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Cross Stitch Crazy October 2018

Busting with fun, Cross Stitch Crazy is the magazine for stitchers who just can’t get enough! In each issue, we promise to deliver easy to follow and quick to stitch designs from your favourite designers.

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… to the October issue of Crazy! We have an amazing 127 charts for you to discover this month, including a few projects inspired by mystery and magic! Step into the enchanting world of Margaret Tarrant with our exclusive fairy design on page 10, or celebrate Halloween with our fantastic Mexican-style Day of the Dead hoops over on page 28. If you’re looking for a quick and pretty gift for a friend, try our mini zodiac necklaces on page 52 – or turn to page 20 for a charming collection of British bird motifs by Susan Bates. Plus, enjoy the beauty of nature on page 42 with Emma Congdon’s ethereal Northern Lights scene, and again in a set of vibrant autumn tree cards on page 74. Then flip to page…

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meet the team

Stacey Black Art Editor This month… “I’m getting ahead for Christmas with the cute penguin on page 8!” Alison Maney Production Editor This month… “I really can’t wait to stitch the Day of the Dead hoops from page 28” Leela Roy Deputy Art Editor This month… “I love Margaret Tarrant’s illustrations, so it’s the fairies on page 10 for me” Fiona Baker Technical Editor This month… “The sweet and simple Halloween characters on page 47 are so cute!” Heather Nugent Charting Editor This month… “I adore the sewing-themed alphabet and number set by Lucie Heaton on page 37” Hannah Erskine Charting Assistant This month… “I quite fancy the zodiac necklaces on page 52 – perfect little gifts” Contact crazy www.facebook.com/crossstitchcrazy www.twitter.com/crazy_magazine www.cross-stitching.com ☎ 0117 300 8786 Cross Stitch Crazy Immediate Media Company Bristol Ltd, 2nd Floor, Tower House, Fairfax Street, Bristol BS1 3BN Download our app! NEVER MISS AN ISSUE! Take Crazy with you wherever you go! Visit the app store on iTunes, Google Play,…

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over to you…

Carmel Breffit Sheffield Which project are you most proud of? It’s hard to pick one favourite! I love stitching a wide range of projects. I like kits and charts from places like Gecko Rouge and fab hand-dyed fabrics and threads. Who do you most like to stitch for? I love to make gifts from my stitching, mainly. I like to see my pieces being appreciated by others. Which occasion gets your needle twitching? For me, I love stitching for birthdays. When I’m not stitching, you’ll find me… Crafting, especially papercutting. Or, I’m crazily running around being a mum! Who taught you to stitch? I taught myself with cross stitch kits! I’ve been stitching a good few years now. Kirie-lea Cussen Tamworth How would you describe your stitching style? I would say relaxed. How cross stitch crazy are you? Super crazy. I have supplies all over the house!…

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festive penguin aperture card kit

As many stitchers know, it can be helpful to make an early start on your many holiday cards – that’s why we’re introducing you to this adorable ice-skating penguin by Helz Cuppleditch. All ready for winter with his multi-patterned scarf and classic ice skates, he’s about to get up to all sorts of tricks as he slides around on the ice. It’s just the card to send to a fun-loving friend once the holidays roll around! Though he’s only little, this penguin will require a range of stitchy skills, from whole stitches to intricate backstitch, fractionals and French knots. What a great way to practise new stitching techniques! So save this card for Christmas – or give it away for a friend or relative’s winter birthday – and let this cold-weather cutie…

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little friends

As you stroll through the countryside, you happen upon a most unusual sight – a delicate lady’s slipper fairy sits on a nearby rock, surrounded by her signature orchids and chatting to a little brownie who’s come to visit. Beside her, she has a new pair of handmade slippers – a surprise gift for her favourite friend! Join in on the fun when you stitch Margaret Tarrant’s classic Lady’s Slipper Fairy, created in 1933. Watch these two come to life in just whole stitches and backstitch – and maybe give your finish to a close friend of your own! Lady’s slipper fairy Stitch count 150 (h) x 124 (w) Design area on 14-count fabric 27x22.5cm (10¾x8¾in) Stitched by Laura Boyter Need to know Stitch Time 28 hours (approx) Stitch Types Whole cross stitch, backstitch Shopping List… Threads - Stranded…

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your letters

You are a winner! Rebecca Davies Star letter Sew unique My WhichCraft group, AKA my crafting club, and I decided to try stitching on something other than aida. It certainly was challenging stitching these cherries on a sieve, but it was worth it! The biggest challenge was counting the holes, as each stitch needed to go over several holes to make the cross stitch shape more apparent, and the wire could be hard to see. I was so pleased with the result, though, that I do have plans to do another larger project like this one using a free succulent pattern from the DMC website. Great job with the magazine, by the way – my WhichCraft members and I enjoy it! Rebecca Davies, Australia Rachel says: What a special project, Rebecca! It looks fantastic, and…