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  1. 1. No.1 fortrends IISSSSUUEE 26269 AAUUGUSGUST 20T 20113 GO 56RGEOUS NEW CHARTS TO Bags STITCH of style! Stitch a simple sunflower tote Beach hut chic ooliday style f rH your home! GREAT GIFT IDEA Stitch and share our friendship bracelets QuQQ iici k stitch hippy motifs - groovy! FUN IN THE SUN! Keep your sunnies safe in cool stitched style Cute girly greetings for any occasion BIG FISH & LITTLE BUGS! OH HOW CUTE! Kids will adore this collection Create a pretty kitty of exotic, colourful creatures brooch in cross stitch
  2. 2. Designed by: Fiona Crouch Design size: 11x3cm Stitch time: 4 hours Keep your place in your poolside read with our colourful bookmark featuring tropical birds and funky patterned card • 14 count white aida, 15x7cm • 1cm wide ribbon, 16cm • Fray check (optional) • Patterned card, 15x5cm 2AUGUST 2013 Tropical Bookmark
  3. 3. STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING A TOTALLY TROPICAL BOOKMARK EVERYissueourdigital readersgetanexclusive FREEwoodlandcharacters chart,designedbyLucie Heaton.Thismonthwe’ve gotwiseoldBoristheBear. Downloadbackissuesto collectthemall! EXCLUSIVE! Anchor DMC Madeira Cross stitch in two strands 028028 892892 04120412 167167 37663766 1111 234234 762762 17091709 255255 907907 14101410 298298 725725 01130113 314314 741741 02030203 10461046 435435 20102010 Backstitch in one strand 1041 844 1809 all details French knots in one strand 1041 844 1809 eyes MEET BORIS AT THE BACK OF THE MAG Fiona Crouch 3AUGUST 2013 Make a… bookmark Step 1 TRIM yourstitchingto 12.5x4cmandfraythe outerrowofaidablocks allthewayaround. Step 2 Step 3 BACK with white cardandattachto yourpatternedcard withdouble-sidedtape. PUNCH aholeinthetop ofyourbookmark,and addaribbonloopto finish.DabalittleFray Checkontheendsof yourribbon. Our colourful parrots will liven up an afternoon spent sunbathing by the pool or in the park
  4. 4. †This offer is for new print subscribers only subscribing by Direct Debit. You will receive 3 issues for the price of 2 (£9.98) and then continue on a quarterly Direct Debit of £12.49 thereafter. Full details of the Direct Debit guarantee are available on request. Prices correct at point of print and subject to change. For full terms and conditions please visit: www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/terms. Offer ends 31st December 2013. (Lines open 8.00am-9.30pm weekdays, 8.00am-4.00pm Saturdays GMT.) Subscriptions will start on the next available issue. 3 ISSUES FOR THE PRICE OF 2† SUBSCRIBE TODAY! www.thesimplethings.com AVAI L A B L E AT W H S m i t h A N D A L L G O O D S U P E R M A R K E T S www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/TSTX2C Call 0844 848 2852 and quote reference code TSTX2C The Simple Things Featuringagorgeousblend of food,interiors,gardening, travelandwellbeing,it’s abouttakingtimetoenjoy thesimplepleasuresinlife. Our readers say “Thewholeissueisajoy! Ifoundmyselffullyengrossed fromstarttofinish.” @thegreengal T H E E X P E R T: B R I T I S H F I S H RIVER COTTAGE’S GILLON MELLER URGES US TO BUY THE BEST FISH FOR OUR PLATES – AND FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Words: SILVANA DE SOISSONS Photography: ANDREW MONTGOMERY Gill Meller of River Cottage wants us to become more confident about choosing and cooking seafood. SUMMER LUNCH TO SHARE* AND SAVOUR AT BATH’S FINE CHEESE CO… AND WE GET TO STEAL THE RECIPE FOR AN EPIC CHEESE SOUFFLÉ Photography: JESSE WILD Recipes: SIMON LLOYD-WILLIAMS and STEVE PIERCY www.finecheese.co.uk LU N C H W I T H F R I E N DS : A COSY C A F É * Thanks to friends of The Simple Things Sian Lewis and Pete Walker, who undertook the arduous task of sampling this month’s mouthwatering recipes. LIGHT & AIRY Words: MARIANA SCHROEDER Photography: MAGDALENA BJÖRNSDOTTER A SMALL SWEDISH COTTAGE IS TRANSFORMED INTO ANNA SKÖLD’S BRIGHT, SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME, FILLED WITH HER ECLECTIC AND INVENTIVE FINDS 88 A BIG HARVEST FROM A SMALL SPACE – GROW YOUR OWN IN TROLLEYS AND TUBS E D I B L E G A R D E N S Words: EMMA HARDY Photography: DEBBIE PATTERSON
  5. 5. 2 3 1 4 Cool off with the second of our ice cream cushions in our September issue (on sale 23 Aug) Fresh&fabulous! Welcome SEASHELLS ON THE SHORE, seagulls in the sky and sand between your toes - we think it’s fair to say nothing beats a scorching day at the beach.And it’s not just family holidays and day trips that benefit from a few rays of sunshine,this natural light is perfect for some alfresco stitching too! Get stuck into our delightful trio of beach huts (1),packed with sunny shades of neon threads.To complete our coastal look,we’ve even finished ours off with a few strips of chalky blue fabric from the aptly named online shop Deckchair Stripes - lovely! If you’re after something a bit more adventurous, have a go at crafting yourself an eye-catching shaped fish cushion (3).It’s easier to make than it looks. When the sun comes out,so do all the stylish sunglasses. Protect your shades with a contemporary case (2) in a rainbow spectrum of colours.Why not make one for a friend and team up with one of our cute birthday cards (4) as a cheery summer gift? Coastal treats and cheery summer stitching www.crossstitchermagazine.co.uk Follow us online! facebook.com/CrossStitcherMag twitter.com/XStitchmagazine Visit crossstitchermagazine.co.uk to download your bright birthday card polka dot backing papers! COMMISSIONING EDITOR 9000
  6. 6. SWIPE FOR MORE CONTENTS 43 On trend neon fish Boris Bear 8 Funky sunglasses case36 Friendship bracelet 16 Seaside beach hut cushion 50 Creepy crawly critters FREE Digital Exclusive Just one of our collectible series in every issue! Digital ccllusiveExal EExxcc
  7. 7. YOUR CHARTS 2 Free Chart Stitch a tropical bookmark 8 Hello Sunshine Funky sunglasses case 16 Life’s a Beach Seaside cushion and bunting 24 Pretty Kitty Cute cat’s head brooch 30 Whip it Up Retro ice cream cushion 36 Woven with Love Stitchable friendship bracelets 43 Big Fish Geometric fish cushion 50 Creepy Critters Colourful bug collection 58 Peace Out Hippy-inspired mini motifs 64 You’re my Sunshine Sunflower bag and gift set 75 Here Come the Girls Girlie polka dot cards THE SAVVY STITCHER PEGBAG 81 a Try something new! Peg bag With embroidered and appliquéed elements OFFERS & COMPETITIONS 48 Vintage Favourites Popular kits from past issues 74 GiveawaysGet your hands on a stack of stitching prizes 78 Materials PacksOrder packs for selected projects 91 PuzzlesThe chance to win some Madeira goodies EVERY ISSUE 11 Out ThereDiscover the latest products and trends 26 An interview with... Linda Calverley 41 Back IssuesMissed an issue? Download it now! 72 Your Stitching Pin your pics in our album! 94 MarketplaceOur free reader ads page 98 Next timein CrossStitcher Never miss a single stitch! 30 Retro ice cream 64 Sunflower tote bag PAGE 47 SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE
  8. 8. Keep your sunnies safe and scratch free on the beach with this fun cross stitched pouch • 28 count white evenweave, 30x20cm • Blue backing fabric, 13x26cm • Yellow felt, two 13x20cm pieces • Ribbon, two 25cm pieces For stockist details see page 92 8AUGUST 2013
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  10. 10. YOUR WEEKLY HELPING OF CRAFTY GOODNESS FROM MOLLIE MAKES www.molliemakes.com/gathered @GatheredByMM www.facebook.com/GatheredbyMM 5 ISSUES FREE! Head here to try it now http://goo.gl/XTvCx Available now on iPhone & iPad
  11. 11. thereOut 11AUGUST 2013 Every month we showcase the latest high street trends, new ideas and inspiring personalities for today’s stylish cross stitcher Outthere DiveIn This striking Peacock Chair by Aussie design label The Family Love Tree is just as good for sitting and soaking up the sun in as it is for getting cosy in your living room. Made from 100% Indonesian rattan wood, it’s an investment furniture piece that will be cherished for years. www.thefamilylovetree.com.au
  12. 12. thereOut 12AUGUST 2013 IScream STAROFTHE SCREEN THIS ISSUE we’vebeenexploringthework ofmixedmediaartistscombiningstitching withothertypesofimagery–checkoutour featureandinterviewonpage26.Wealso lovetheworkofPortugueseartistand illustratorAnaRaimando,whocombines screenprintingwithdelicateembroidered elements.Checkoutheroriginalhoopart forsaleinheronlineshop. www.dropesdementol.blogspot.com CHILD’S PLAY ROLL UP ROLL UP! Fluttery Friends We’rerediscoveringthechildhood delightsoffriendshiptokensthis issue–checkoutourcrossstitched friendshipbraceletsonpage36. Thisbutterflynecklaceisastylish, grown-uptwistonthe‘bestfriends’ charmsweusedtoswapinschool. www.ablackbirdsepiphany.co.uk IT’S NOT a summerholiday withouticecream –nomatter whetherit’seaten onthebeach,in theparkorata café.Thisfunprint sumsupour feelingsonthe subjectperfectly andsuccinctly. www. oldenglishprints.com GIVE THE kidsaportablespaceoftheirownthissummerwiththis colourfulcircus-themedplayteepee.Suitableforindoors,thegardenor thebeach,itoffersashadyhideawayfromthesunaswellashoursof potentialplaytime.Welovethebrightbuntingandflagdetails. www.notonthehighstreet.com/wildthingsfunkylittledresses GET THE kidscrossstitchingthis summerwith thisfun kit designed speciallyforlittlehands.Plastic tubesareusedtocreatethe stitchesratherthanneedles, meaningnoinjuriesormishaps! Oncefinished,attachthemetal hangerstocreateafun householddecoration. www.stedi.etsy.com BOWLS OFSTYLE GET RELAXED,hippy chicstylethissummer with these hand-painted bohemianbowls.Fillthem withnibblesatyourgarden partiesorBBQs,orusethem tostorethreads,bobbinsand otherstitchingbitsandbobsin yourcraftcorner. www.oakroomshop.co.uk
