CrossStitcher Summer 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.

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WE ARE ALL dreaming of the things we may have taken for granted in the past. We are close to being able to do so many things once more – we just have to sit tight for a little longer. We can look forward to the important things by putting our dreams into stitches. As summer is coming, so many of us would love to travel. We picked the iconic island of Santorini as a dream destination and asked designer Emma Congdon to picture it for us. Start stitching on page 32 and feel the warmth. Closer to home, we all love exploring gardens and many have already opened their doors (or should that be gates?). Inspired by this feeling of discovery, we asked Susan Bates to recreate the famous ‘Secret Garden’…

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out there

Stay in line Anette Eriksson has embraced The Minimal Line Art Trend with her new needlepoint kits worked in half cross stitch on hessian. If you’d like to ‘go large’ with your stitching, these designs would be worthy of any gallery, so will give your home a cool contemporary art vibe in an instant. They come in a choice of eight colours, so you can go for vibrant, bold shades if you prefer. Each kit contains your choice of fabric, your choice of yarn, black and white chart and instructions. Perfect for giving your decor a summer makeover! MY CRAFtROOM: HANNAH BASS We get to see a glimpse of a designer’s own craft space… “As my business has grown, my craft storage has spread into every room. I have learnt to embrace all it’s…

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5 reasons to never miss an issue! cross stitcher

And here's 5 more great reasons! 1 No minimum term – cancel at anytime 2 Choose the option that’s right for you – digital or print 3 Free delivery to your door or your device 4 Savings on the shop price 5 Get every issue before it hits the shop ‘IT’S THE ONLY CROSS STITCHING MAGAZINE YOU’LL EVER NEED!’ Go to to find the best option for you or call 01778 392080…

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coastal comfort

Max. stitch count: 42 high x 42 wide Max. design size: 18x18cm (7x7in) Stitch time: 6 hours each These designs were stitched on 6 count Binca. Make a… seashell cushion Step 1 STITCH your chosen shell in the centre of your 6 count Binca, in the same way as aida, using all six strands of stranded cotton. Take care not to trail your thread behind the fabric or your stitches may show through. Step 2 CHECK the edges of the fabric carefully to see if they are straight. If uneven, you will need to cut the fabric so that you have a complete fabric square on each edge. Fray the outer edges by peeling away one square of Binca on all four edges of the fabric. Step 3 PLACE the stitched Binca and the backing fabric together, with right side…

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needles & nations

Pro Tip Top designers share their favourite stitching tips “Protect your projects on the move” “Going on a trip? Take your projects with you! A resealable plastic sleeve is ideal for keeping your materials organised, safe, and clean. If you’re travelling by car, a flat, thin plastic container is also great as it fits into the side door pockets!” FIRST PAST THE POST! Sally Moulding was the first to send us a pic of her free honey bee card from issue 370 – she wins a selection of DMC stranded cotton skeins in 20 colours of her choice from Willow Fabrics. The first person to stitch and send us a pic of their finished summer meadow purse from this issue to will also win this great prize! I have so many projects that just sit…

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the secret garden

PROJECT PACK If you would like to stitch The Secret Garden, we have a materials pack with everything you need to get you stitching right away, and have it delivered straight to your door! Your materials pack contains: • Sampedro 14 count aida in Cream • Skeins of DMC stranded cotton • Two gold-plated tapestry needles; size 24 and size 26 How to order: Fill in the form on page 17 or go to to order your project pack at the CrossStitcher reader price of £37, plus P&P. With so many green and beige stranded cotton shades in this design, it will pay to thread up several needles of them before you start stitching! Materials • Sampedro Cream 14 count aida; 60x50cm (23½x19½in) • Stranded cotton as listed in the key • Size 24 tapestry needle…