Cross Stitch Crazy

Cross Stitch Crazy April 2019

Busting with fun, Cross Stitch Crazy is the magazine for stitchers who just can’t get enough! In each issue, we promise to deliver easy to follow and quick to stitch designs from your favourite designers.

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… to the April issue of Crazy! Whenever spring rolls around, I often start to think about new beginnings – which inevitably makes me think of new projects that I can’t wait to start stitching! This issue has plenty of fresh inspiration for you, starting with our pretty floral exclusive on page 10. If you’re starting to plan your Easter projects, check out the trio of cute springtime animals on page 54 and the exquisite Fabergéinspired eggs on page 72. Music fans will adore receiving one of the cool retro cards on page 28, while the heartwarming grandparents pop-up cards on page 62 are great to try with a little stitcher. As for me, I’ve already started on the elegant Art Nouveau alphabet and numbers set on page 47 –…

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meet the team

Katie Kegie Art Editor This month… “I love Bradley Cooper, so I can’t wait to stitch his portrait on page 19!” Lou Smith Production Editor This month… “The tropical sampler on page 42 would look fab on my wall at home” Emily Godwin Designer This month… “I’m challenging myself this month with the Fabergé eggs on page 72” Fiona Baker Technical Editor This month… “I’ll be using the spring gift ideas on page 20 to make several presents!” Heather Nugent Charting Editor This month… “The kite cards on page 37 make me smile every time I see them!” Hannah Erskine Charting Assistant This month… “Lucie Heaton’s teddy bear tags on page 8 are an absolute must-stitch for me” Contact crazy ☎ 0117 300 8788 Cross Stitch Crazy Immediate Media Company Bristol Ltd, 2nd Floor, Tower House, Fairfax Street, Bristol BS1 3BN Download our app! Take Crazy with you wherever you go! Visit the app store on iTunes, Google Play,…

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over to you…

Joanna Chai Nottingham How would you describe your stitching style? It’s all about finding a small moment of calm in an otherwise hectic day! I get my stitching done in between chasing around two little balls of energy. Which project are you most proud of? An alphabet piece I did for my eldest daughter, who is now four. I taught myself as I went along and my daughter loves it. Who do you most like to stitch for? I like to stitch for family, mainly, as I like to give handmade gifts. I also love to stitch for myself, just because I find it so relaxing! When I’m not stitching, you’ll find me… Playing with my two lovely girls, looking after my pet guinea pigs or spending time indulging in another one of my beloved crafts, like knitting or…

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teddy bear gift tags

GIFT AVAILABLE with print edition of issue 253 only CALL 03330 162 133 TO BUY Whether you’re off to a birthday party, getting ready for a baby shower or just want to surprise someone with a thinking-of-you present, Lucie’s teddy bear pals will make your gift giving go the extra mile! You’ll find everything you need to stitch these cuties inside your kit, plus pre-cut tags and ribbon to help you finish them off. These bears are simple to turn into tags, too – once you’ve finished stitching a design, cut it out with a two-square border all around and lightly fray the edges. Mount the stitch onto one of the pre-cut tags using double-sided tape, then add a length of satin ribbon to complete! Once you’ve made the whole set,…

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in full bloom

The colourful flowers perched inside this rustic blue watering can are so beautiful, they’ve attracted a whole host of butterflies! Intricate backstitch is key to this design, with lines stitched in one, two and three strands to create depth and texture. Take your time to ensure a perfect finish! Stitched in fresh colours that capture the feeling of spring’s new beginnings, this design will keep your thoughts positive and bright all year round! Need to know Stitch Time 38 hours (approx) Stitch Types Whole cross stitch, backstitch, French knots Shopping List… Threads - Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle - Size 24 tapestry needle Fabric - Zweigart 14-count white aida measuring 35x35cm (13¾x13¾in). To buy, visit or call ☎ 0800 013 0150 Extras - Wooden dowel rod measuring 38cm (15in), backing fabric and ribbon of your choice…

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your letters

Star letter You are a winner! Shahna Thwaites Awesome auntie While I was pregnant, I found this kit at my local C&H Fabrics shop. I wanted to have it ready and framed for when my little girl was born. However, at the end of the nine months I had only managed to stitch half of it. That’s when Auntie Janine saved the day! Being a fanatic of anything arty, she finished it for me – and wow, I love it. Thank you isn’t enough, Auntie Janine. Shahna Thwaites, West Sussex Alison says: Your auntie did a great job with this stitch, Shahna! WIN! Each month our Star letter winner receives a fantastic prize! This month’s Star letter winner will receive the pawesomely adorable Well Fed kit from the Vanessa Wells collection. The kit is worth £15 and measures 13.5x13.5cm…