The World of Cross Stitching May 2019

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.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min

We’re putting the dark evenings behind us and getting ready for lovely long hours of daylight stitching! With the approach of summer in mind, this issue is packed with gorgeous patterns showing off the joy of the season that you won’t be able to resist! Like the vibrant tulips draught excluder (p38), the cute insect alphabet set on page 73, and the fun washing line design that we’ve turned into a handy peg bag (p60)! Summer is usually the start of wedding season and if you’re planning a wedding (like me!) or know someone who is tying the knot then you’ll love the selection of wedding motifs in the Design Library (p47). It’s Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK this month (13-19 May 2019) and so I wanted to feature a…

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meet our guests

Angely Glindro-Dobbs is a Nurse from Texas, USA Favourite cross stitch project? A nursery birth sampler by Joan Elliott. It was a Christmas present for my godson and it now hangs in his bedroom in Australia. Fave recent WOXS design? ‘Majestic Unicorn’ by Shannon Wasilieff from issue 278 – it’s so fabulous and fierce! I love the beading, as it makes it more majestic. This will be my next project for my daughter. Most recent stitched gift? The last projects I stitched were Christmas presents for the elderly residents at my workplace. For three years now, I have been giving away cross stitch projects made into coasters, fridge magnets, bookmarks, cards and pictures – everyone loves to use or display them. Why do you love stitching? I love the serenity and contentedness that it brings me. Carla Hicks lives in Oklahoma,…

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your exclusive gift!

Inside your kit… To help you sort your threads, here is a list of the threads in your kit: Birdcage Bookmark key STITCH COUNT 86 high x 28 wide DESIGN AREA 14 HPI (28-count evenweave) – 15.5x5cm (6_x2in) DESIGNED BY Fiona Baker ARTWORK BY Emily Godwin STITCHED BY Laura Boyter This design was stitched using stranded cotton from your coverkit TOP TIP To personalise the bookmark even more, create a tassel out of matching thread Factbox • Stitching Time Approx. 5 hours • Type of Stitches Cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch • Ease of Stitching Beginner Stitch in no time…

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furry tales

Mouse Bride key STITCH COUNT 40 high x 39 wide DESIGN AREA 14 HPI (28-count evenweave) – 7.5x7cm (3x2¾in) This design was stitched using DMC stranded cotton Dressed all in elegant white and clutching a beautiful bouquet, Lizzie is all excited for her big day! With a large smile on her face, Lizzie is ready to walk down the aisle in her sweet, pink shoes. This is a perfect stitch for a brideto-be or as a wedding gift. Missed a chart? ISSUE 279 Check out Monty and his freshly-baked hot cross buns – a classic Easter treat! ISSUE 278 Dressed in her yellow frock and blowing dandelion seeds, Lizzie is all ready for spring! ISSUE 277 Monty in his cosy jumper will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside! For back issues, call ☎ 03330 162 137 or visit…

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ticket to ride!

With hair bow fluttering in the breeze and cheeks made rosy from the fresh air, this little bear is certainly enjoying some freewheeling fun! And she’s not the only one – her canine companion, comfortably ensconced in the bike’s charming wicker basket, is also loving the feel of the wind in her fur! Ian’s cute design has a wonderfully sketch-like feel, which is created with the use of delicate backstitch detail. It’s also a clever use of backstitch lines around the chain that captures the feel of rushing movement as the bear takes her paws off the pedals and careers down the hill! Half cross stitch in the foreground helps to create a feeling of depth, while pink and red thread shades give the design a cheery feel. Stitch this sweet scene…

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out & about

THE WORLD OF Cross Stitching CHARITY OF THE MONTH GIVE THE GIFT OF COMFORT PROJECT LINUS UK Ahomemade quilt or blanket can provide so much comfort, which is why Project Linus makes and distributes patchwork quilts and knitted blankets to sick and disadvantaged babies, children and teenagers across the country. If you’re a keen quilter or knitter and want to make something to donate, or have some stitched squares that you could turn into a quilt, visit the website to find your local regional co-ordinator and see how your crafty skills can help this very worthy cause. MORE Visit for more info WHERE AM I? This château is said to be the inspiration and author’s location for Sleeping Beauty. We visit this beautiful and peaceful place every year. The château is just one of many…