  13. 13. thereOut THREE OF THE BEST Cassettes 13AUGUST 2013 Pump up the volume! This summer’s festivals have got us obsessing over Etsy sellers’ music-inspired designs... IN THE DEEP END MAYBE IT’S becauseit’sthesame colourasthesea,ormaybebecause itgoessowellwiththisyear’s ubiqitouspastelandneonpalettes, butwe’respottingrefreshingshades ofturquoisejustabouteverywhere... TREND SPOTTING Jessica Bateman SEALDESIGNSTUDIO Hangthisnostalgicprintinyour homeandgazeatitreminiscing aboutsummergatherings. ARTDAMAGED Wechuckledatthesightofthis ‘analogueowl’,fashionedoutof vintagecassettesandrecords. JENNYHENRYDESIGNS Createyourownstitched cassettepursewiththiscute needlepointkit. ShipsAhoy INTERIOR DESIGNER CaitlinWilson’s passionforcolourandpatternledherto launchherowntextilerange,focussedon givingcustomersaneasywaytomixand matchdesigns.HerAnchorsAhoy collectionoffersaclean,moderntwist onnauticalmotifs–perfectforsummer craftingprojects. www.caitlinwilsontextiles.com IN THE DEEP ENDP JJessica Baatteemmaann with CrossStitcher production editor WHO Thisstunning cushionpairs turquoisewith adeepjewel- tonedpalette. www.puji.com WHAT Getbohemianstylewiththis Moroccan-inspiredleather poufeinbrilliantaqua. www.grahamandgreen.co.uk HOW Addapopof colourtoyour beachreadwith thisinnovative flowerbookmark stitchkit. www.redgate stitchery.com CLOCK WORK ROYAL SCHOOL of NeedleworkgraduateLaura Masoncreatesandsellsa rangeofpretty,whimsical stitchedhomewaresand accessoriesthroughheronline shopTheMasonBee.Welove thissummeryclockwithits patchworkandstitchedelements. www.masonbee.co.uk anstylewitht g s t l- te om mia g s th - e. m anstylewiththis
  14. 14. thereOut 14AUGUST 2013 …handpicked for you by the CrossStitcher editorial team QuilterCherylArkison’slatestbookisn’t justacollectionof projects.Basedaround thethemesofRelax,Eat,Shopand Explore,it’sallaboutembracingthe‘quiet energy’thatgoeshandinhandwiththe craftingexperience.C&T,£21.99 LETTHEMEAT THERE’S SOMETHING justso satisfyingaboutanafternoon spentbakinganddecoratinga gorgeouscake.Thiscollection ofrecipesfromBritian’smost famouscakeclubwillhaveyour mouthwatering.You’ll love it because… the imaginative, eclectic recipes will help you get creative in the kitchen! Quercus, £20.00 SEWCUTE ALYSSA THOMAS, founder ofembroiderycompany Penguin+Fish,isthebrains behindthiscolourfulbookfull ofcuteanimal-basedstitching projects.Heradorable characterswillbelovedby adultsandkidsalike You’ll love it because… the projects are fresh and imaginative. Krause, £14.99 INTERIORSSTYLISTRachelAshwell helpedpopularisethevintage,flea marketlookthankstohershop, ShabbyChicCouture.Inherlatest booksherevealshernewobsession –whatshecalls‘prairiecouture’–and sharesplentyoftipsandadviceon howtoachieveafeminine,rusticlook inyourhome.It’llhaveyoucraving yourownlittlehouseontheprairie! Prairie Girl Readers can buy Couture Prairie for the special price of £18.00 (RRP: £25.00) including free UK p&p. To order please call 01256 302699 and quote order code GLR 8IX. www.cicobooks.co.uk DREAMY Days WWW Craftybookshelf Kick back and enjoy those long lazy summer afternoons with a relaxing crafty read from our bookshelf JUST FOR YOU! SNAPHAPPY WE’RE SO excitedthatone ofourfavouritecraftyblogs, ABeautifulMess,islaunching itsfirstbook.Bloggersand sistersElsieandEmmahave puttogetherover100tipsand ideasforcapturingeveryday lifethroughalens. You’ll love it because… Your blog and Instagram will have never looked better! Amphoto, £12.99
  15. 15. Designed by: Jane Prutton Design size: 28x14cm Stitch time: 48 hours Dream of lazy days on the shoreline with this blissful beach hut cushion and accessories set lIFe’s a BeaCH 17AUGUST 2013 FOR YOUR HOME
  16. 16. 0 0 10 20 30 10 20 30 10203040506070 0 H 0 H H 0 H h H 0 H H H h H p S H 0 H h H p S H 0 H h H H 0 H h H 0 H H 0 S S H d H H 0 H d H 0 H 0 H d H H 0 H d H 0 H H H 0 H d H H 0 H d H H 0 H h H 0 H H H h H x h H m F x h H F m x H x h H m F F m x H x h H m F F m x h H F m x h H m F H h H H H 0 H H 0 H h H 0 H d H H 0 H d H H H 0 H H 0 H d H 0 H d H H 0 H d H H d H H H 0 H H 0 H h H 0 H h H H 0 H h H H h H H h H H 0 H h H 0 H H K K 0 K K 0 K d K K K K K 0 K K K 0 K s K K 0 K s d K 0 K K K s K K 0 K K K 0 K K K 0 K d K 0 K K K 0 K s K K 0 K s K K 0 K s d K 0 K K K K S K S K m h h m S K S K here’s just something so quintessentially British about a row of brightly-painted beach huts. We’ve always dreamed of owning one and decking it out in handmade treasures, making a cosy space to dry off after a dip in the ocean or enjoy a cool drink while looking out to sea. But if you can’t have the real thing, this home accessories set captures their seaside charm perfectly – even if you’re city-bound all summer long. T 18AUGUST 2013 LIFE’S A BEACH
  17. 17. 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 S K S K S K m h h m S K K K K K 0 K K 0 K s d K 0 K s K K 0 K s K K K 0 K K 0 K d K 0 K K K 0 K K K s K K K 0 K K 0 K s d K 0 K s K K 0 K K K K K K K 0 K d K 0 K K S S 0 S S 0 S t h S t S S t S S 0 S t S S 0 S t S S 0 S t h S 0 S S S F S S 0 S F S S 0 S F S S 0 S F h S 0 S S S 0 S F S S 0 S F S S 0 S t h S 0 S S S t S K t S m d K t S d m K S K t S m d d m K S K t S m d d m K t S d m K t S m d S t S S S 0 S S 0 S t h S 0 S F S S 0 S F S S S 0 S S 0 S F h S 0 S F S S f f S S 0 S F S S F S f S S f S S 0 S S 0 S t h f S S f S 0 S t S S 0 S t S S f f S S t S S S 0 S S 0 S t h S 0 S h 0 Jane Prutton Cushion • 28 count white evenweave, 56x40cm • Striped fabric, two 38x38cm pieces • Cushion pad, 38cm (15in) For stockist details see page 92 DMC Anchor Madeira Cross stitch in two strands 891891 035035 04110411 893893 027027 04130413 894894 026026 04080408 963963 023023 05030503 645645 273273 18111811 712712 926926 21012101 726726 295295 01090109 727727 293293 01100110 740740 316316 02020202 741741 314314 02030203 822822 390390 19081908 DMC Anchor Madeira Cross stitch in two strands 954 203 1211 955 204 1210 3845 433 1102 3846 1090 1103 3865 926 2403 Backstitch in one strand 645 273 1811 all details French knots in one strand 645 273 1811 eye GET YOURS ON PAGE 78 MATERIALS PACKS 60 70 19AUGUST 2013 FOR YOUR HOME
  18. 18. DMC Anchor Madeira Cross stitch in two strands 891891 035035 04110411 893893 027027 04130413 894894 026026 04080408 963963 023023 05030503 645645 273273 18111811 712712 926926 21012101 726726 295295 01090109 727727 293293 01100110 740740 316316 02020202 741741 314314 02030203 822822 390390 19081908 954954 203203 1211 955955 204204 12101210 38453845 433433 11021102 38463846 10901090 11031103 38653865 926926 24032403 Backstitch in one strand 645 273 1811 all details French knots in one strand 645 273 1811 eye StStSttitititchchchh iiiittt ononoo aaaaididiida!a!a hhhhhh IfIfIfIfIfIfI yyyyyyououououououuu’d’d’d’d’d’d rrrrrratatatatatatheheheheheheherrrrr stststststs itititititittchchchchchchch 4444 onononononon aaaaaaidididididida,a,a,a, cccchohohohohohoososososeeeeeee aaaaaa 14141441414cococooununnnunnnttttttt whwhwhwhwhwhititititeeeee aiaiaiaiaiaidadadadadadada Stitch these beach huts in yourfavouritesummer colours. Thereareplenty of fabrics to match at www.deckchairstripes.com Make an… envelope cushion Step 1 TRIM yourstitchingto38x24cm.Right sidestogether,sewapieceofstriped fabrictothetopedgeandhemthe other edge. Repeatwith the second pieceforthebottomedge. Step 2 FOLD onehemmededgeoverthefront ofthestitching,sothehemfallsjust beyondthecentre.Foldthesecond hemmededgeontopsothetwopieces overlapinthecentreandpress. Step 3 PIN alongthecentrehemtoholdin place.Pinandmachinestitchtheside edgesofyourcushion.Trimexcess fabricatthecorners.Turnrightsides out,pressandpoponyourcushionpad. 20AUGUST 2013 LIFE’S A BEACH
  19. 19. To avoid catching the ribbons as you sew, turn them over and pin them to either the front or back pieces of fabric Padded decoration • 28 count white evenweave, 18x18cm • Pink and green 1cm wide ribbon, 40cm each • White backing fabric, two 10x10cm pieces • Stuffing For stockist details see page 92 Make a… padded decoration Step 1 TRIM yourstitching10x10cm.Trim yourribbontoone18cmandfour 11cmlengths. Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 PIN yourlongribbonloopand streamerstoonepieceofbacking fabric,pointingtowardthecentre. Machineorhandtackinplace. PLACE yourstitchingand remainingbackingfabricontop oftheribbons,rightsidesin.Sew aroundtheedgesleavingan openingforturningontheside. CLIP yourcorners.Turnrightside outandstufflightly.Slipstitchthe openingclosed. Jane Prutton ake a… dd d d tion 21AUGUST 2013 FOR YOUR HOME
  20. 20. Jane Prutton DMC Anchor Madeira Cross stitch in two strands 891891 035035 04110411 893893 027027 04130413 894894 026026 04080408 963963 023023 05030503 645645 273273 18111811 712712 926926 21012101 726726 295295 01090109 727727 293293 01100110 740740 316316 02020202 741741 314314 02030203 822822 390390 19081908 954954 203203 1211 955955 204204 12101210 38453845 433433 11021102 38463846 10901090 11031103 38653865 926926 24032403 Backstitch in one strand 645 273 1811 all details French knots in one strand 645 273 1811 eye Make… bunting Step 1 Step 2 DRAW yourdesiredbunting shapeonapieceofcard.Add seamallowancesalongeachedge. Trimyourstitchingandapieceof backingfabricusingthetemplate. SEW rightsidestogetherleaving thetopopen.Clipcornersandturn out.Fold1cmoveryourribbonand pininplace.Sewacrossyourribbon usingazigzagstitch. Youcanuseuplotsofprettyfabricsfromyourstashto makeyourbunting.Youcanevenbackyourstitchingwith colouredfabric,ifbothsideswillbevisible.Justmakesure toputapieceofwhitefabricbehindyourstitchedpiece sothecolouredfabricdoesn’tshowthrough. BUNTING 22AUGUST 2013
