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CrossStitcher March 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.

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United Kingdom
Warners Group Publications Plc
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min

WHEN YOU THINK about it, cross stitch is all about the things we love. Of course, we love the actual process of working on a design, from getting set up with all the colours needed, to plotting a way around a design and planning what section can be completed this evening – but the subject has to be something that means a lot to us too. As we still can’t see everyone and everything we love for a while, we hope we can send you some comfort with this month’s themes. Our list of loves has to include our pets. Our home wouldn’t be the same without our two dogs. We no longer have cats but we love the reminder that Maria Diaz has designed for us all. You will find…

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create a classic: curled up cat

Welcome to our latest classic design – created for those stitchers looking for more of a challenge. Our gorgeous ginger cat is enjoying a nap on a cushion – the level of realism in this design makes it an absolute must-stitch! Details include delicate backstitching and half stitched areas for a softer look. The background patterns also blend perfectly with the blue aida – enjoy! Designed by: Maria Diaz Stitch count: 173 high x 173 wide Design size: 31x31cm (12¼x12¼in) Stitch time: 110 hours This design was stitched on 14 count aida fabric. There are lots of similar coloured threads in this design, so sort them onto an organiser and check the chart squares off as you stitch them, so you don’t get muddled Materials • Zweigart Misty Blue 14 count aida, ref: 3706/594; 50x50cm (19½x 19½in) •…

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5 reasons to never miss an issue!

1. Charts for all the latest trends styles and tastes 2. Makes of the month with supporting kits available 3. Endless inspiration and top tips 4. Stitch-a-longs to follow each issue 5. Beautiful designs for all skill levels And here's 5 more great reasons! 1 No minimum term – cancel at anytime2 Choose the option that’s right for you – digital or print3 Free delivery to your door or your device4 Savings on the shop price5 Get every issue before it hits the shop ‘IT’S THE ONLY CROSS STITCHING MAGAZINE YOU’LL EVER NEED!’ Go tocraftmag.co/5reasonscross to find the best option for you or call 01778 392080…

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stitcher’s spotlight

SPOTLIGHT ON… NEEDLEMINDERS With everything going on in the world right now, it’s good to remind ourselves of the importance of ‘being you’. I’ve designed something to remind you that you have a purpose at this time and I’ve popped this message on a needleminder, to sit on the corner of your stitching. The sentiment tells you that you were made to be you, a cross stitcher who loves to thread a needle and lose themselves in their craft. In issue 360 of CrossStitcher I designed this cute needleminder. It is made using the same instructions as below – working each stitch over one thread of fabric. Change the look by colouring the, flowers in shades of pink or peach, using different colours of stranded cotton from your stash. If you missed…

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grimms’ fairy tales sal

We have greyed out the border from the first part of the design in the February issue. The grid lines are correct for the complete design, but the centre marks indicate the centre of just this motif. Designed by: Amanda Butler Stitch count: 38 high x 22 wide (character only) Design size: 7x4cm (2¾x1½in) Stitch time: 2 hours This design was stitched on 14 count aida fabric. THE KEY ALL THE symbols that appear on the chart are listed in the key with their corresponding thread codes beside them. The key also tells you the different stitches used in the design. The closest column of thread codes listed next to the chart symbols is the thread brand that’s used in the design. Similar colour matches are listed alongside it. Where no close match can be found, you may…

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stitching heaven

CrossSticher sPROJECT PACK If you would like to stitch Stitching Heaven, we have a materials pack with everything you need to get you stitching right away, and have it delivered straight to your door! Your materials pack contains: • Sampedro 14 count aida in White• Skeins of DMC stranded cotton• Scissor charm• Two gold-plated tapestry needles; size 24 and size 26 How to order: Fill in the form on page 15 or go to www.willowfabrics.com to order your project pack at the CrossStitcher reader price of £37, plus P&P. TURN TO PAGE 41 TO LEARN HOW TO FRAME YOUR PICTURE Designed by: Durene Jones Stitch count: 166 high x 120 wide Design size: 30.5x22cm (12x8¾in) Stitch time: 72 hours This design was stitched on 14 count aida fabric. Thread up as many needles as you can in advance, so you don’t…