The World of Cross Stitching August 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

Say hello to summer – and our August issue! Whatever your ability, get set to spread sunny vibes through your stitching with our seasonal projects this month. Make a start on Tatty Teddy at the beach in an exclusive on page 10, or create the perfect gift for a summer wedding with Durene Jones’ sampler (p78). Find holiday inspiration with the globetrotter motifs in our Design Library (p47) and brighten your craft box by making the sunflower needle book case – your special gift with this issue. Plus, we’ve got a treat for your home – we show you how to make a beautiful birds patchwork quilt, designed by Lucie Heaton! Turn to page 54 to find the first four charts in our three-part series. You’ll be surprised at how easy…

3 min
meet our guests

Susan Bugbee is a professional Nanny from Colorado, USA How did you start stitching? I was a Montessori pre-school teacher when I was young. I would come home exhausted at the end of the day, so I needed a hobby that would let me relax and clear my mind. I started cross stitching and haven’t stopped! Fave cross stitch project? I have stitched scenes of many places I have been – San Francisco, Paris, Venice. They’re displayed in my sewing room and remind me of special times. Recent fave WOXS design? Durene Jones’ motifs of Paris in issue 277. I am doing a collage of the designs of Paris by Durene. She put so much detail in such small designs and I love all the swirls around them! Your idea of stitch heaven? Sitting in a sunny window, stitching…

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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: Green x1 Light green x1 Brown x1 Dark yellow x1 Yellow x2 Dark brown x2 Blue x2 Light blue x2 Total: 12 lengths Gift available with print edition only. Overseas gift(s) may vary STITCH COUNT 36 high x 27 wide DESIGN AREA 14 HPI (28-count evenweave) – 6.5x5cm (2_x2in) STITCHED BY Laura Boyter This design was stitched using stranded cotton from your coverkit Easy-tomake gift Factbox Stitching Time Approx. 4 hours Type of Stitches Cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch Ease of Stitching Beginner TOP TIP You can find the making up instructions for this needle book inside your kit. Feel free to use your own felt or ribbon in a colour of your choice…

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our best buys

Fab and floral PICK OF THE MONTH ALL DRESSED UP These stunning designs by DMC* each feature an elegant figure showcasing a pretty outfit – the silhouette is pre-printed onto the fabric, so you only need to stitch the dress. Each kit comes with canvas aida, pre-sorted Mouliné thread, needles, instructions and pretty DMC Étoile thread for added sparkle to bring these fabulous fashion frocks to life. Now you just need to choose which 25x35cm (approx. 10x14in) stitch kit is your style – if you love princess stories the ‘Rose Ball’ (BK1793) gown is the perfect fit, or perhaps the glamorous ‘Daffodil Dance’ (BK1792) dress might tempt you? Fans of haute couture and 50s fashion will love ‘Party Pink’ (BK1794), or if you prefer that Marilyn Monroe-look then ‘Tutu Blue’ (BK1795) is the one…

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by the seashore

Whether your perfect day at the beach includes splashing in the sea, gathering the prettiest seashells or building the biggest sandcastle you can, you’ll definitely want to join Tatty Teddy at this scenic ocean spot for a fun time. There’s plenty in this design to capture your interest – from half cross stitch to create the dreamy cloud off in the distance, to plenty of backstitch that makes Tatty Teddy look extra cuddly. Two French knots make up Tatty’s eyes, whilst the rest are used to add texture to the starfish at his feet. This range of stitching techniques, which also includes whole cross stitch, fractionals and blending, really bring this sweet scene to life. With soft, delicate blues, greys and creams, this design will perfectly complement any nautical-themed room. Additionally, this…

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furry tales

STITCH COUNT 40 high x 32 wide DESIGN AREA 14 HPI (28-count evenweave) – 7.5x6cm (2¾x2¼in) This design was stitched using DMC stranded cotton Summer is here so it’s time to go out and play! Monty Mouse is keeping his cool this season by zooming around on his skateboard. Dressed in blue dungarees and trendy red trainers, you’ll really have to be quick to catch him! Missed a chart? ISSUE 282 Lizzie is ready to relax in the pool with her cute red and white polka dot swimsuit. ISSUE 281 This is one groom who will certainly sweep you off your feet! Great as a wedding gift. ISSUE 280 All in elegant white and clutching a bouquet, Lizzie is all excited for her big day. For back issues, call 03330 162 137 or visit…