  21. 21. ThebikeisaBritishdesignedBobbinBirdie£375 TheWickerBasketismadebyRixenKaul £47 www.avonvalleycyclery.co.uk01225442442 Bunting • 28 count white evenweave, 16x25cm each • White backing fabric, 16x25cm each • Cream ribbon, 1cm wide For stockist details see page 92 FOR YOUR HOME
  22. 22. This quick stitch brooch is purrrfect for adding a fun WRXFK WR VXPPHU RXWµWV :ĩ’ĻĻřĹ)ËĻĻř
  23. 23. DMC Anchor Madeira Cross stitch in two strands B5200B5200 001001 24012401 317317 400400 17141714 761761 10211021 04040404 33253325 129129 10021002 38533853 10031003 23062306 Backstitch in one strand 310 403 2400 all details Stitching longer backstitches on your cat’s whiskers will make them look twitchy and realistic FredAldoushasagreatselectionof bells,includingsparklyones,todecorate yourbrooch.Weusedaribbonfromour stashtomakeaneatbowforourcat. EMBELLISHMENT Designed by: Fiona Crouch Design size: 7x6cm Stitch time: 3 hours Fiona Crouch Make a… brooch Step 1 DRAW yourdesiredshapeonthe reverseofyourstitchingandtrim. Cutasecondpieceoffelttothe sameshape. Step 2 WHIP stitchthe two pieces togethermostofthewayaround. Stufflightlyandfinishsewing. Whipstitchasafetypintotheback. • Natural felt, two 20x20cm pieces • 14 count waste canvas, 15x15cm • Safety pin For stockist details see page 92 ned by: Fiona Crouch 25AUGUST 2013 JUST FOR FUN
  24. 24. ome of the most exciting embroidery artists currently catching our eye are those combining stitching with other art forms. We’ve spotted needles and thread being applied to everything from photos to screen prints, but the work of Linda Calverley has to be among our favourites. Combining embroidery with her own digitally manipulated prints and techniques such as painting, her work has fantastic depth, texture and vibrancy. We sat down for a chat with her about how she embarked on a creative journey relatively late in life, and steal a few tips on how to try out her style at home... Tell us a bit about yourself – how did you become an artist? I’m married and have two grown-up children. I was a stay-at-home mum S but tried my hand at designing knitting motifs and patterns while the children were small, then later started making cross stitch patterns. I wanted to learn a bit more about freestyle embroidery so enrolled on a City and Guilds course, and enjoyed it so much that I decided to go even further and try for a degree at Cleveland College of Art and Design. I finally completed my BA in Textiles and Surface Design in 2005 at the age of 52. Have you always been creative and crafty? Yes, I suppose I have. As a small child I enjoyed colouring books and cutting figures and furniture from catalogues to make paper dolls and homes. I also won an egg decorating competition! Later in senior school I was introduced to embroidery – the girls had to do it instead of art. I enjoyed embroidery but wanted to do art too! How would you describe your artistic style? An eclectic mix of experimental mixed media techniques. Linda CalverleyThe textile artist explains how she creates her stunning mixed media pieces and offers her own DIY tips ‘Echinaceas’: Stitched flowers Embroidery onaprinted photograph AUGUST 201326 An interview with... Interview by Jessica Bateman
  25. 25. Who or what inspires you? It could be anything – a flower, a landscape, a textured rock or even just words. Whenever I experience a mental block I find talking to my arty friends helpful – something they say can often spark an idea off. I’ve stayed in touch with some of the girls I met at college – we meet regularly to chat and show each other what we’ve been working on. ³ How did you first start combining embroidery with digital imagery? What gave you the idea? During my degree I was introduced to digital printing, and my final show was a range of digitally printed fabrics. After graduating I purchased a used A3 printer and fitted it with fabric inks, and also began altering photographs on the computer to use as fabric designs. I then started wondering what the fabric would look like wrapped around a canvas and how to make it look different to a photograph. Talk us through your creative process It changes with each piece – it’s quite experimental and based on trial and error. If something doesn’t work well then I’ll try a different way the next time. For example, Magical & Mystical uses digitally printed and transferred printed fabric with appliqué, Digitallyprinted andstitched fabricfloweron paintedcanvas ‘TimeforTea’usesa vintagetablecloth asbackground I wanted to learn more about freehand embroidery, so enrolled on a City & Guilds course“ “ Screenprintwith appliquéand embroidery 27AUGUST 2013
  26. 26. machine embroidery, hand embroidery and beading on top. With Time for Tea, I painted parts of a vintage tablecloth and used it as the background. Different items in the scene were painted, embellished with hand embroidery and attached to the background cloth. I also hand quilted the ‘wallpaper’ in the background. My big printer has long since broken, so if I want small pieces (up to A4) of digital imagery I now use transfer paper. If I want a larger piece printing then I find a company to do it for me. I’ve also started using pattern design site Spoonflower to sell my designs. Who are your favourite artists working with textiles/ embroidery right now? Miyuki Sakai, Annemieke Mein, Sue Stone, Mister Finch, Frederique Morrel, Cayce Zavaglia and Michala Gyetvai (Kayla Coo). Do you practise any other crafts for pleasure at home? As well as embroidery I also enjoy book making, fabric design, stamp making, mono prints, button making, photo montages, experimenting with new techniques... lots of things really! I am currently working on themed books in different colours and am trying to use up some of the huge stash of materials and treasures that I’ve accumulated over the years. My husband recently bought me a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and I’m really enjoying using it creatively. www.linsart.co.uk My process changes with each piece – it’s quite experimental and based on trial and error!“ “ Acryliconcanvaswithheavily embroideredelements INSPIRING PEOPLE 28AUGUST 2013
  27. 27. Left:‘House Triptich’ Bottom:‘Magical &Mystical’and ‘Seascene’ GIVE IT A TRY If you’d like to unleash your creativity and give Linda’s style of stitched art a go, you may be pleasantly surprised to find it’s easier than you think. Here are her top tips for beginners… 1Start with a small project – try the A4 pre-prepared fabric sheets for inkjet printers or T-shirt transfer papers. Avoid the very plastic-like ones though – they’re not good for stitching on. 2If you don’t want to put fabric through the computer, there are other ways of transferring images – try gel medium, mod podge or freezer paper (wax paper) without fabric. There are lots of tutorials available online. 3Print the design on paper first to check for mistakes and ensure you still like it – sometimes things look a little different on a computer screen! If it’s larger than A4, print out sections and join them together. 4When using fabric in a computer – whether pre-prepared or creating your own with freezer paper – make sure it goes in the printer straight to avoid getting stuck. 5Make sure there are no loose threads at the edges of the fabric before using the printer. 6Some projects don’t look their best until they are totally finished, so don’t be put off along the way! INSPIRING PEOPLE 29AUGUST 2013
  28. 28. 30AUGUST 2013 WHIP IT UP
  29. 29. LOVE STITCHING Reminisce about retro seaside treats with this pop art-inspired cushion. First in a two-part series by Felicity Hall Whip it up y Halll Part1
  30. 30. 32AUGUST 2013 WHIP IT UP 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 10 20 30 40 50 60 30405060 Designed by: Felicity Hall Design size: 27x27cm Stitch time: 68 hours DMC Anchor Madeira Cross stitch in three strands 301301 10491049 23062306 307307 290290 01040104 (2) 433433 358358 20082008 445445 288288 01030103 (2) 666666 046046 02100210 (2) 677677 885885 22072207 746746 275275 01010101 955955 203203 12101210 (2) 976976 10011001 23022302 37083708 026026 04080408 (2) 38273827 311311 23012301 38283828 888888 21032103 38433843 10891089 11021102 38463846 10901090 11031103 Backstitch in one strand 3843 1089 1102 all details (2) indicates more than one skein required WHIP IT UP 10 30 40 50 60 Designed by: Felicity Hall D i i 27 27 22202222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222 GET YOURS ON PAGE 78 MATERIALS PACKS
  31. 31. 33AUGUST 2013 LOVE STITCHING 0102030 10 20 30 40 50 60 Felicity Hall
  32. 32. 34AUGUST 2013 WHIP IT UP Use a knitting needle to push the stuffing firmly into the corners of your cushion Make a… cushion Step 1 TRIM yourstitchingto31x31cm. Sandwichbetweenyourtwo piecesofbackingfabric.Sew aroundtheedges,leavingan openingforturning. Step 2 CLIP thecornersandturnyour cushionrightsideout.Stuffand slipstitchtheopeningclosed. NEXT MONTH COLLECT THE SECOND DESIGN IN THIS SERIES, A STRIPEY TRIBUTE TO THE FAB LOLLY, IN ISSUE 270 • 25 count white evenweave, 47x47cm • White backing fabric, two 31x31cm pieces • Stuffing For stockist details see page 92
  33. 33. 36AUGUST 2013 WOVEN WITH LOVE • 28 count white evenweave, 12x25cm each • White backing fabric, 5x15cm each • Cotton cord, 200cm each For stockist details see page 92
  34. 34. JUST FOR FUN Woven With Love Remember making friendship bracelets in the playground? Our cross stitched versions make perfect presents for stylish grown-up girls – choose from 12 different colourful designs!
