Cross Stitch Gold July 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.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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summer’s beauty

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! “Capture the magic at the bottom of your garden. With the complexion of an English rose and a dress made of petals, this fairy is a delight.” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count white evenweave over two threads of the fabric in 30 shades of stranded cotton. Cross stitch is in both one and two strands of thread, while half cross stitch is worked in two strands. Backstitch defines the…

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Get in touch Email: Write to: Zeena Moolla, Cross Stitch Gold magazine, Eagle House, Colston Avenue, Bristol BS1 4ST Join us at: Tweet us: @CrossStitchGold Special occasions I thought you would like to see my latest projects from issue 94 of Cross Stitch Gold. The Home Sweet Home card is for my very good neighbours who are moving, and I wanted to do something special for them. The Sweet Baby card is for my friend’s daughter who is expecting her first child and it’s a girl, hence the pink surround. I hope you like them. Joyce Williams, Buckley Zeena: They’re lovely, Joyce. I’m so pleased that you’re still finding charts from our old issues to stitch. Cherry picked This is my stitched piece featuring cherry blossoms with butterfly and birds, embellished with Mill Hill seed beads and sequins.…

down by the sea

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. “My design is inspired by a colourful little corner of Cornwall, which has beautiful views and some of the prettiest wild flowers I’ve ever seen.” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 14-count white aida in 28 shades of stranded cotton. Cross stitch and fractionals are in two strands of thread, while backstitch defines the design in one strand. French knots are worked in one strand. This densely stitched project is recommended for experienced stitchers. How to stitch the design 1 Find the centre of your fabric by folding…

peace & serenity

Meet the designer Maria Diaz Maria has always had a passion for needlecraft, since learning to sew as a child on her great-grandmother’s Singer machine. After art college she landed a job as a printer, which led to her becoming DMC’s first in-house designer. She is now an independent designer and lives in the Midlands with her two sons, Lincoln and Hudson. “Just like this girl and her little dog, I love to be by the water. This looks like the perfect spot for some stitching, a good book, or simply some peace and quiet.” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count white evenweave over two threads of the fabric in 30 shades of stranded cotton. Cross stitch is in two strands of thread, as is the half cross stitch for the sky and…

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mountain retreat

Meet the designer Lesley Teare Lesley is an experienced cross stitch designer with a degree in Printed and Woven Textiles, and many years of design experience. She creates designs for a wide range of stitching magazines, and has a range of cross stitch books to her name, too. Lesley lives and works in rural Suffolk, where she enjoys gardening and country walks with her labrador. “I’m delighted to be bringing you this new series, and I can’t wait to see what the changing seasons bring to this charming mountain scene.” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count white evenweave over two threads of the fabric in 37 shades of stranded cotton. Cross stitch is in two strands of thread, with a few fractional stitches on the butterflies for added detail. Backstitch in one strand…