CrossStitcher November 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.

United Kingdom
Warners Group Publications Plc
R 79,74
R 479,26
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min
makes of the month

Stitch count: 66 high x 25 wide Design size: 12.5x4.5cm (5x13⁄4in) Stitch time: 6 hours This design was stitched on 14 count aida fabric. Go to to download your exclusive illustrated card blank that you can then print out onto thin card Make a… card Step 1 STITCH the design onto a 15x10cm (6x4in) piece of white 14 count aida, using two strands of cotton for the cross stitch and one for the backstitch and the French knots. Step 2 TRIM the stitched fabric to fit your card (see tip), with the design centrally placed behind the card’s aperture. Step 3 ATTACH double-sided tape to the inside of the card around the edge of the aperture. Step 4 PLACE the stitching on the table right-side up, and then place the card on top, pressing down firmly on the tape. Step 5 CHECK which flap…

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exclusive festive stitch-a-long!

Stitch count: 32 high x 48 wide (part 2) Design size: 6x8.5cm (23⁄8x33⁄8in) Stitch time: 5 hours This design was stitched on 14 count aida fabric. Follow step 1 closely in order to position the first part from issue 375 correctly on the aida, so part 2, and then part 3 to come, can fit Make a… Glad Tidings sampler Step 1 ALLOW for the sampler to fit onto your fabric, by starting stitching Part 1, which was in issue 375 of CrossStitcher, centrally on the fabric, leaving six blank aida squares above the uppermost green cross stitch. Part 2, in this issue, fits directly below Part 1. Step 2 USE two strands for the cross stitch and one for the backstitch. The beads are stitched to the chandelier in the positions shown on the chart. Save any remaining…

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SOMEONE REMARKED that “in the land of cross stitch, there is no autumn – we just jump from glorious summer flowers to getting ready for Christmas.” We looked back and grudgingly admit that this is a teeny bit true as we do plan hard for you to have lots of lovely festive projects in plenty of time to get them stitched. This year we intend to bring you the best of every season. Autumn is all about colour and cosiness, so what could be better than finding a comfy corner and getting started on our ‘Colours of Autumn’ sampler (page 34)? Emma Congdon is so inventive, and this design will really make you smile. We do think she might have missed one key colour – ‘squirrel tail’! We seem to be…

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a must have for your book shelf!

Information Author(s): Emma Congdon Publisher: David & Charles Format: Paperback Pages: 112 ISBN-13: 9781446308653 RRP £16.99 £15.29 What’s inside… Whether it’s a plea to save the bees, clean up the oceans, appreciate nature, or unplug from technology, this celebration of the green movement in thread will remind us of the need to come together to build a brighter future, one stitch at a time. The designs range in size from mini hoops to larger scale samplers, so there are projects to suit everyone and they all share Emma’s skill with colour, typography and design which have made her one of the world’s best-loved cross stitch designers. Cross Stitch for the Earth is printed on sustainable FSC paper, fully recyclable, printed using plant based inks and every purchase includes a donation to Friends of the Earth, an environmental campaigning community…

2 min
out there

Breeze into winter… Hold on to your hat – wintry windy days are on their way! Tilda’s new Winter Days collection is packed with pretty prints to celebrate the autumn and winter season. The signature fabric for this range is the Windy Walks design, available in four colourways. Inspired by Indian block prints are the floral fabrics, all with names pertaining to wind. There are coordinating buttons available too – perfect for cards or cushions. For details of your local stockist you can visit HEAVEN SENT ANETTE ERIKKSON has a gorgeous new design – ‘Nordic Angel’ – for the festive season. Stitched with a mix of cross stitch and half cross stitch on hessian or aida (you get to choose your preference) it has a finished size of 32x39cm. You can buy…

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my craft room: victoria chilcott

“My workspaces are small and scattered throughout my home! I store all of my DMC thread cones on a dresser so that I can see the colours and choose which ones work well together. I have a large table in the dining room which doubles as my preparation area for making kits, I enjoy having some music on whilst I do this! My favourite workspace is when I attend craft events and shows as I get to meet so many people and its so nice to talk cross stitch with others who enjoy it!” Drop us a line to with images of your craft space and a few words about it and our favourites could be featured in a future issue!…