CrossStitcher January 2021

CrossStitcher is the UK’s best-selling crafts magazine. Each issue is packed with inspirational cross stitch designs and exciting new ideas that will help you make the most of this wonderfully relaxing and rewarding hobby. Please note: This digital version of the magazine does not currently include the covermount items or content you would find on printed newsstand copies.

United Kingdom
Warners Group Publications Plc
USD 4.99
USD 29.99
13 Números

en este número

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your cross stitcher free gift

Designed by: Cheryl McKinnon Stitch count: 38 high x 28 wide Design size: 7x5cm (2¾x2in) Stitch time: 6 hours (each) EXCLUSIVE CALENDARS! You can send o_ for a ready to use calendar, complete with a card stand to display it on your desk. Simply visit to order your calendar today! Turn to page 85 to find your free 2021 calendar! Using… your calendar WELCOME TO A NEW YEAR OF STITCHING! For 2021 our free gift features twelve different folk-art designs, one for each month of the year. Here we are giving you the stitch details for the designs, worked on 14 count aida, and a copy of the January chart and key. If you would like to stitch the designs as a sampler, you can send for our project pack which includes a layout guide and a chart…

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AT THE TIME OF writing, we are not permitted to invite others into our houses in England, and this has made us reflect on how important our home surroundings are. The winter months often feel like we are nesting with lots of cosy cushions and throws on the sofa, and this year will make us even more aware of the need to make our homes feel special. We also need Christmas and New Year to be that extra bit more sparkly and magical (I hate to think how many decorations we own to cover our three trees!) and once the festive decorations are away, it would be lovely to fill those gaps with hand-stitched treats. It may not snow where you are but the appeal of a winter walk is pretty universal.…

4 min.
out there

Star attraction Stitch your star sign on this starry coin purse (bottom right), or choose from an envelope pouch, clutch bag and notebook. Whether you’re stitching for yourself or stitching and then giving as a personal present, each item is covered in a network of holes to stitch through with the chosen sign. They come with a rocket shaped spool containing the gold thread to stitch with, needle and full instructions. Many of the items lie flat for stitching to keep it easy for you to complete before assembling them together. These super-easy makes are great for even beginner stitchers! MY CRAFT ROOM: MEGAN CAINES We get to see a glimpse of a designer’s own craft space… “On my desk, I have my Surface Pro laptop, which I absolutely could not live without…

2 min.
stitching with jess

Hullo! Welcome to a brand spanking new year! With all that happened last year, it feels nice to have a shiny new start ahead of us. Now, I don’t know about you, but I feel like this year should be a year of adventure! When I say adventure, I don’t mean you have to strap on your boots and literally take to the oceans in search for unknown lands and buried treasure (although, I am absolutely all for you doing that!). We can be adventurous just by getting out of our comfort zones in little ways – taking a new and challenging hiking trail, trying a new style of cuisine, stitching on different count aida – just looking for the thrill of the unfamiliar! A lot of things had to change last…

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crafty bookshelf

RSN ESSENTIAL STITCH GUIDES: WHITEWORK LIZZY LANSBERRY [Search Press] This is a new, larger format edition of the Royal School of Needlework’s essential guide to whitework. You have all you need here to get to grips with whitework – from the materials and equipment, to how to design your own whitework embroidery, plus framing, positioning and transferring your design. Each stitch is demonstrated using step-by-step photography and instructions. You get an intro to the RSN and a brief history of whitework, too! WEEKEND MAKES: PUNCH NEEDLE SARA MOORE [GMC Publications] Punch needle is still a new trend in the needlecraft world, and this book allows you to create modern abstract design projects in just a weekend! There are no less than 25 super-easy and quick designs for you to try your hand at,…

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free christmas gift tag*

…JUST PAY £1.90 POSTAGE Make your gifts look amazing this Christmas with a lovely handmade tag. These pre-punched stitchable tags are quick to stitch, and will give even the simplest wrapping that hand-finished look. You will receive a Kraft tag, a skein of stranded cotton in a colour chosen at random, a gold sequin, a size 24 tapestry needle and a chart to complete the tree. This offer closes 29 December 2020. OFFER EXTENDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND! ★ Tags are perfect for giving presents that hand-finished look ★ Quick to stitch for last-minute gifts ★ Made of quality Kraft card ★; A small 15x20 design area for easy finishing If you would like to buy more Kraft tags then our handy 10 pack plus baker’s twine (twine colours may vary) is just £3.60. Kraft Tags & Twine…