Ultimate Cross Stitch Flowers

Ultimate Cross Stitch Flowers

This must-have selection features over 200 fabulous floral charts to ensure your cross stitch flowers collection is complete! With 247 charts inside you’ll find gorgeous cards to stitch plus beautiful and inspiring designs to stitch as gifts for friends and family. Decorate your home with summer poppies, magnolias, spring blooms and more in this must-stitch collection. Inside this issue: • Don’t miss out on popular designer Margaret Sherry’s fun animals with flowers cards • Make magnolias card and gift for Mother’s Day • Stitch a set of Tiffany windows cards filled with bright florals and butterflies • Choose from 41 floral cards including orchids in vases, sweet sentiments and cute animals • Create our stunning summer poppies cushion for your home – start stitching today!

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
USD 12.37

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Flowers have a timeless and enduring appeal, and what better way to celebrate these glories of nature than to recreate beautiful blooms in cross stitch. Displayed on gifts and stitched as cards, pictures and items for our homes, there’s nothing quite as special as florals. Come and stroll through the beautiful vistas inside this issue; walk under the scented arbours and through the gardens with their vibrant borders, stopping only to arrange a beautiful display in a vase for the windowsill. We all love to give and receive flowers, they fit almost any occasion and there’s no better way to tell someone you’re thinking of them than to stitch them a beautiful flowers card. From the simple tulip and papery blossom to the ornate lily, all our favourites are here. We get…

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artist’s sketchbook

Intended to reflect a designer’s sketchbook, these country blooms have the style of pencil drawings and watercolours painted in a sketchbook. Designed by Amanda, she says this picture closely resembles her own sketchbook, which is always close at hand in summer, a time when she is at her most creative. Three di_erent kinds of roses are captured in stitches, as well as beautiful foxgloves and daisies for extra interest. With lots of delicate detail to retain your interest, this will be a therapeutic stitch as you while away the evenings immersed in your design and reflecting on the beauty of our countryside. You will need Threads: Stranded cotton, as listed in the key Needle: Size 26 tapestry needle Fabric: 28-count white evenweave, measuring 53x41cm (21x16in) Extras: Canvas, measuring 33x25cm (13x10in) Stitching Factbox Stitching time: Approx 60 hours Type…

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botanical beauties

Make a luxury greetings card Stitching Factbox Stitching time: Approx 12-15 hours per design Type of stitches: Cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch Level: Advanced beginner/intermediate The study of flora and fauna has produced some of the most stunning illustrations we’ve seen and for hundreds of years, artists have been painting and sketching perfect replicas of nature’s splendour. So, what better way to carry on this tradition than recreating a botanical study in stitches? Amanda has captured the detail and delight of some of our favourite blooms in this charming set of postcard-style charts. Plus the garden insects and shabby chic style ephemera – like the pocket watch and postmarks – are a fun touch. Use a gorgeous colour palette to create the vintage feel, as each card is densely stitched in whole stitches, fractionals and backstitch. You…

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folk art

Stitching Factbox Stitching time: Approx 30 hours for the set Type of stitches: Cross stitch, backstitch Level: Beginner Teatime is the most important part of the day. Even if you drink tea all day long, it’s great when a friend pops over unexpectedly and you can take a break from whatever you’re doing to sit down and enjoy a natter over a proper pot for two. A nice tea cosy really adds to the sense of occasion, and folk art design makes a really vibrant look for your tea set. The tea cosy is symmetrical in its design, but not symmetrical in colour, it’s good to mix things up! The entire tea set is abstract in style, with bright, vibrant colours and folk art hearts, flowers and birds too. The motifs are really striking. You…

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sweet dreams

The story of the dreamcatcher begins with the ancient legend of a tribe who believed that these magical webs, woven onto willow hoops, would filter out bad dreams and allow only good thoughts to enter our minds while we sleep. What better way to weave one of these enchanted talisman than with a needle and thread? Our design is worked on 28-count antique white evenweave to give it a delightfully delicate finish, and to make all those little fractionals a breeze! In soft pastel shades, this pretty hanging is a lovely addition to any bedroom – simple to finish with a no-sew backing of iron-on interfacing so it fits in with any style, making it perfect for young and old. Stitching Factbox Stitching time: Approx 30 hours Type of stitches: Cross stitch, fractionals,…

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summer poppies

Stitching Factbox Stitching time: Approx 50 hours Type of stitches: Cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch, French knots Level: Intermediate Poppies are a welcome reminder of summer and their scarlet papery leaves and intense dotty centres are easy to spot in the long meadow grass. This flower makes a wonderful subject for cross stitch, as Carol’s cushion demonstrates. The flowers are so eye-catching, with their vivid red petals set atop elegant stems, especially against a summer sky-blue background as provided by the evenweave fabric. Carol’s design is densely stitched and uses lots of fractionals to give the flowers a realistic shape, so the first part of your stitching will be quite timeconsuming. However, the backstitch is minimal, so will be finished in a ji_y. Your completed cushion will look at home in any room, and bring…