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Cross Stitch Crazy May 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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Immediate Media Company London Limited
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… to the May issue of Crazy! We’ve had travel on the brain this month, so we wanted to bring you stitchy inspiration from around the world. First, let’s take a trip under the sea to visit our adorable mermaid cover stars, designed by Belle & Boo. Then, we’re stopping off to visit Amsterdam, Morocco and Japan – in stitches, of course – so be sure to take the holiday set on page 50 with you. It includes a passport cover, a luggage tag and a postcard! While we’re away, we’ll pretend we’re stitchy secret agents, thanks to the super fun spy kit for kids on page 64. And of course, we won’t be able to resist posting a few cards back home – turn to page 37 to stitch…

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meet the team

Katie Kegie Art Editor This month… “I’ve already started the sweet mouse cards on page 8 – I couldn’t wait!” Lou Smith Production Editor This month… “I’m just so in love with the pretty Amsterdam hoops on page 42” Emily Godwin Designer This month… “I’m planning on using the Japanese alphabet on page 57 to make a purse” Fiona Baker Technical Editor This month… “The sparkly heart tree on page 28 fills me with joy every time I see it!” Heather Nugent Charting Editor This month… “I had so much fun creating the chart for Angelina Jolie’s stitchy portrait on page 19” Hannah Erskine Charting Assistant This month… “Emma Congdon’s Moroccan gift ideas on page 20 are so colourful” Contact crazy www.facebook.com/crossstitchcrazy www.twitter.com/crazy_magazine www.cross-stitching.com ☎ 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, Amazon…

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over to you…

Louise Rousell Hampshire Which project are you most proud of? My mum’s recent Christmas present – it was Ducks and Daffs from Bothy Threads’ Wrendale range. It now hangs in her kitchen for everyone who comes around to see and admire! Who do you most like to stitch for? I love to stitch for my mum. She appreciates the time and effort that goes into every stitch. How cross stitch crazy are you? I’m far too cross stitch crazy. I have too many kits but still can’t resist picking up new ones, especially if I can get them for a bargain. Who is your favourite character to stitch? I love to stitch anything and everything Disney! I’m lucky enough to have a few of the Disney Dreams and original Disney Designer Stitches kits. I’m very slowly working my…

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your gift! 2-in-1 spring mice card kit

As the flowers of May start to bloom, you just might find this adorable pair frolicking among the flowers at the bottom of your garden! Whether they’re taking a nap in a handkerchief hammock or climbing flower stems to get a better look at butterflies, these mice are making the most of their balmy spring afternoons. Take a page from their book and enjoy a relaxing warm-weather stitching session as you capture these charming scenes using whole stitches, fractionals and dainty French knots, as well as lots of backstitch for detail. You’ll find everything you need to stitch these cuties inside your kit, plus two floral aperture cards and envelopes – post your finishes to a friend to brighten up their day! These cheerful mice are sure to delight adults…

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ocean dreams

Bring a magical underwater world to life with this trio of fantastical friends! Stitched on enchanting hand-dyed aida, created especially for this project by Sew It All, this design is a lovely stitchy challenge. You’ll use whole and half stitches to make the majority of the project, with a few fractionals to create smooth edges and backstitch outlines in one, two and three strands to give the stitch a hand-drawn effect. Add in some French knots for texture, and you’ll have a wonderful finish fit for your own favourite little mermaid! To discover more from the world of Belle & Boo, visit www.belleandboo.com Need to know Stitch Time 50-55 hours (approx) Stitch Types Whole cross stitch, fractionals, half cross stitch, backstitch, French knots ShoppingList… Threads - Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle - Size…

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your letters

Star letter You are a winner! P Steel Finally finished Hello, Crazy team! I just had to send you a photo of my latest finished project. I did this for my partner, who was over the moon with it. I started it on 5th June 2016 and finished it on 6th November 2018. Not bad for an 85-year-old! This project helped me get through losing my oldest son to cancer. P Steel, Somerset Alison says: What an intricate and striking piece. The whole Crazy team wishes you and your family the best, and I’m pleased that stitching this project was such a comfort to you. We hope that you’ll share more of your work with us in the future! Card convert I wanted to share with you the first card I ever made! I used to stitch…