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The World of Cross Stitching

March 2019

Every issue is packed with the very best cross stitch designs, expert advice and in depth technical features, as well as product news, reader letters and stories, competitions and giveaways.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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13 Issues


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This issue is a real celebration of spring! The lighter evenings will give us more time for stitching, and we’ve got lots of new projects for you to enjoy.Top of my ‘To Stitch’ list is the stunning leaping hares design by Fiona Baker (p70). Featuring lazy daisy embroidery and sequin embellishments, this is a great project for trying your hand at new stitches and techniques. We’ve made ours into a bolster cushion and we include the simple steps for making your own, but this design would look fab in a wooden frame, too.Bring a flavour of the brighter spring weather into your home with Jenny van de Wiele’s pretty bulb sampler (p38), Durene Jones’ sweet birdhouse design (p20) or Maria Diaz’s allotment alphabet set on page 79.Keep track of important…

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meet some of our designers…

AMANDA BUTLERTake time out to stitch Amanda’s picturesque landscape, complete with classic car (p84). This large and detailed design will certainly keep you busy in 2019.JENNY VAN DE WIELEUse needle and thread to bring Jenny’s springtime flowers into bloom (p38) – they’re sure to cheer up your stitching hours and then your home!DURENE JONESEnjoy stitching three fab designs from Durene this month – the pretty birdhouse project (p20), Pet of the Month (p26) and the perpetual calendar (p56). ■…

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meet our guests

Gift worth £33!Tamara Bowen is a virtual executive assistant from Maryland, USAFave thing about stitching?I love the ability to create a work of art from needle and thread. I mostly keep the pattern the same but enjoy taking ‘creative artistic license’ and change colours to make it my own.What do your family and friends think of your hobby?Stitching, or doing crafts in general, is a commonality within my family and friends. If someone isn’t a stitcher, they usually strongly hint about something they would love to have stitched for their home.Fave recent WOXS design?I’m gathering supplies to stitch ‘A Star is Born’ by Lesley Teare (issue 275). Planning to use the new DMC sparkly threads and give a few as gifts.Memorable stitching moment?My 7-year-old grandson surprised me with an embroidery piece…

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your exclusive gift!

Inside your kit…To help you sort your threads, here is a list of the threads in your kit:Red x2Dark coral x2Coral x2Dark pink x1Pink x2Light pink x1Sand x1Very light pink x1Light green x1Grey x1Green x1Total: 15 lengthsBirdhouse keyThis design was stitched using stranded cotton from your coverkitStitch in no timeFactbox⨯ Stitching Time Approx. 3 hours⨯ Type of Stitches Cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch, French knots⨯ Ease of Stitching Advanced beginner ■…

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furry tales

Dandelion Mouse keyThis design was stitched using DMC stranded cottonLizzie Mouse is all ready for spring in her sunny yellow dress. Here she is playing a favourite childhood game of blowing the fluffy seeds of the dandelion, making them appear like downy, white parachutes in the sky. Spread joy to a friend with this lovely stitch!Missed a chart?ISSUE 277Monty Mouse in his sweet red jumper will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside!ISSUE 276Lizzie’s ready to help make your New Year go off with a bang!ISSUE 275Surprise a special someone with Monty and his spotty gift!For back issues, call ☎ 03330 162 137 or visit http://bit.ly/1NwX3Rv ■…

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fabulous and fierce

The most wondrous of all mythical creatures is, no doubt, the unicorn. A symbol of purity and grace, this legendary being has an alluring air of mystery and beauty. The whimsical horse’s pure white coat, flowing golden mane and spiraling horn are simply awe-inspiring.Shannon has captured the proud and majestic spirit of the unicorn in this design with an assortment of whole stitch, fractionals, half stitch, backstitch, French knots and plenty of seed bead embellishments (turn to page 14 to learn how to add seed beads to your stitching) – there are a variety of techniques here that’ll challenge you and keep you engaged. In addition to this, metallic thread is used to great effect to highlight the magical aura.Framed by pretty pink and dark purple florals, this feminine yet…