  35. 35. 38AUGUST 2013 lf you’re not sure about your cord length,make it extralong and trim when you’re finished t b tt b t whwwh Stitch on aida! For a faster finish, choose 14 count white aida Anchor DMC Madeira Cross stitch in three strands 001001 B5200B5200 24012401 040040 956956 27072707 059059 38313831 06030603 100100 552552 27142714 122 38073807 27022702 186186 959959 11131113 254254 38193819 14091409 303303 742742 01070107 316316 740740 02020202 940940 792792 09050905 10921092 964964 11041104 AngelaPoole
  36. 36. 39AUGUST 2013 JUST FOR FUN
  37. 37. 40AUGUST 2013 For a no sew finish, fold in the edges of your stitching and glue a piece ofplainfelt to theback Make a… bracelet Step 1 MEASURE yourwrist circumferenceusingapiece ofcord.Add28cmtothis measurementandcuttwo pieces of cord tothislength. Step 2 TRIM yourstitching,leaving1cm aroundeachedge.Cutapieceof backingfabrictothesamesize. Rightsidestogether,sewalong thetwolongedges. Step 3 Step 4 TURN yourbraceletrightsideout andthreadthecordsthroughthe bracelet,knottingeachend.Tuck intherawendsofthebraceletand topstitchinplace. FINISH yourbraceletwithknots, orcreateaslidingclaspusing cobrastitch.Stitchacrossa2cm sectionoftheoverlappedcords. Designed by: Angela Poole Design size: 2x13cm each Stitch time: 4 hours each How to… cobra stitch Step 1 WITH a piece of cord centred under yourbraceletcords,createahalfknot, asshownabove.Pullthecordtight. Step 2 REVERSE thehalfknot,keepingthe leftcordaboveandtherightcord belowasshown.Pulltight. Step 3 CONTINUE alternatingthetwohalf knots.Finishbyweavingintheends andtrimclosetotheknots.
  38. 38. †The website and phone number above are for UK orders. To order from overseas, call +44 (0)1604 251 045. Lines open week days 8.30am-9.30pm, Saturday 8.30am-4pm. Missed an issue? Order your back issues in print or as digital editions today and keep on cross stitching! BACKISSUES Call us on: 0844 848 2852 † Visit the website: www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk† 2 WAYS TO ORDER Issue 268 • Holiday 2013Issue 267 • July 2013 Issue 264 • April 2013Issue 263 • March 2013 Issue 266 • June 2013Issue 265 • May 2013 2013 (Print back issues only) Find even more back issues in digital format! Go to Apple Newsstand for iPad and iPhone Go to Zinio for Android or PC/Mac www.zinio.com/ crossstitcher www.crossstitcher magazine.co.uk/digital
  39. 39. 42FEBRAURY 2012 FOR YOUR HOME Create your own toys, accessories, soft furnishings and more from felt – over 30 sweet and stunning projects for you to make! ON SALE NOW! In the UK: Available from WH Smith & all good newsagents In the US: Available from Barnes & Noble, Booksamillion & JoAnns Apple Newsstand: www.molliemakes.com/digital (find it under‘Special Editions’) Or buy a print copy from www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk STITCHED FELTIES NEEDLE FELTING HOME DÉCOR KIDS IDEAS NEW! 33 PROJECTS TO MAKE TODAY PRETTY ACCESSORIES SOFT FURNISHINGS Simple makes s Cute woodland felties s Easy floral garland s Gorgeous brooches s Pretty wool wreath Beautiful handmade toys & gifts from felt SWEET STITCHES FREE BOOK FOR EVERY p100 SUMMER 2013 PRINTED IN THE UK £7.99 SUMMER 2013 FELTINGsHOMEDÉCORsKIDSIDEAS ONLY £7.99 3 TS TO ODAYO REE OOK EVERY 100 SUMMER 0
  40. 40. BIG FISHOur dazzling geometric µVK LV WKH PRVW FRORXUIXO FKDUDFWHU LQ WKH RFHDQ 43AUGUST 2013 ON TREND
  41. 41. 0 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 10 20 30 40 50 60 102030405060 10 20 44AUGUST 2013 BIG FISH
  42. 42. 20 30 40 50 60 DMC Anchor Madeira Cross stitch in two strands 165165 253253 14141414 209209 109109 08030803 210210 108108 08020802 445445 288288 01030103 472472 264264 14091409 553553 098098 07120712 704704 255255 13081308 (2) 956956 040040 06110611 957957 050050 06120612 963963 023023 05030503 972972 298298 01070107 973973 290290 01050105 992992 10721072 12021202 995995 410410 11021102 37503750 10351035 17121712 38443844 433433 11031103 38463846 10901090 11051105 (2) indicates more than one skein required Designed by: Maria Diaz Design size: 25x22cm Stitch time: 63 hours wo of the biggest trends in the design world over the past year have been neon shades and geometric patterns – from stationery to textiles, we just can’t escape them! This colourful underwater character has clearly been keeping abreast of fashion – his zingy scales would fit right in on the catwalk or aboard a designer sofa. Looking good! T Maria Diaz 45AUGUST 2013 ON TREND
  43. 43. When working the colour patches, trythreadingup anumber of needlesbefore youbegin. Keep them at the side of your stitching until needed Make a… shaped cushion Step 1 Step 2 DRAW yourdesiredshape onthereverseofyourstitching usingawatersolublemarker. Trimyourstitching,leaving seamallowances.Cutyour backingfabricpiecestothe samesizeandshape. SANDWICH yourstitching betweenthebackingpieces. Stitch,leavinganopeningfor turning.Clipcornersandcurves, turnrightsideoutandpress. Stuffyourcushionandslipstitch theopening. StSttS ititttchchchch iittt onononon aaididda!a!a!!FoFoFoFoFoFoF rrrrrrr aaaaaaa fafafafafaaststststststerererererer fifififififininininininishshshshshhninininishshshsh,,,,,,,chchchhchchhhhchhchchhchoooooooooo sesesese aaaaa 111111444444 ccocococc ununununununttttt rururuuuruststststicicicicicicc aaaaaaididididididdaaaaaa Clippingseamsgivesyour cushionasmoothfinish, particularlyoncurvedareas. Cutsmalltrianglesintheseam allowancewhenthecurve bulgesout().Makestraight clipswhenthecurvegoes inward)(.Justmakesureyou don’tclipintoyourstitching. CLIPPING SEAMS WhWhhshaped cushion • 28 count rustic evenweave, 45x45cm • Grey backing fabric, two 45x45cm pieces • Stuffing For stockist details see page 92 GET YOURS ON PAGE 78 MATERIALS PACKS 46AUGUST 2013 BIG FISH
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  47. 47. 50AUGUST 2013 CREEPY CRITTERS Designed by: Genevieve Brading Design size: 20x23cm Stitch time: 15 hours
  48. 48. 51AUGUST 2013 NATURE SPECIAL CREEPYCRITTERSStitch up a colourful collection of wriggly wonders in all the shades of the rainbow
  49. 49. 52AUGUST 2013 CREEPY CRITTERS 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 10 20 30 40 50 60 304050 DMC Anchor Madeira Cross stitch in two strands 310310 403403 24002400 350350 011011 02130213 352352 009009 03030303 445445 288288 01030103 597597 10641064 11101110 740740 316316 02020202 816816 043043 05120512 905905 257257 14121412 906906 256256 14111411 907907 255255 14101410 973973 290290 01050105 37873787 10411041 18111811 37463746 10301030 27022702 38093809 10661066 25072507 38113811 10601060 1111 38343834 100100 08050805 Backstitch in one strand 310 403 2400 all other details 597 1064 1110 legs 905 257 1412 legs, antennae French knots in one strand 310 430 2400 eyes, body We chose a white frame to keep the focus on our stitching, but with so many coloursin the piece your favourite shade is sure to match GET YOURS ON PAGE 78 MATERIALS PACKS
  50. 50. 53AUGUST 2013 NATURE SPECIAL 0102030 10 20 30 40 50 Genevieve Brading
  51. 51. 54AUGUST 2013 CREEPY CRITTERS You could stitch a few of these creepy crawlies separately and make a trio of small frames instead How to… frame a picture Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 CUT a piece of white mount boardtofitinsideyourframe. Placeyourdesigncentrallyover themountboardandpinthe fabricaroundtheboardtosecure, startingatthecentreofeachside andworkingoutward. ONCE you’vefinishedpinning aroundtheentireperimeterand you’rehappywiththepositioning ofyourdesign,turnovertothe reverse.Usedouble-sidedtapeto securethefabricexcessaroundall foursides. SECURE thefabricedgeswith maskingtapeandremovethe pins.Positionyourstitchinginthe frameandbackwithasecond pieceofmountboard.Sealthe edgeswithmoremaskingtape tofinishoff. • 28 count white evenweave, 38x38cm • Wooden frame • Mount board to fit inside your frame For stockist details see page 92 SSte ON arou you ofy reve secu four Stitch on aida! If you’d rather stitch on aida, go for 14 count white aida YY
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  54. 54. Make it a real summer of love with our collection of hippy-inspired motifs. Groovy! pEacE oUT inspiredLet’s get Make a… keychain Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 USE afadingfabricpentodrawyour desiredshapeonthereverseofyour stitching.Trimyourstitchingandasecond pieceoffelttosize. FOLD yourcordinhalfandattachthesplit ring.Pinthetwofeltpiecestogether,right sidesout,withyourleathercord sandwichedbetween. WHIP orblanketstitchtogether,leaving asmallopening.Stuffbeforestitching closed. Decorateyourcord with beads andknottheends. Designed by: Fiona Crouch MATERIALS Key chain • Orange felt, two 12x12cm pieces • 14 count waste canvas 10x10cm • Leather cord, 40cm • Split ring • Pony beads Card • 14 count ecru perforated paper, 10x10cm each • Orange card, 20x10cm each • 3D foam pads For stockist details see page 92 58AUGUST 2013
  55. 55. Make a… card Step 1 Step 2 TRIM yourstitching,leaving atleastoneunstitchedblock allthewayaround. FOLD thepieceofcardin half.Attachyourstitching using3Dfoampads. LET’S GET INSPIRED
