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New Shoots
If you would like to stitch New Shoots, 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: • Zweigart 14 count vintage aida in Sand• Skeins of
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Ready, Steady, Stitch!
Welcome to this month’s designer challenge! Bookworms will love the challenge we set for our designers this time, which was to create a corner bookmark from aida using only the seven thread shades we allowed them. Corner bookmarks simply sit on the c
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My Craft Room: Sophie Crabb
“Welcome to Sew Sophie HQ! My space is filled with shelves, boxes and baskets to house all of the bits and bobs needed to create my cross stitch kits, including an embroidery hoop rack above my desk. One of my favourite parts of my workspace is being
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Crafty Bookshelf
[That Patchwork Place] Learn new embroidery stitches to mix with the ones you know from cross stitch such as French knots and satin stitch. From beautiful florals to inspirational sayings to whimsical designs, Beverly McCullough of Flamingo Toes pres
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Be My Guest
Designed by: Jane Prutt on Stitch count: 47 high x 44 wide Design size: 9x8cm (3½x3¼in) Stitch time: 5 hours This design was stitched on 14 count aida fabric. • Sampedro White 14 count aida; 20x20cm (8x8 in)• Stranded cotton as listed in the key• Siz
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CREATE A CLASSIC: Horse Race
This month we’re off to the races! We’re willing to bet you'll enjoy stitching our horse racing scene, even if this is your first larger project. As our pair of jockeys make the jump over the final hurdle to the home stretch, we’ve plenty of stitchin
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Just a Sprinkle
Designed by: Maria Diaz Stitch count: 32 high x 36 wide Design size: 5.5x6.5cm (2¼x2½in) Stitch time: 3 hours This design was stitched on 14 count aida fabric. For each hoop • Sampedro Cream 14 count aida; 18x18cm (7x7in)• Stranded cot ton as listed
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Needles & Notions
Although I’m not sure my litt le creation will be first past the post, I just wanted to say how much fun it was to stitch and make into the biscornu pincushion (issue 367). It was definitely a new challenge for me and was a fiddly litt le thing to co
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New Dmc Summer Aida Colours
Take advantage of our exclusive offers to UK readers* and receive special discount prices… DMC have produced three new printed 14 count aida colours that are bursting with pretty summery tones! We can offer you a fat quarter (50x55cm) for a special p
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Stitching With Jess
Hullo! I recently caught up with a friend I hadn’t seen in a long time – you know those people where years can pass but when you finally catch up it’s like no time has passed at all? I love those friendships, particularly in today’s busy world. She a
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Cross Stitcher Summer Is Just Around The Corner…
No. 1 FOR DESIGNS ISSUE 370 JUNE 2021 On sale 20 April ❤ Part 1 of our new Mad Hatter’s tea party scene ❤ Have pots of fun with our gorgeous herb alphabet ❤ The write stuff! Book bag for budding authors ❤ Ahoy there: Stitch our ship in a bottle desig
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Stitcher’s SPOTLIGHT
This year, more than any other, I have appreciated the change of seasons from winter to spring. My walks have taken me past snowdrops and daffodils and now pots of pansies have started to bloom outside a couple of houses in my street. The colours see
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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 1 No minimum term – cancel
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Living With Cross Stitch: Room To Bathe
WE used a house shaped wooden box frame, which we painted with a grey emulsion match pot and then made a cardboard triangle to fill in the front. The roof and front were then covered in tile paper, normally used for train modelling – both the box and
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In My Hoop…
Cross stitch has been a favourite hobby for 15 years for Stéphanie Matt heus. Based in Belgium, she always has several projects on the go… Stéphanie began her cross stitch journey quite by accident, “It started over 15 years ago, when I noticed a pre
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Over To You…
We asked our fans on Facebook, “Which cross stitch project are you most proud of?” DEBORAH JULIA WHITE A large Victorian dolls’ house. It looks me a long time to complete and was very complicated. It was the second project I ever did, the first being
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Lazy Days
PART 1 If you would like to stitch Lazy Days, 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 Cream• Skeins of D
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Cross Stitcher STITCH-A-LONG
Welcome to our stitch-a-long for 2021. Designer Amanda Butler has created an amazing Grimms’ Fairy Tale Sampler SAL – and will be unveiling a new scene from their wonderful books each month. In this issue we give you Snow White… ■
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Family Matters
Cotton & String, Brieana’s stitching brand, is based in Calgary, Canada, where her focus has been to provide hand-stitched portraits to families and friends, who’ve all requested the personal touch! Brieana’s custom pictures are stitched using both c
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Nursery Animals
From pandas to turtles and from frogs to hares – we’ve a whole menagerie of animals to entertain you in this month’s alphabet. Each animal’s first lett er matches their alphabet motif – making this lett er library perfect for using for children’s nur
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Beginners Start Here…
For basic stitching you’ll need a tapestry needle that has a blunt tip and large eye. Use a size 24 needle for most aidas, and a size 26 for evenweaves and linens. Use a sharp embroidery needle for finer details such as backstitch and French knots. E
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Cross Stitcher
Email us at crossstitcher@warnersgroup.co.uk CONTACT US AT CrossStitcher Magazine, PO Box 172, Northam, EX39 9DY Editors Susan and Martin Penny Commissioning Editor Jenny Dixon Art Editor Lucille Randall Operations Editor Lucy Evans Editorial Assista
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The SIMPLE Things
If you would like to stitch The Simple Things, 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
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Bear Necessities
Designed by: Durene Jones Max. stitch count: 53 high x 38 wide Max. design size: 10x7cm (4x2¾in) Stitch time: 7½ hours each These designs were stitched on 14 count aida fabric. WORK using two strands of stranded cotton for the cross stitch, and one f
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Oh Gateaux!
If you would like to stitch Oh Gateaux!, 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 s
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Cross Stitcher JUST FOR FUN
1 First performance (5) 8 Quarantine (9) 9 Tomato sauce (7) 10 Straining utensil (5) 11 Portent (4) 12 Pale beer (5) 17 Heavenly messenger (5) 18 Horizontal threads through cross stitch fabric (4) 22 Showery month? (5) 23 Body of water between Englan
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THREE OF THE BEST Baby Animals
If you’re making a babygrow or booties to add your cross stitch to, this jersey fabric, featuring cute animals on blue, is perfect! Decorate cards, bags, cushions and more with these Sea Life Patches which feature an Orca Whale, Seal, Turtle and Clow
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Last Past The Post
Dear CrossStitcher, having got every copy of CrossStitcher since the first issue I have amassed quite a collection of cover kits. Each chart is copied then the kit and the chart filed together for a rainy day. That rainy day came in the form of the l
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Trend Spotting
IF OUR planting guide sampler on page 32 has inspired you, we’ve a crop of spring bulbs to get crafting with right here too… The cutest mouse is the star of I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud, which comes with aida in the kit, although evenweave (Linda) is
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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: 37 high x
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