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CrossStitcher October 2021

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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Warners Group Publications Plc
Frequency:
Monthly
$7.09
$42.62
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min
marks of the month

Designed by: Susan Penny Stitch count: 31 high x 26 wide Design size: 6x5cm (2.x2in) Stitch time: 6 hours This design was stitched on 14 count plastic aida. This project is perfect for using up leftover scraps in your stash. If you have a few threads, some plastic aida, some beads, bells and a small piece of felt, you are good to go! You can order a brooch back from www.willowfabrics.com DOUBLE PROJECT SPECIAL Make a… brooch Step 1 START stitching in the centre of a 9x7cm (3½x2¾in) piece of plastic aida, following the chart. Add red and clear seed beads to the tree in the positions shown on the chart. Step 2 USE sharp scissors to cut around the tree, leaving one blank square of plastic aida around the design. Carefully round off the corners to give…

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1 min
exclusive festive stitch-a-long!

Follow step 1 closely in order to position this first part correctly on the aida, so you leave enough room for parts 2 and 3 to come Make a… Glad Tidings sampler Step 1 START stitching centrally on 24x12.5cm (9.x5in) of 14 count aida fabric, leaving six blank aida squares above the uppermost green cross stitch, to allow for Part 2 (November issue) and Part 3 (December issue) of the design to fit onto your fabric. Step 2 USE two strands for the cross stitch, one for the backstitch. A silver tone bell charm is sewn at the top of the chandelier wire under the holly garland. Keep any leftover thread you may have, ready to be used in parts 2 and 3. Step 3 NOTE that the finished size of your whole sampler will be 19.5x9cm…

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1 min
zweigart made in germany

Autumn shines in all its splendor in the last warm rays of sunshine of the year and the wind whirls colorful leaves through the air. Earthy shades of brown combined with elegant mustard yellow, soft pink and strong rust red reflect this season perfectly in our fabrics. Experience the world of ZWEIGART® premium needlework fabrics with a unique selection of AIDA, evenweave, canvas and linen weaves. Choose your favorite fabrics of this lovely color world at www.zweigart.de/downloads. For stockists contact: Lakeside Needlecraft I lakesideneedlecraft.co.uk Willow Fabrics I www.willowfabrics.com Heritage Crafts I Tel: 01889 575 256 Woolwarehouse I woolwarehouse.co.uk Stitchtastic I www.stitchtastic.com www.zweigart.de…

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1 min
welcome

ANY MINUTE NOW the leaves will start to change colour and there’ll be that slight chill to the mornings. The children are back at school, but it isn’t only them who might think about starting the first page of a new notebook. For some of us it might mean making a dream list of plants for the garden next year, jotting down some ideas for brightening up our homes or even planning some projects for Christmas Of course, we are here to help with all the projects and ideas you need. On the festive front, this issue has two kits to get you started. There’s a Christmas tree brooch you can make as a gift and the start of our new Stitch-A-Long kit. We also have a bonus booklet of Christmas…

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1 min
a must have for your book shelf!

What’s inside… Cross Stitch for the Soul is a collection of beautifully-designed motivational and inspirational quotes rendered in easy cross-stitching techniques that will raise the spirits, both during the making process and beyond, as treasured pictures on the wall. Designed by leading cross stitch designer Emma Congdon, aka Stitchrovia, whose modern styling appeals to crafters of all ages and abilities, these inspiring quotes will provide comfort, motivation and an all-round positive spin on life, reminding us that we are brave, strong and have the power to make our own futures one stitch at a time! Information Author(s): Emma Congdon Publisher: David & Charles Format: Paperback Pages: 112 ISBN-13: 9781446308080 Available from: bit.ly/hacshop…

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3 min
outthere

Stitch some serenity Do you love to stitch to help keep your mind calm and rested? If so, then DMC’s new Mindful Making cross stitch kits are for you! Part of their wider offering of Mindful Making craft kits, they include simple, beginner-friendly instructions, supported by easy-to-follow video tutorials, to ‘smooth the journey from making your first stitches to the calm you’ll discover when you stitch, breathe and repeat.’ Unwind with the following designs; The Peaceful Flowers, The Tranquil Rose, The Serene Leaves, The Meditative, The Woodland Glade and The Meadow Flowers. For details of your local stockist visit www.dmc.com. MY CRAFT ROOM: BECKY LANE We get to see a glimpse of a designer’s own craft space… “I’m very lucky to have a whole room which I can work in and I like to…

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