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Cut out and attach to a denim jacket or canvas tote. 2Make a hippy headband. Stitch a few small designs on a long thin strip of felt and sew the ends together. 3Stitch onto some patterned fabric and make into a drawstring bag, perfect for a sunflower seed snack. DMC Anchor Madeira Cross stitch in three strands 318318 235235 18021802 407407 914914 23122312 553553 098098 07120712 554554 095095 07110711 703703 238238 13071307 726726 295295 01090109 727727 293293 01100110 741741 314314 02030203 813813 140140 10131013 37083708 031031 04080408 33263326 036036 08130813 38653865 926926 24032403 Backstitch in one strand 310 403 2400 all details French knots in one strand 310 403 2400 eyes 61AUGUST 2013 LET’S GET INSPIRED
  58. 58. Buy kits of stunning heirloom designs from our sister magazine Cross Stitch Collection. Delivered straight to your door, they include all you need to start stitching straight away! Sunflower Bouquet Issue 119 by Sheila Hudson KITCONTAINS: •14countaidaOR28countevenweave •Size 24 tapestry needle •Pre-sortedstrandedcotton •Thread organiser •Colour chartandkey CrossStitcherprice:£23.00(£20.70 for subscribers) S fl B Poppy Bouquet Issue 122 by Sheila Hudsont KITCONTAINS: •14countaidaOR28countevenweave •Size 24 tapestry needle •Pre-sortedstrandedcotton •Threadorganiser •Colour chartandkey CrossStitcherprice:£23.00(£20.70 for subscribers)
  59. 59. Project name Price Sunflower bouquet (evenweave or aida ) £23.00 Poppy bouquet (evenweave or aida ) £23.00 Daffodil bouquet (evenweave or aida ) £23.00 Festive bouquet (evenweave or aida ) £23.00 Total*Cross Stitcher subscriber discount number: (You’ll find your subscriber number on the address label) ORDER FORM Daffodil Bouquet Issue 115 by Sheila Hudsont KITCONTAINS: •14countaidaOR28countevenweave •Size 24 tapestry needle •Pre-sortedstrandedcotton •Thread organiser •Colour chartandkey CrossStitcherprice:£23.00(£20.70 for subscribers) Festive Bouquet Issue 110 by Sheila Hudsont KITCONTAINS: •14countaidaOR28countevenweave •Size 24 tapestry needle •Pre-sortedstrandedcotton •Threadorganiser •Colour chartandkey CrossStitcherprice:£23.00(£20.70 for subscribers) FREE P&P (to UK only) Your Details Title Forename(s) Surname Address Postcode Country Daytime tel no. (inc. STD) Mobile Email Payment Method Cheque payable to: West Coast Embroidery* Postal Order Mastercard Visa American Express Maestro * Sterling cheques drawn on UK bank accounts only * last 3 numbers on back of card We may send you details of promotions and third parties that may be of interest to you. Please tick this box if you do not wish to receive such offers Card no: Expiry date Security code* / Issue no & Valid date (Maestro only) / By phone: 0170 487 3301 By email: futurekits@westcoastembroidery.co.uk POSTAGE To UK: FREE To Europe: £4.00 To rest of world: £6.00 Please add the appropriate amount to your payment. Allow 28 days for delivery. WAYS TO ORDERTHREE By post: send coupon below to: Future Kits, Mayflower House, 67 Liverpool Road, Formby, Liverpool L37 6BU
  60. 60. 64AUGUST 2013 YOU’RE MY SUNSHINE
  61. 61. Make someone happy when skies are grey with this EHDXWLIXO VXQ¶RZHU VKRXOGHU EDJ DQG DFFHVVRULHV VHW Designed by: Rebecca Tuffnell Design size: 23x23cm Stitch time: 60 hours
  62. 62. 66AUGUST 2013 YOU’RE MY SUNSHINE 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 10 20 30 40 50 60 30405060 YOU’RE MY SUNSHINE DMC Anchor Madeira Cross stitch in two strands 368368 214214 13101310 369369 10431043 12091209 415415 398398 18021802 612612 832832 21082108 613613 831831 21092109 644644 391391 18141814 743743 305305 01130113 744744 301301 01120112 745745 300300 01110111 746746 275275 01010101 30243024 397397 18051805 30463046 887887 22062206 Backstitch in one strand White 002 2402 centres 414 235 1801 all other details
  63. 63. 67AUGUST 2013 GIFT INSPIRATION 0102030 10 20 30 40 50 60 RebeccaTuffnell
  64. 64. YOU’RE MY SUNSHINE Enlarge by 147% and cut on the fold, adding seam allowances Template Make a… bag Step 1 TRIM yourstitching,backing andtwoliningpiecesusingthe templateandaddingseam allowances.Backyourlining piecesandtwocontrasting stripswithfusiblefleece. Step 2 MAKE 1cmpleatsinthelong contrastpiece.Sewthepleated pieceacrossthetopofyour stitching.Sewthefleecebacked stripstothetopofeachlining pieceandtheremainingstrip tothebackingpiece. Step 3 Step 4 RIGHT sidestogether,sewyour stitchingandbackingpiecealong thecurvededges.Cliptheseams andturnout.Repeatwithlining pieces.Place the lininginsidethe bag,wrongsidestogether. LINE upthetopstripstomake flapsandturnundertheraw edges.Topstitchalongeachflap, reinforcingwheretheseamsjoin. Marktheplacementofyourbag handlesandsewinplaceusing backstitch. Bag • 28 count white evenweave, 45x45cm • Backing fabric, 40x40cm • Lining fabric, two 40x40cm pieces • Contrast fabric, three 24x9cm and one 48x9cm pieces • Fusible fleece, 75x32cm (optional) • Leather bag handles, 55cm For stockist details see page 92 lf you don’t want to splash out on leather bag handles, try sewing a fabric pair Weloveusingfusiblefleeceto giveourbagssomestructure, whilekeepingthemsoft.It alsohelpsyouavoidbulky seams,asyoudon’tneedto addseamallowanceslikeyou dowithbatting. FUSIBLE FLEECE
  65. 65. 69AUGUST 2013 Make a… headband Step 1 DRAW yourdesiredshapeonthe wrongsideofyourstitchingand trimalongthelinecarefully.Cuta pieceofwhitefelttothesamesize andshape. Step 2 RIGHT sidesout,sewclosetothe edge,leavingasmallopening. Stufflightly,andstitchclosed. Whipstitchyourhaircliptothe back.Wearalone,orattachtoa plainheadband. 0 0 10 10 10 10 DMC Anchor Madeira Cross stitch in two strands 368368 214214 13101310 369369 10431043 12091209 415415 398398 18021802 612612 832832 21082108 613613 831831 21092109 644644 391391 18141814 743743 305305 01130113 744744 301301 01120112 745745 300300 01110111 746746 275275 01010101 30243024 397397 18051805 30463046 887887 22062206 Backstitch in one strand White 002 2402 centres 414 235 1801 all other details Headband •28 count white evenweave, 20x20cm •White felt, 12x12cm •Crocodile hair clip •Stuffing For stockist details see page 92 RebeccaTuffnell
  66. 66. 70AUGUST 2013 YOU’RE MY SUNSHINE Stitch on aida! For a faster finish, choose a 14 count white aida YOU’RE MY SUNSHINE Drawstring bag •28 count white evenweave, 25x28cm •White backing fabric, 13x21cm •Lining fabric, two 13x21cm and one 80x2cm pieces For stockist details see page 92 DMC Anchor Madeira Cross stitch in two strands 368368 214214 13101310 369369 10431043 12091209 415415 398398 18021802 612612 832832 21082108 613613 831831 21092109 644644 391391 18141814 743743 305305 01130113 744744 301301 01120112 745745 300300 01110111 746746 275275 01010101 30243024 397397 18051805 30463046 887887 22062206 Backstitch in one strand White 002 2402 centres 414 235 1801 all other details GET YOURS ON PAGE 78 MATERIALS PACKS
  67. 67. 71AUGUST 2013 GIFT INSPIRATION Make a… drawstring bag Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 TRIM yourstitchingto13x21cm andbackwithapieceofwhite fabric.Sewyourstitchingandone liningpiecealongthetopedge. Repeatwiththebackingand secondliningpiece. Openout andpress. PIN thetwopieces,rightsides together,matchingseamlines.Pin 3cmbelowtheseamlineonthe outerfabricandsewthesidesand bottomoftheouterbagbetween thepins. SEW theliningalongthesides only,leavinga2cmgapfromthe previousstitching.Turnthebag rightsideout.Topstitchthe remainingopening,before pushingthelininginside. FOLD yourlongstripoffabricin halfandsewanarrowseamalong theedge.Turnrightsideout.Cut inhalfandknoteachend.Thread thesethrough thesideopenings inthebag. 0 0 10 20 30 10 20 30 1020 10 20 Turning drawstrings rightsideoutisacinch when you use a loop turner from your local haberdashery RebeccaTuffnell
  68. 68. 72AUGUST 2013 stitchingYourDrop us a line to pin your projects into our album! Email your photos to crossstitcher@futurenet.co.uk I made this summer wreath using the bee and ladybug patterns from the March 2012 issue. Megan Parkinson, USA I’ve done nearly all the designs in yourmagazine since I got a subscription lastSeptember, but this was my favourite. Ren Taylor, Suffolk This is my first big stitching project. Iwas so pleased with how it turned out that I had it professionally framed! Rebecca Licence, Hampshire Here are my two latest complete projects.I’ve been managing to stitch one piece amonth since February – phew! Cecile Araneta Cacho, Philippines I started cross stitching aged 23, and was taught by two women from a localcraft club. I find it so relaxing. Tom Brealey, Swadlincote I stitched this bookmark using motifs from Let’s Get Inspired in the Holiday 2013 issue. I love reading so it’s a perfect project! Veronica Paratico, Italy This is my finished butterfly from the April 2013 issue. I will hang it with pride in my daughter’s room. Monique Spierenburgh, Netherlands I took this scene from the cards in the January 2010 issue, added a border and made it into a hanger for my uncle. Kelly Mehl, via Email facebook.com/ CrossStitcherMag @XStitchmagazine pinterest.com/ xstitchmagazine crossstitchermagazine.co.uk Stay in touch...
