The World of Cross Stitching

The World of Cross Stitching

September 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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2 min
meet our guests

Be on the panel! × Get a sneak preview× Appear in the magazine× Receive a stitchy gift Roxy Opas is a global mobility manager from Dorset What is your idea of cross stitch heaven? I would have to be sat by a roaring fire with my stitching and a mug of coffee on a winter’s afternoon – it makes me feel cosy just thinking about it. Tell us about your favourite stitchy project? I really love all of my Wrendale projects by Bothy Threads, so it’s really difficult to pick just one but if I have to it would be ‘The Diet Starts Tomorrow’. I frame all of my projects and rotate them throughout the year. Recent fave WOXS design? I love the Wallace and Gromit design in issue 307 (June 2021), it reminds me of my childhood and…

3 min
best of friends

Mischievous pair Ed Hedgehog and Tom Mouse are all set for some adventures, and don’t they just look as happy as can be in this scene. What have they been up to today, do you reckon? The look of delight on both their faces speaks volumes and even the little ladybird looks keen to join in the fun. Presented in a poster-style finish, these best pals make for an easy stitch using blocks of solid colour and a simple backstitch outline, meaning you won’t need to worry about changing thread colour too often and can really sink your teeth into this rewarding project. You’ll find just a few fractionals to help create extra precise details such as eyes or the ladybird. Display on a stretched canvas like us, or mount in…

2 min
technique focus

KNOW-HOW Try new fabrics Q I’m going to be starting a project for a friend’s wedding and I think linen would look nicer than aida, however I’ve never used it before. Do you have any tips on working with Murano linen? Amy Scott, via Facebook A Fiona: A wedding sampler will look extra beautiful on a lovely piece of linen fabric. Stitching on linen or other types of evenweave is easier than it looks – just remember to work each stitch over two strands of the fabric instead of one, as this will create a same size stitch as on equivalent aida. For example, 16-count aida is comparable to 32-count linen. Linen is softer and has a looser weave, so you may find working with it in a hoop or frame beneficial, as this helps…

3 min
for little monsters

When did monsters get so adorable do you think? We can probably thank Disney and Pixar with their genius invention of Monsters Inc. Then there’s Sesame Street’s hilarious Cookie Monster and the stories of Julia Donaldson featuring her totally lovable Gruffalo. Thanks to these wonderful creations and many more we’re able to help relieve children’s fears of figures hiding under beds and celebrate all creatures great and small. So, with the ever-growing popularity of these fantastic beasts in mind, Rhona Norrie has created this set of five fun cards with a thrilling surprise inside. For added excitement each of the characters has a tail to be patched on the inside of the card, making this project extra roarsome fun. To keep the make simple you just need to use a few colours…

1 min
next month inbrtain’s no. 1 the world of cross stitching

Woodland wonder Fawn over this stunning baby deer among an autumnal landscape packed with detail and designed by Jenny Barton PLUS MUCH MORE × Cosy up at home & stitch a traditional cottage sampler× Try creating a constellation ABC that’s out of this world× Stitch something magical from our Design Library× Your cross stitching queries answered by our experts× Your stories, inspiration & letters…plus much more FESTIVE ROBINS CARD & CHARM KIT Start stitching for Christmas now and send a charming stitchy greeting to someone special. Your card kit includes: • 14-count aida• 12 lengths of stranded cotton• Easy to use fullcolour chart and key• Pretty printed polka dot card• Cute snowflake charm• Handy envelope TO SUBSCRIBE 3330 162 147 CAN’T WAIT FOR NEXT ISSUE? Contents subject to change. Gift(s) only with print edition, and overseas gift(s) may vary…

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The recent pandemic ensured the iconic World War II phrase ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ is as motivational today as it was back then. So, Siobhan Harrison of April Rose has put a modern twist on the vintage posters with four uplifting designs to encourage you to keep calm and enjoy your hobby whether it be gardening, stitching or spending time with your pets (p62). Green-fingered folk will love Katie Crumpton’s design of a modern-day witch practising her magic on a sunflower (p78) and Fiona Baker’s tranquil garden filled with sunny blooms and birds (p84). I recommend spending the long summer days stitching these designs in a shady spot in your own garden! If you’re after something quick and small to stitch, one of those projects you can pop in your bag…