The World of Cross Stitching

The World of Cross Stitching January 2021

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.

Les mer
United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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2 min
faby’s masterclass

This series has been designed especially for those of you who are keen to learn new stitches and treat yourself to a fun monthly challenge. The designs will cover a variety of styles and themes each issue, and every pattern is small enough that it can be stitched over a weekend or in between larger projects. My patterns are simple to follow, and I’ll give you clear step-by-step tutorials for any special stitches. I do recommend practising the new stitches on a piece of scrap fabric before you start your main design. Tied oblong stitch is a clever variation on a standard cross stitch – it’s just elongated and has a little backstitch across the centre to add texture and clever detail to your work. Winter Window key • Cross stitch in…

2 min
christmas kisses

Add a touch of magic to your home this year with an elfin Christmas fairy. Perched on a holly branch and surrounded by shiny red berries and glossy green leaves of the winter season, our charming fairy has a sprig of mistletoe at the ready for those wanting to steal a kiss. Worked in dreamy coral, cream, yellow and pinks, the elegant shading of the fairy’s frock gives a floaty feeling, while the pale yellow gossamer wings waft behind her. Ginger locks crowned with a holly garland offset this sprite’s pale pink dress and ballet shoes. Gentle shading in calming thread colours contrast with holly leaves made sharp with backstitch, while French knots bring shine to the red berries. Stitchers with experience will find this a bewitching project – just make…

4 min
heart of the home

Team Leader Roberto Chillocci looks forward to his night shift at Sherwood Grange Care Home in Kingston-upon-Thames. There, he enjoys caring for and talking to residents after their busy days at the care home’s hair salon and café – there’s even a cinema. “Before Covid we’d go with residents to the theatre, to museums and to concerts. It’s a very active and creative place to be.” Sherwood Grange is a home that’s always keen to encourage any hobbies the staff has and to celebrate their success. And, because of Roberto, cross stitch has become the heart of the home. Since he took up stitching and started taking his projects into work, Roberto has found that talking about cross stitch not only inspires residents to remember their own stitching, but also brings…

1 min
next month in the world of cross stitching

PLUS MUCH MORE • Susan Bates has created a pretty steampunk clock• Little ones will adore our princess-themed alphabet• Our transport Design Library is perfect for many occasions• Your cross stitching queries answered by our experts• Your stories, inspiration & letters… plus much more THE JOY OF KINDNESS CHART BOOK Create cards, gifts and home décor filled with joy and positivity to give a little boost to those who need it. Our chart book features 60 charts from Emma Congdon, Lesley Teare, Diane Machin and Durene Jones. TO SUBSCRIBE 03330 162 147 CAN’T WAIT FOR NEXT ISSUE?…

3 min
enter to win!

PRIZES WORTH £269 Back to black We’re always up for trying something different, and this stylish stitch from RIOLIS is tempting us away from our current projects. ‘Mysterious Rose’ is an elegant blackwork design with a splash of colour in the form of a single red rose. Perfect for intermediate stitchers ready to master a new skill, this striking piece measures 21x30cm (8¼x11¾in). The kit (RRP £17.99) contains 14-count Zweigart white aida, Anchor stranded cotton threads, a needle, clear chart and instructions. We have 15 of them to give away to competition winners, courtesy of our friends at SoloCrafts*. TO ENTER Visit our website PRIZES WORTH £250 Winter wonders Creative Poppy Patterns* is one of our go-to websites for inspiration, quick chart downloads and stitchy accessories. Hmm, which wintry designs shall we choose? Will it…

2 min
take a break!

Solve the clues then rearrange the letters in the shaded squares to spell a spring flower (6) ACROSS 1 Area set aside for dancing (8) 5 Apiece (4) 7 Small bread fragments (6) 8 Sixth planet from the sun (6) 9 Flashing light on a vehicle used as a turning signal (9) 11 Minimum (5) 12 Female sheep (3) 14 Type of car (5) 15 Willingness to comply with rules (9) 18 Battered prawns dish (6) 19 Breakfast food (6) 20 Finishes (4) 21 Decorative paper used to cover presents (8) DOWN 1 Pedalled form of transport (7) 2 So ridiculous as to be amusing (9) 3 Burrowing animal (6) 4 Huge (7) 5 Additional (5) 6 Goods carried on a ship or aircraft (5) 10 Soft toy (5,4) 12 Period between day and night (7) 13 Completely surround (7) 14 Choose (6) 16 Cured meat (5) 17 US coins (5) Fill the grid so each row, column…