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  71. 71. These playful polka dot character cards make perfect birthday greetings for big and little girls alike 75AUGUST 2013
  72. 72. Anchor DMC Madeira Cross stitch in two strands 001001 B5200B5200 24012401 033033 37063706 04090409 295295 726726 01090109 297297 725725 01050105 301301 744744 01120112 372372 422422 21022102 373373 38283828 21032103 386386 38233823 25122512 387387 EcruEcru 23142314 942942 739739 20132013 10111011 948948 23082308 10201020 37133713 08080808 10801080 842842 19071907 10981098 38013801 02110211 Backstitch in two strands 1098 3801 0211 zig zag stitching, shoes, lead Backstitch in one strand 001 B5200 2401 dresses 236 3799 1713 all other details 373 3828 2103 ice cream cone French knots in one strand 033 3706 0409 ice cream 236 3799 1713 eyes • 14 count white aida, 25x25cm each • White card, 28x18cm each • Patterned paper, printed from our website • 3D foam pads (optional) For stockist details see page 92 Designed by: Angela Poole Design size: 8x12cm each Stitch time: 6.5 hours each 0 0 10 20 30 10 20 30 1020 10 20 TFFTFFT FTFTFFFTFTF FTFFFTFTFFFTF FTFFTFFTFFTFFT ttFtFTFTFFFTFTFFF tttttTFFFTFTFFFTFTF tttsttFFTFFTFFTFFTFFT ttttttTFT~FFTFTFFFTFT tt~tTFF~~~TFFFTFTFF F~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~F T~~ 0 ~~~~~ 0 ~~T F~~000~~~~~000~~F F~~ 0 ~~~~~ 0 ~~F FT~~HH~~~~~~~HH~~TF FFT~HHH~~~~~HHH~TFF FTFF~~H~~~~~~~H~~FFT TFTFFF~~~~~~~~~~FFTFTF FFTFTFF~~~~~~FTFTFFF FTFFTFF~~FTFFTFFT ~~ ~~~~ s~~~~~~e eseseseses sesesesesese sesesesesese ~~ sese ~ ~~ sese ~~ ~ sese ~~ ~eseses ~~~ sesesese ~~ eseseseses ~~ sesesesesese ~~ sesesesesese ~ eseseseseseses sesesesesesesese eseseseseseseseses eseseseseseseseseseses sesesesesesesesesese eseseseseseseseses h hh eseseseseseses hHhhhhHh ~~ ~~ hhhIIhhh ~~ ~~ IIIIIh ~~ ~~ hIIIIIh ~~ ~~ h hIhIIhh ~~ ~~ h hhIIhh ~ ~ hhhhhhhhs ~ ~ IIhsssshh ~ ~ hhIIIIIhhh ~ ~ hIhhIhIIIh ~ ~ hIhhIhhIhIh ~~ ~~ hIhhIhhhIIh s~~ ~~s IhhIhhhhIhh ss ss hhhIIhhIIIh xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 0 ~ ~ 0 0 ~ ~ 0 0 ~ ~ 0 0 ~ ~ 0 0 0 10 20 30 10 20 30 1020 10 20 sssssss sssssssss sssssssssss sssssssssssss sssssssssssssss sssssssssssssss sssssssssssssssss sssssssssssssssss sssssssssssssssss sssssssssssssssss sssssssssssssssss sssssssssssssss sssssssssssssss sssssssssssssss TFFTFFT sssssssssssss FTFTFFFTFTF sssssssssss FTFFFTFTFFFTF sssssssss FTFFTFFTFFTFFT sssssss TFFFTFTFFFTFTFFF sssss FTFTFFFTFTFFFTFT sss FFTFFTFFTFFTFFTFF s TFFFTFT~FFTFTFFFT F~FTFF~~~TFFFTFTF TF~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~F FT~~ 0 ~~~~~ 0 ~~T FF~~000~~~~~000~~F TF~~ 0 ~~~~~ 0 ~~F FT~~HH~~~~~~~HH~~T FFFT~HHH~~~~~HHH~TFF FTFF~~H~~~~~~~H~~FFTF FTFTFFF~~~~~~~~~~FFTFT FFTFTFF~~~~~~FTFTFF FTFFTFF~~FTFFTF ~~ ~~~~ t~~~~~~p ptptptptpt tptptptptptp tptptptptptp ~ ~~ tptp ~~ ~~ ~~ tptp ~ ~~ ~ tptp ~~ ~ ~ptptpt ~~~ tptptptp ~~ ptptptptpt tptptptptptp tptptptptptp ptptptptptptpt tptptptptptptptp SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ptptptptptptptptpt SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ptptptptptptptptptptptp SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS tptptptptptptptptptpt SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ptptptptptptptptpt SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ptptptptptptpt SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ~~ ~~ SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ~~ ~~ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ~~ ~~ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ~~ ~~ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ~~ ~~ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ~ ~ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ~ ~ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ~ ~ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ~ ~ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ~ ~ ~~ ~~ s~~ ~~s ss ss 0 ~ ~ 0 0 ~ ~ 0 0 ~ ~ 0 0 ~ ~ 0 Angela Poole Angela Poole 76AUGUST 2013 HERE COME THE GIRLS
  73. 73. Visit www.crossstitcher magazine.co.uk to download your free patterned paper Make a… patch card Step 1 ATTACH yourpatternedpapertothefront ofyourwhitecardusingdouble-sided tape.Trimanyexcesspaperandfoldinhalf. Step 2 TRIM yourstitchingleavingafew unstitchedblocksaroundtheedgesand fraytheouterrow.Backyourstitchingwith whitecard.Attachtothefrontofyourcard usingdouble-sidedtapeor3Dfoampads foraraisedfinish. Foracrispfold,scorethecentreofyour cardusingastraightedgeandtheback ofacraftknifebeforefolding.Don’tpress toohard,oryoumaycutthepapereven thoughyou’renotusingtheblade. CRISP FOLDS 0 0 10 20 30 10 20 30 1020 10 20 sss sssss ssssss sss sssssss sssss ssssssss sssssss ssssssss sssssss sssssss ssssssss sssssss ssssssss ssssss sss ssssssssssssssssssss sssssssssssssssssss sssttsssssssssss sssssssttttsssssssss TFFTFFT ssssssssssttttssssssss FTFTFFFTFTF sssssssssssstts sssss FTFFFTFTFFFTF sssssssssssssssss TFFTFFTFFTFFTF ssssssssssssssssss FFFTFTFFFTFTFFFT sssssss ssssssssss FTFTFFFTFTFFFTFTF sss ssssssssssss TFFTFFTFFTFFTFFTFF sssssssssssss TFTFFFTFTFF~TFTFFFT ssssss ssssss FFTFTFFFT~~~FFTF~F ssssss sssss F~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~FT ssss sss T~~ 0 ~~~~~ 0 ~~TF sss F~~000~~~~~000~~FF F~~ 0 ~~~~~ 0 ~~FTF FT~~HH~~~~~~~HH~~TFTF FFFT~HHH~~~~~HHH~TFFFT FFTFF~~H~~~~~~~H~~FFTF TFTFF~~~~~~~~~~FFFTF FFTFTF~~~~~~FFTFTF FTFFTF~~FFTFFT ~~ ~~~~ 0~~~~~~t tttttt0tt0 t0tt0ttttttt ~ tttttt0tt0tt ~~ ~~ tttt ~~ ~~ ~ 0tt0 ~~ ~~ ~~ tttt ~ ~~~ ttt0tt~ ~~ t0ttttt0 tttt0ttttt t0tttttt0ttt ttt0ttttttt0 ttttttt0tttttt ttt0tttttttttttt t0ttttt0tttt0ttt0t tttttttttttttttttttttt 0ttt0tttttt0ttt0tttt tttttt0tttttttttt0 tttttttttt0ttt ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ~~ ~~ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ~~ ~~ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ~~ ~~ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ~ ~ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ~ ~ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~ ~~ s~~ ~~s ss ss 0 ~ ~ 0 0 ~ ~ 0 0 ~ ~ 0 0 ~ ~ 0 0 0 10 20 30 10 20 30 1020 10 20 TFFTFFT FTFTFFFTFTF FTFFFTFTFFFTF TFFTFFTFFTFFTF FFFTFTFFFTFTFFFT FTFTFFFTFTFFFTFTF TFFTFFTFFTFFTFFTFF TFTFFFTFTFF~TFTFFFT FFTFTFFFT~~~FFTF~F F~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~FT T~~ 0 ~~~~~ 0 ~~TF F~~000~~~~~000~~FF F~~ 0 ~~~~~ 0 ~~FTF FT~~HH~~~~~~~HH~~TFTF FFFT~HHH~~~~~HHH~TFFFT FxxxF~~H~~~~~~~H~~FFTF xsxFF~~~~~~~~~~FFFTF xxxxxTFTF~~~~~~FFTFTF xxxxxxTFFTF~~FFTFFT xxxxxx ~~ xxxx ~~~~ fxxf s~~~~~~s fff ssssssssss ff ssssssssssss ~ff ssssssssssss ~f ~~ ssss ~~ f~~ ~ ssss ~~ ~~ ~~ ssss ~ ~~~ ssss0s~ ~~ s0ssssss sssssssss0 ssssss0sssss 0ss0ssssssss sssssssss0ssss ssssssssssssss0s ssss0sss0sssssssss ss0sssssssssss0sssssss sssssssssssssssss0ss ss0ss0sss0ssssssss sssssssssss0ss ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ~ ~ SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ~ ~ SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ~~ ~~ SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS s~~ ~~s SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ss ss SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 0 ~ ~ 0 0 ~ ~ 0 0 ~ ~ 0 0 ~ ~ 0 Angela Poole Angela Poole a… patch card 77AUGUST 2013 GIRLIE CARDS
  74. 74. Creepy Critters page 50, by Floss & Mischief YOURMATERIALSPACKCONTAINS: •28countevenweaveOR14countaida•Size24tapestry needle•Pre-sortedstrandedcotton•Threadorganiser CrossStitcherprice:£17.00 Big Fish page 43, by Maria Diaz YOURMATERIALSPACKCONTAINS: •28countevenweaveOR14countaida•Size24tapestry needle•Pre-sortedstrandedcotton•Threadorganiser CrossStitcherprice:£22.00 %X WKH PDWHULDOV RX¯OO QHHG WR VWLWFK µYH RI RXU IDYRXULWH SURMHFWV IURP WKLV LVVXH Whip it Up page 30, by Felicity Hall YOURMATERIALSPACKCONTAINS: •25countevenweave •Size24tapestryneedle•Pre- sortedstrandedcotton•Threadorganiser CrossStitcherprice:£23.00 You’re my Sunshine page 64, by Rebecca Tuffnell YOURMATERIALSPACKCONTAINS: •28countevenweaveOR14countaida•Size24tapestry needle•Pre-sortedstrandedcotton•Threadorganiser CrossStitcherprice:£27.00
