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CrossStitcher December 2020

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
€ 4,61(Incl. btw)
€ 27,70(Incl. btw)
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makes of the month

EXCLUSIVE READER KITS! You can send off for a handy kit containing all the materials you need to make these projects. Simply visit craftmag.co/crossstitcherkits to order your kit today! Download your ready to print gift box from www.willowfabrics.com Designed by: Susan Penny Stitch count: 55 high x 32 wide Design size: 10x6cm (4x2¼in) Stitch time: 5 hours This design was stitched on 14 count aida fabric. Turn over to complete your mini festive sampler! Make an… angel gift box Step 1 TAKE a 15x7cm (6x2¾in) piece of 14 count white aida and complete the angel design in its centre. Step 2 USE two strands of blue stranded cotton to make a bow on the heart wreath. Step 3 PRINT the cardboard angel (see tip) and using a craft knife or scissors, cut out the box shape along the cut lines. With the printed side of…

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exclusive festive stitch-a-long!

Make a… mini sampler Step 1 NOTE that part 3 of this design needs to be stitched under part 1 and to the left of part 2, so that the outer border on the left-hand side and bottom match up. Step 2 USE two strands for the cross stitch, one for the backstitch, and one for the French knots. Use the same beads you used for part 1 of the SAL to stitch onto the present. Step 3 FOLD over the unstitched side edges of the stitching, leaving two or three blank aida squares around the design, then carefully catch stitch to the back. Fold over the top and bottom edges in the same way as the sides, stitch in place but leave a channel for adding a long wooden coffee stirrer or stick at the…

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next month

FREE FOLK-ART 2021 CALENDAR! We are delighted to present our calendar for 2021! This sweet folk-art style calendar, designed by Cheryl McKinnon comes with your digital issue so you can print it out. ISSUE 365 JANUARY 2021 On Sale 1 December CrossStitcher EXACT EDITIONS We’re excited to announce that CrossStitcher Exact Editions has arrived! This special service means we can offer over five years of back issues containing hundreds of patterns and top tips from experts in our CrossStitcher digital library. The library, plus new issues, is fully searchable and accessible for just £9.99 a quarter. See page 20 for more details!…

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AT WHAT POINT DO you declare it Christmas? If you are anything like us, it is probably not when the supermarkets start selling crackers or rolls of wrapping paper. Stitchers are different – even in mid-summer we’ve been known to hatch an idea for a gift to stitch, or to start a little set of decorations. With this is mind, putting together a magazine full of festive inspiration is a real high point of our year. We get to make our wish list of what we’d love to stitch! It’s become a bit of a tradition for us to feature a nostalgic Santa Claus design. This time Maria Diaz has done us proud (page 24) with an eager Santa decorating everything, including his reindeer! We feel Christmas is official when we put a…

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out there

Home for Christmas Wanting to give your home a bit of extra festive flair this year? Rico’s new chart book, no.172 Christmas Is In The Air, is packed to bursting with beautiful cross stitch ideas for glittering home accessories. You can whip up both classic and modern designs on items such as napkins, tablecloths and pillows. There are also designs for hoops and Rico’s new triangular frames as well as an Advent calendar. Motifs include mistletoe wreaths, angels and reindeer – this book will have you covered for Christmassy home decor! www.rico-design.com QUICK & CHRISTMASSY NO TIME to stitch for Christmas? We’re sure you can spare a few hours to make up these super-easy mini hoops from the Make Arcade. The Robin and Sprout kits come with a 3in hoop, aida, DMC threads, needle,…

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my craft room: nicola hulks

“I finished my craft room recently and from here I do a whole range of crafts but mainly cross stitch. You’ll see that I have upcycled everything in here, from a vintage 1950s glass cabinet for my sewing supplies, to my sewing desk that I painted myself. My favourite feature is probably my hoop wall where I display all my finished makes. You’ll see some past CrossStitcher magazine makes there plus lots of other designers and some of my own designs.” mindfulstitchingco.weebly.com Drop us a line to crosssstitcher@warnersgroup.co.uk with images of your craft space and a few words about it and our favourites could be featured in a future issue!…