The World of Cross Stitching November 2018

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.

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Immediate Media Company London Limited
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13 Números

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Avery warm welcome to our November issue! I’m so excited to be able to share with you the first of our festive designs – yes, we’re kicking off your Christmas stitching in style, with gorgeous projects both large and small. Get cracking on your cards (p58) and tags (p38) so you’ve got a stash ready for December, and make a start on our stunning stocking (p26), too – who needs gifts under the tree when you’ve got this beauty hanging at the end of your bed? In between all the Christmas excitement, we’ve got some other non-festive treats for you, including an adorable dinosaur birth sampler (p20), just perfect for welcoming a new arrival to the world – I love the colours on this roarsome stitch! And with Remembrance Day on…

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meet some of our designers…

HELZ CUPPLEDITCH Full of fun and sparkle, Helz’s sweet scene of Santa and his reindeer (p10) is just the thing to get you in the mood for Christmas. Put it straight to the top of your list! FIONA BAKER Fiona has created two fab projects for us this month – a stylish tartan ABC on page 38, and some clever ‘Napkin crackers’ (p76) to jazz up Christmas dinner! AMANDA GREGORY If you‘re a nature lover, turn straight to page 26 where you’ll find Amanda’s beautiful robin redbreast stocking – this heirloom project will be a joy to stitch. Your chance to win! See page 83 to enter our competitions & be lucky OVER £1,099 OF PRIZES WILL BE WON!…

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meet our guests

Brianna Boucher is a student from Ontario, Canada What do you love most about cross stitching? I love the moment when you can see your project begin to come together. It makes me really happy and motivates me to continue! What’s your latest project? A large pattern from one of my favourite game franchises. It has over 100,000 stitches. I started it in November of 2016 and I’m not even halfway through! Your fave recent WOXS design? Garden Fairy by Durene Jones from issue 267. It’s quite detailed but only one colour so you can choose the colour you want it to be! Any stitching buddies? I recently started live streaming my cross stitching so anyone who joins in the chat becomes my buddy. Your cross stitch heaven? A room with unlimited supplies and the ability to stitch very quickly! Kate…

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furry tales

STITCH COUNT 40 high x 31 wide DESIGN AREA 14 HPI (28-count evenweave) – 7.5x5.5cm (2¾x2¼in) This design was stitched using DMC stranded cotton Celebrate Thanksgiving on 22 November with this super-cute Pilgrim stitch. This unique design will make a perfect card or wall-hanging for any American friends or family you might have. Missed a chart? ISSUE 272 Monty is dressed in his vampire costume, ready to go trick or treating! ISSUE 271 Make a special ‘get well’ card to show a loved one just how much you care. ISSUE 270 Monty Mouse is ready for summer, cooking up a storm on the barbecue. For back issues, call 03330 162 137…

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winter wonderland

Helz Cuppleditch knows just how to kindle a delightfully warm and fuzzy festive feeling! Somewhere deep in the forest, she’s spotted Santa and his reindeer busily getting the presents ready for all the girls and boys – and hopefully us grown-ups, too – beneath a beautiful snowy sky. Brought to life in Christmassy colours, this sweet scene is a must-stitch as the evenings draw in To ensure a crisp and even covering of snow on the black aida, the cross stitch has been worked in three strands of thread rather than two, while the backstitch is worked in both one and two strands. It’s quite densely stitched with lots of detail, so make sure you leave plenty of time to complete it if giving it as a gift. Finished off with a…

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your letters

Star Letter SANTA’S TREATS I thought I would share with you my husband’s finished cross stitch. It took him two years in all to complete. The chart came from Heaven and Earth Designs which my husband converted to 14-count aida. I’m so proud of him. Jill Cowie, via email Hannah: Wow, what an impressive piece of stitching! Your husband must be very proud after two years of hard work – including converting the chart to 14-count aida before he even picked up his needle. Sounds like he deserves to put his feet up and enjoy some milk and cookies himself now! So what has he got planned for his next stitching project…? A dream come true It’s always a pleasure finding a design that perfectly suits what I am looking for. This is a card I made…