Cross Stitch Gold

Cross Stitch Gold August 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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go for gold!

Win these kits from Bothy Threads Find the correct answer to our Intermediate puzzle for the chance to win this Pink Ladies kit (THD24, worth £22.12), or solve the Difficult puzzle to win a Practically Perfect kit (THD25, worth £22.12), both by Wrendale Designs. Visit www.bothy to buy kits online or call 01900 828844 to order by phone How to enter: Fill in a grid so that every row, column, and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1-9. Once you’ve completed either of the grids, send the three numbers in the coloured squares on a postcard to the address below, for your chance to win either a Pink Ladies kit or Practically Perfect kit from Bothy Threads! Send your answers, name and address on a postcard to: Cross Stitch Gold 158 Sudoku (Intermediate/Difficult), Immediate…

ask the experts

THE EXPERTS JO BENNER Jo is an experienced stitcher and knitter, who writes for several craft magazines. She’s on hand to help with chart queries and stitching know-how, as well as product questions. FIONA BAKER Fiona is the Technical Editor for Cross Stitch Gold and our sister magazines. She is a talented cross stitch designer, too, and can answer any of your stitching queries. HEATHER NUGENT Heather is the Charting Editor for Cross Stitch Gold and our sister magazines. With a passion for stitching and sewing, she is here to help with charting and making-up questions. Trick or treat! Q I like changing the look of my sitting room depending on the season. I’m looking for an autumn-themed cross stitch kit or chart that won’t take too long Sandy Clark, Loughborough A Jo: This autumnal design, which…

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when you subscribe to Cross Stitch GOLD SAVE 72% ON THE SHOP PRICE Dear reader, If you love to get a good deal on your stitching essentials, then look no further than this fantastic offer. Try 3 issues of Cross Stitch Gold for just £5 when you subscribe today, saving 72% on the shop price! Don’t miss out on this great saving – treat yourself today, or delight a fellow stitcher with a gift subscription. Zeena, Editor, Cross Stitch Gold In every issue of Gold: 8 large designs in every issue The world’s best designers GREAT REASONS TO SUBCRIBE • Get 3 issues of Cross Stitch Gold for just £5• Save 72% on your first 3 issues• 8large projects in every issue from the UK’s best designers• Convenient UK home delivery at no extra cost! GREAT REASONS TO SUBCRIBE ONLINE You can…

time to shine…

Prolific designer Durene Jones creates cross stitch charts for a range of stitching magazines. Her work is well loved for its modern and colourful tone, but she is a versatile designer and can turn her hand to any theme or style. Before starting on her creative cross stitch career, Durene worked as a graphic designer. “The message in this design applies to us all, but I think it would be particularly suited to young girls. It’s a great motto to live by – after all, true beauty comes from within.” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 25-count spring green evenweave over two threads of the fabric in 35 shades of stranded cotton. Cross stitch is in three strands of thread, with fractional stitches for extra detail. Backstitch defines the design in both…

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En pointe BALLERINA BEAUTY (35181), Dimensions, £48.31 What’s in the kit • Colour chart• 18-count white aida• Stranded cotton• Metallic thread and blending filament• Tapestry and couching needles Size of finished design 36x36cm (14x14in) Stitching this kit This portrait is beautiful in every way, from the composition and perspective to the delicate detail on the ballerina’s tutu. It’s a project of many stitches – as well as whole stitches and backstitch, half cross stitches are used, plus overlay half cross stitches, worked in a combination of stranded cotton and blending filament. Couching and cording bring extra detail – instructions for these are in the kit – while a single French knot for the dancer’s pendant adds the perfect finish. Where to buy Visit or call 0800 013 0150 to buy Under the spotlight VIENNESE WALTZ (JCVW928), Heritage Crafts, £38.60 What’s in…