Cross Stitch Gold

Cross Stitch Gold March 2020

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
Back issues only


shopper’s guide

Elly-fun Meet Elly, the newest adorable character at Bothy Threads, as she gets into all sorts of fun situations. Here we have her at The Watering Hole (XEL1) and with a Jumbo Bouquet (XEL2) – perfect designs for spring. There are also two summery designs in the series, so look out for these, too. Each kit is worked on 14-count white aida with a finished size of 24x24cm (9½x9½in), and costs £23.49. Elly was created by Simon Taylor Kielty, the artist who brought us the wonderful Bebunni, so it's no surprise that she has already won our hearts! Visit or call 01900 828844 DUTCH DELIGHTS Inspired, no doubt, by the works of Monet and Rembrandt, this meandering river scene takes us past towering windmills and vibrant tulips under a dramatic morning sky. If…

easy as abc!

Meet the designer Durene Jones 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. “This distressed painted wooden frame adds a lovely finish to my ABC design, and highlights the sunny colours perfectly.” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count white evenweave over two threads of the fabric in 29 shades of cotton. Cross stitch is in two strands of cotton, with lots of fractional stitches throughout. Backstitch defines the design in one strand of black cotton. This sampler is suitable for experienced stitchers. How to stitch the design 1…

teatime delights

Meet the designer Amanda Gregory Based in the West Country, Amanda is a talented watercolour artist, cross stitch designer and dressmaker. Her work is suffused with gorgeous colour combinations and a great sense of detail, and her beautiful designs regularly appear in a range of popular cross stitching magazines. “This is my idea of a perfect afternoon, right here! It won’t be long before we’re enjoying tea in the garden, and the joy of summer strawberries.” Stitcher’s guide This design is worked on 28-count white evenweave over two threads of the fabric in 32 shades of cotton. Cross stitch is in two strands of cotton, with lots of fractional stitches throughout. The backstitch is worked in one strand, and French knots also add extra detail in one strand. This project is recommended for experienced stitchers. How…

stitching guide

FIONA BAKER TECHNICAL EDITOR How to read our charts All our charts are printed in both colour and symbols. Each square on a cross stitch chart contains a symbol, and each symbol corresponds with one stitch. The key tells you what thread colour each symbol corresponds to, and how many strands to use for each cross stitch, backstitch or French knot. It also gives you the design's dimensions, to help you cut your fabric to size. The thread numbers listed in the first column of the key refer to the brand that we've used to stitch the design. Conversions for two other brands are given, but they're not always exact equivalents. Avoid mixing more than one brand in the same design. Sometimes you'll need more than one skein of a certain colour, but there shouldn't…

to mum, with love

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. “You simply can’t go wrong with flowers – whether they’re real or stitched! I hope you enjoy creating these pretty blooms for your mum, step-mum, or mother-in-law.” Stitcher’s guide These designs are worked on 28-count white evenweave over two threads of the fabric in 22 shades of cotton. Cross stitch, half cross stitch and fractional stitches are in two strands. Backstitch and Herringbone stitch are in one strand, and French knots in one strand finish off these designs, which are recommended for experienced stitchers. How to stitch the…

you could be a winner!

Hop to it We’re feeling the love for Wrendale’s latest adorable design – this cute hare pair, surrounded by pretty poppies. The beautiful shading and detail on this sweet seasonal scene will make it a joy to stitch, and the Love is in the Hare kit (worth £29.49) comes with everything you need. See more designs at → We’ve got ten Love is in the Hare kits to give away to lucky readers. See the purple box for entry details Unicorn magic Add a sprinkling of magic to your spring stitching in the form of this quirky unicorn chart from Peacock & Fig. In a soft colour palette of creams, greys and peach, with touches of sparkle, this pattern has a whimsical feel and a motivational message that’s perfect for the new season.…