring a pretty garden scene, complete with a beehive and busy bees, Bee Happy by Creative World of Crafts uses gorgeous sunny colours, and the kit comes with all you need to complete the project – including the cute wooden hoop. Order the kit for…

go for gold!

WIN! Solve the clues, then rearrange the letters in the shaded squares to spell a European tourist attraction (6,5) ACROSS 1 Braids (6) 7 Certain to succeed (9) 9 Hot drink (5) 10 Dog with heavy muzzle whiskers and a wiry coat (9) 12 Geographical chart (3) 13 Bubble and hiss (4) 14 Canadian province (7) 16 Greeting (5) 17 Leg bone (4) 18 Lumps of gold (7) 22 David Schwimmer’s character in Friends (4) 23 Alternative (5) 25 Long-standing bitterness (7) 26 Canal connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea (4) 28 Tin (3) 29 Open to discussion (9) 31 Shakespearean hero (5) 32 Fetches back (9) 33 Pressed clothes flat (6) DOWN 1 Hungry (7) 2 Highly skilled in a particular activity (12) 3 Item of cutlery (8) 4 Monetary unit (4) 5 Musician (8) 6 Fleeting (5) 8 Animated Disney movie featuring Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff (6) 11 Indispensable helper (5-4,3) 15 Powerful harbour boat (3) 19 By…

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…