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  77. 77. Every issue we bring you a new stitching technique. This month, make Jenny Dixon’s pretty embroidered peg bag Plus... • Jenny’s stitching tips Turn over...New technique: Embroidered peg bag Use appliqué and decorative stitches to create a gorgeous peg bag – taken from Mollie Makes Feathered Friends
  78. 78. Brighten up wash days with this gorgeous embroidered peg bag Pretty peg bag Yes you can!
  79. 79. 83AUGUST 2013 D oing the laundry is never high on our list of favourite tasks – we’d always much rather be stitching – so any accessory that can make this chore just that little bit more glamorous is a winner in our books. With the help of a needle, thread and sewing machine you can whip up this beautiful embellished bag to stash your pegs in and prettify your washing line. The design is reminiscent of vintage linens, and we love the appliquéed details.
  80. 80. AUGUST 201384 Template - photocopy at 204% After enlarging the embroidery template, traceit onto your linen using a washable or fading fabric pen Follow these steps to stitch and appliqué a pretty bag for your pegs HOW TO… MAKE AN EMBROIDERED PEG BAG TRACE thetemplateonto fabric.Chainstitchthelower birdintwostrandsofdark turquoiseandthetopbirdin lightturquoise.Chainstitchthe lineinonestrandofgrey. Step 1 TO MAKE the clothes,trace templatesoftheshirts,shorts andskirt.IronBondawebonto thebackofyourfabricscraps andcutoutusingyour templates.Ironintoposition. Step 2 USING onestrandofdarkgrey thread,workachainstitch aroundtheclothingoutlines, thenworkthe details.Stitch linestorepresentthepegsand sewbuttonsontheblouse. Step 3 USE thebagtemplateaboveto cutyourstitchedpiece,back andliningpieces.Markthe openingonthefront.Place frontandliningpiecesright sidestogetherandpin. Step 4
  81. 81. AUGUST 2013 85 TOP TIPS FROM DESIGNER... Jenny Dixon I’ve loved making things for as long as I can remember. Blue Peter was essential viewing, and my whole family were always forced to hand over any interesting empty boxes, fabric scraps or tape they had lying around. Stitching became my passion around the age of nine when I received an embroidery set in a little cardboard chest of drawers for Christmas. The top opened to reveal a heavenly selection of thread reels in every colour imaginable. I just used to stare at it – it was far too lovely to use! Eventually my mum patiently taught me lazy daisy stitch, which then featured on all my dolls’ clothes. I’ve been lucky enough to work for all sorts of craft magazines over the years, and was thrilled to be asked to contribute to the latest book in the Mollie Makes series. These are my tips to help you enjoy my swallows peg bag. Brighten up dull tasks Look around for practical items to embellish. It can really cheer up the household chores if you have practical items to enjoy as you work. Add interest with appliqué My peg bag design is full of little ‘cheats’. First off, there’s no difficult stitching. Using appliqué shapes in pretty prints does a lot of the decorative work for you. It uses the tiniest of scraps, so it’s worth saving every little off-cut. Bondaweb is your best friend It’ll make stitching around your appliqué shapes easier and prevent frayed edges if you miss a bit (everyone does!) It’s a numbers game You only have to use one stitch for this project (chain stitch) which is varied by working in different numbers of threads. Voilà – you’ve learnt one stitch but doubled your repertoire. Do the hoop-la My most formal piece of advice is that it pays to use a hoop. It only needs to be small, and you can move it around the fabric as you work parts of the design. It makes your project portable too. Drink up! My most fun advice is what quilter Barbara Chainey told me – pour a gin and tonic to help relax and get into a great stitching rhythm. Cheers! jennysbuttonjar.wordpress.com STITCH aline6mmaroundthe markedopening.Cutthrough bothfabriclayersalongthe lineof the opening.Foldthe stitchedfrontthroughthe openingandpresstofinish. Step 5 PLACE thelinedfrontontop ofthepegbag,rightsides together,andstitchallaround theouteredge,leavingagap atthetop.Turnrightsideout throughtheopeningandpress. Step 6 MAKE atinytubeoffabricby doublingoveranarrowstrip ofthebackfabricandsewing alongthelongedge.Thread ontoyourhangerhookand gathertheendstorucheit. Step 7 POST thehangerintothepeg bagopeningandpushthe hookoutthroughthetinygap leftatthetop.Tofinish,adda littletieofmatchingfabricto thebaseofthehook. Step 8 READER OFFER MOLLIEMAKESFEATHERED FRIENDS (Collins & Brown) To get the book for just £7.00 (RRP £9.99), plus free UK P&P, call 0844 5768122 quoting reference CH1753. www.lovecrafts.co.uk
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  83. 83. STRANDEDCOTTON Embroiderythreadisalsocommonlyreferred toasstrandedcotton.Eachthreadlengthismade upofsixstrandsofcottontwistedtogether.The chartkeywillindicatehowmanystrandsyou’llneed tostitchyourdesignwith. EMBROIDERYSCISSORS Embroideryscissorsareanabsolutemust-havefor stitchersandcanbepickedupforjustafewpounds. Keepyourssharpbyonlyusingthemtocutthreads –thatwayadecentpairshouldlastyoualifetime. NEEDLES Forbasicstitchingyou’llneedatapestryneedle thathasablunttipandlargeeye.Useasize24 needleformostaidas,andasize26forevenweaves andlinens.Useasharpembroideryneedlefor finerdetailssuchasbackstitchandFrenchknots. AIDA Aidaisanidealchoiceforcrossstitchbeginners. 14countisthemostcommon,althoughit’savailable inahugevarietyofcoloursandcounts.Eachcross stitchisworkedoverasingleaidablock,making countingandkeepingyourplaceacinch. EVENWEAVE Evenweaveismuchsimplertoworkwiththanyou mightthink.Startwitha25or28countevenweave, suchasZweigartLugana.Onceyou’reconfident, tryyourhandatalinenversion. HOOPSANDFRAMES Thoughnotabsolutelyessential,wedorecommend usinganembroideryhooporframetokeepaneven stitchingtension.Justmakesureit’sbigenoughto fityourentiredesign. TOOLSOFTHETRADE basics
  84. 84. 88AUGUST 2013 Start stitching… on aida Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Start stitching… on evenweave Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 CUT a40cmthreadlength,andthread yourneedlewith two of the six strands. Knotoneendandstartwithawaste knot(opposite).Makeadiagonalhalf crossstitchacrossasingleaidablock. MAKE a seconddiagonalstitchto completeyourfirstcross.Alternatively, youcanworkarowofhalfcross stitchesfirst,thenworkbackon yourselftocompletethestitches. THE directionofyourdiagonalsisupto you,justbesureallyourstitchescrossin thesamedirection.Otherwise,your designwilllookuneven.Continue workingfromthecentreoutward. DMC Anchor Madeira Cross stitch in two strands 60260 057057 061106 74174 3143 4 02020 0 37993799 23636 17137 3 38393839 176176 09060906 38403840 120120 09070907 Backstitch in one strand 3799 236 1713 butterfly antennae 3838 940 0905 all other details French knots in two strands 3799 236 1713 butterfly antennae START stitching fromthe centre of the designandyourfabric.Thecentreof ourchartsareindicatedbydottedlines. Tofindthecentreofyourfabric,fold itinhalfandthenintoquarters. THE CHART Reading the chart EACH squareonthechartrepresents asinglecrossstitch.Fractionalsarehalf filledsquaresorsquaresfilledwithtwo differentcolours. ALL THE symbolsthat appearonthechart arelistedinthekey with their corresponding threadcodes besidethem.The keyalsotellsyouthe differentstitches usedinthedesign. THE KEY Colour match IN THE key,theclosest columnof threadcodes listednexttothechart symbolsisthethread brand that’susedinthe design.Similar colourmatchesarelistedalongsideit. INSTEAD oftakingyourneedle diagonallyacrossasingleaidablock, takeyourneedlediagonallyacrosstwo evenweavethreads,creatingahalf crossstitchasbefore. MAKE a seconddiagonalstitchto completeyourfirstcrossstitch.Work eachstitchindividuallyorworkarowof halfcrossstitches,thenworkbackon yourselftocompletethestitches. CONTINUE workingfromthecentreof yourdesignoutward.Ifyoufindthe extracountingabitdauntingatfirst, don’tgiveup.Wepromiseit’llbecome secondnatureinnotime.
