The World of Cross Stitching November 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.

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It’s never too early to start stitching for Christmas, and with that in mind, this issue is packed with festive treats! If you’re looking for a big project to sink your needle into this holiday, check out the grand manor house on page 56 with heaps of luxurious detail and embellishments. We’ve also got plenty of quick-stitch patterns as well as some fun making up ideas. Try Heather Nugent’s clever advent calendar tree as the perfect countdown to Christmas (p84) or join in our new three-part Stitch-A-Long with Fiona Baker’s 3D village made from plastic canvas (p70). In part one of the SAL this month you’ll stitch and make a bungalow, town hall and a toy shop! We show you how to construct your miniature buildings with step-by-step photos so you’ll…

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meet our guests

Be on the panel! ✖ Get a sneak preview ✖ Appear in the magazine ✖ Receive a stitchy gift Vicky Savill lives in Essex Fave WOXS design? I love the Anne Stokes ‘Fantasy Dragon’ from issue 308 (July 2021). What’s your idea of cross stitch heaven? Sitting on the beach – sun, sea and stitch. Tell us about your worst stitching disaster? Once, when I was stitching a penguin design my cat decided to play with it and totally ruined the aida. Who are your stitchy buddies? My fur babies like to sit with me. What do you love most about stitching? The therapy it gives me. It’s so calm and relaxing and it allows me to escape stress. What’s your proudest stitching moment? It has to be when I completed a photo stitch and it was published in Cross Stitch Crazy magazine. Victoria Portelli is a support worker…

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furry tales

Wreath Mouse key STITCH COUNT 40 high x 41 wide DESIGN AREA 14 HPI (28-count evenweave) – 7x7.5cm (2¾x3in) This design was stitched using DMC stranded cotton Festooned with holly and berries for the festive season, we’re loving Monty’s holiday look. He’s all decked out in a big red bow and Santa hat, and with that beaming smile he’s sure to spread joy. Stitch him as a card and wish loved ones a Merry Christmas. Missed a chart? ISSUE 311 Celebrate fright night with Flossie dressed in a scary Halloween costume. ISSUE 310 Monty with his blackboard is perfect for kids to stitch as a thank you to teachers. ISSUE 309 Stitch Lizzie supermouse to say thanks to one of the superhumans in your life. For back issues, call 03330 162 137 or visit…

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your exclusive gift!

Inside your kit… To help you sort your threads, here’s a list of the colours and number of lengths inside your kit: White x3 Brown x6 Red x2 Green x2 Light brown x8 Cream x5 Grey x5 Blue x3 Total: 34 lengths Christmas Mice key MAXIMUM STITCH COUNT 22 high x 16 wide DESIGN AREA 14 HPI (28-count evenweave) – 4x3cm (1½x1¼in) DESIGNED BY Lucie Heaton STITCHED BY Laura Boyter These designs were stitched using stranded cotton from your coverkit Packed with cute detail Fact box ✖ Stitching Time Approx. 2-3 hours each ✖ Type of Stitches Cross stitch, backstitch ✖ Ease of Stitching Beginner TOP TIP These mini motifs are perfect for stitching on the move – put the stash you need in a small purse and it will fit in your handba g…

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snow very merry

Who says snowmen can’t have friends too? This jolly fellow has scooped up his sweet kitten chum for a cuddle and the two look like they’ll be lifelong pals, whatever the season! There’s so much to enjoy about this sentimental scene by Margaret Sherry, from the cosily wrapped up snowman and his bright red nose, to the little ginger kitten with Margaret’s characteristic whiskers on display. Using just a few fractionals alongside whole stitches and backstitch in both one and two strands, this design is accessible for all and provides a fast finish. If you’ve not tried fractionals before, just practise on a piece of scrap fabric before you start – you’ll be a pro in no time! There’s 18 wonderful wintry thread shades to play with and the light blue…

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your letters

Star Letter FURRY TALES FAMILY My mum, Lesley Phelan, is a huge fan of Lucie Heaton’s ‘Furry Tales’ collection. She has been stitching along with countless issues of the magazine and has enjoyed seeing many new projects come to life. She’s recently been ill in hospital and unable to walk but has finally got around to putting some of the mice projects into frames. It would be great if she could be mentioned in your magazine, I know that would make her very happy after going through such a rough time with having to have surgery on her knee. Catherine Giles, via email Hannah F: What a fab set, Lesley! They look great framed like this too. We hope you continue to enjoy adding to the collection and thanks for sharing this with us,…