  85. 85. 89AUGUST 2013 Reverse of fabric Reverse of fabricReverse of fabric WORK yourbackstitchusingasharp needle,onceyou’vefinishedthecross stitch.Tosecureyourthread,weaveit throughthebackofyourstitches,then bringyourneedleuptothesurface. WORK yourbackstitchoverabout1-3 chartsquaresatatime,makingsureto closelyfollowthechart.Anylongerand yourstitchescouldendupbecoming looseandpullingout. FOR eachadditionalstitch,bringyour needleup1-3chartsquaresawayfrom yourpreviousstitch.Thenpassitback throughthefabricatthesamepointas yourpreviousstitch. Use this easy stitch to give a neat outline and add details Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 BACKSTITCH KNOT oneendofyourthreadandtake itdownthroughthefrontofyourfabric, about2cmfromyourstartingpoint. Thenbringitbackuptothefrontof yourfabrictomakeyourfirststitch. BEGIN stitchingyourdesign,making sureyou’restitchingoveryourstarting threadwitheachstitch.Youcanwork wholestitchesorworkhalfstitchesthen comebackonyourself. ONCE you’rehappythatyourstarting threadissecure,snipofftheknot.To secureyourthreadwhenyou’ve finishedstitching,weaveitthroughthe backofyourstitchesasshownhere. A simple way to get started stitching Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 WASTE KNOT IF YOU’RE workingintwostrands,a loopknotistheeasiestandneatest method. Cut a singlelength of thread, twiceaslongasnormal.Folditinhalf tocreatealoopatoneend. THREAD yourneedlewiththetwotail ends,justasyounormallywould.Bring yourneedleuptothefrontofyour fabric,leavingasmallloopofthread onthereverse. MAKE ahalfcrossstitch,passingyour needlethroughthelooponthereverse asshownhere.Pullallthewaytosecure the thread. Now continuewith your stitchingasnormal. This easy start to your cross stitch is brilliantly neat Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 LOOP KNOT
  86. 86. AUGUST 201390 WASTE CANVAS SOLUBLE CANVAS Go dotty with this simple way to add neat knots to your designs Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 FRENCH KNOTS These little stitches are great for adding a bit more detail to your work Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 FRACTIONALS START withaquarterstitch,working fromonecornerintothecentre.For evenweave,thereisalreadyaholeinthe centretostitchinto.Withaida,you’ll needtopiercethecentreoftheblock. MAKE yournextquarterstitchinyour secondcolour, comingupfromthe opposite cornerand backdown throughthecentre.You’venowcreated ahalfcrossstitch. FINISH yourstitchbymakingahalf crossstitch.Fractionalsareshowninthe charteitherastwosymbolsopposite oneanotherinachartsquare,orbya symboloppositeanemptyspace. BEADING TO ATTACH beads,you’llneedathin, flexible beading needle. Threadwith onestrandofcotton.Bringyourneedle tothe front of yourdesign,threadona beadandmakeadiagonalstitchto securethebead.Ifyoulike,stitch throughagainforaddedsecurity. WASTE AND SOLUBLE CANVAS WASTE andsolublecanvasesareused whenstitchingonplainfabricsandfelts. Tackontoyourfabricandstitchas normal.Solublecanvasdissolvesin water.Forwastecanvas,soakinwater thenremoveeachthreadindividually. HALF CROSS STITCH HALF crossstitchesareexactlywhat theysoundlike–halfofacrossstitch. Eachdiagonalstitchisworkedacross twoevenweavethreadsoroneaida block.They’remostoftenusedtocreate asubtlebackgroundinadesign. USE asharpembroideryneedletohelp piercethefabric.Bringyourneedleup atyourstartingpointandwrapyour threadonceortwicearoundtheneedle. Useonestrandforasmallknotandtwo for a slightlychunkierknot. HOLD yourthreadendfirmlyandtake yourneedledown,eversoslightlyover fromwhereyoucameup.Slidethe twistedthreaddowntheneedle,soit restsonthefabric’ssurface,andgently feedthe needlethrough thefabric. KEEP yourthreadastautaspossible topreventtheknotbecomingloose. Gentlypullyourthreadthroughto tightentheknot,sothatitsitsneatlyon thesurface.Andremember,ifyoudon’t getitrightaway,keeppractising!
  87. 87. USING logic and a process of elimination, fill the blank boxes with numbers so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the digits 1 to 9 only once. SUDOKU JUST FOR FUN Prize crossword Winning word clue: Festival celebrated by farmers? (7) Across 1 Stitched (5) 4 Complete quiet (7) 8 Cup (3) 9 Court lawyer (9) 10 Water lily (5) 12 Huge (7) 15 Move in a circle (6) 17 Mournful funeral songs (6) 20Russian president’s residence, the --- (7) 23 Abstinent (5) 25 Alternative fabric to aida (9) 26 Top card (3) 27 Negotiates (7) 28 --- of Leon, US rock group (5) Down 1 Large, themed cross stitch design (7) 2 Isle of ---, south coast holiday hotspot (5) 3 Monies owed (5) 4 Formation in rugby (5) 5 Dens (5) 6 Nil (7) 7 Strange and frightening (5) 11 Uncle Sam? (1,1,1) 13 Canvas with several strands between each hole (4) 14 Shop selling ready-to-eat products (4) 16 --- May, Home Secretary (7) 18 2016 Olympic city (3) 19 --- Paradise, Aussie city (7) 20Prepare to pray (5) 21 Martin ---, financial expert (5) 22 Comes closer (5) 23 Thick slice of beef (5) 24 Cerebrum (5) YOUR PRIZE Five winners will receive a box from Madeira worth approximately £22. For stockist details contact EQS on 0116 271 0033 or visit www.eqsuk.com *To enter via text, send a text message to 87474 between 2–25 July 2013. By texting us you agree to receive details of future offers and promotions from Future Publishing Limited and related third parties. If you do not want to receive this information, please text the word STOP at the end of your text message. Texts are charged at £1 plus your standard network tariff rate. For full terms and conditions, see page 93. Issue 267’s winning word HOLIDAY Winners: Michelle Walters, Bracknell; Wendy Fozard, Nottingham; Sally Chant, Cornwall; Susan Denyer, Worthing; Marcia Walter, Dorset HOW TO ENTER 91AUGUST 2012 Win!COMPLETE the crossword and rearrange the letters in the shaded boxes to make up a winning word. You can enter online at www.futurecomps.co.uk/ pcw269 or text the code CSX269 followed by the winning word and your name and address to 87474*. Postal entries will not be accepted. Competition open 26 July – 23 August 2013
  88. 88. HELLOSUNSHINE Backingfabric,AdonisBlue:Cotton Patch FeltinBrightYellow:WoolFeltCompany Orangeribbon:Seamstar(forsimilar) LIFE’SABEACH Stripedfabric,inJavelin:Deckchair Stripes Cushionpad,38cm(15in): Design-a- cushions 3/8ingrosgrainribboninmintgreen, fuschiaandcream: HairbowSupplies,Etc. Backingfabric,white:CottonPatch Stuffing: CottonPatch WHIPITUP 25countZweigartLuganawhite evenweave,ref3835/100:WillowFabrics Backingfabric,white:CottonPatch Stuffing: CottonPatch HELLOKITTY FeltinNaturalEcru:WoolFeltCompany 14countwastecanvas:WillowFabrics Safetypin:CottonPatch HERECOMETHEGIRLS Whitecard:HobbyCraft 3Dfoampads:HobbyCraft WOVENWITHLOVE Backingfabric,white:CottonPatch 1.3mmcottoncords,incyclamen,light pink,paleblueandrosepink:Bijoux Beads BIGFISH 28countZweigartCashellightrustic linenevenweave,ref3281/52: Willow Fabrics GreyBetterValuePlainCotton:Seamstar Stuffing: CottonPatch CREEPYCRITTERS Woodenframe:eFrame Whitemountboard:eFrame PEACEOUT FeltinTangerine:WoolFeltCompany 14countwastecanvas:WillowFabrics Leathercord,3mmnatural:BijouxBeads Splitkeyring,30mm: FredAldous Opaqueponybeadmix: TheBeadShop 14countecruperforatedpaper:Willow Fabrics Orangecard,colourbasepastelcard: HobbyCraft 3Dfoampads:HobbyCraft YOU’REMYSUNSHINE Backingfabric,white:CottonPatch Bagliningfabric,insunflower:Seamstar Contrastfabric,polkadotsagegreen: TheMakery Vilenefusiblefleece,mediumloft: U-handbag Leatherelbowbaghandles,dark chocolate:U-handbag Whitefelt:WoolFeltCompany Crocodilehairclip: Boots Drawstringliningfabric,finestriped cotton:TheMakery Stuffing: CottonPatch shopping Seen something that’s inspired you? Here’s where you can buy it... WILLOWFABRICS www.willowfabrics.co.uk 08000567811 For evenweave, aida and all kinds of stitching fabrics BARNYARNS www.barnyarns.co.uk 01765690069 For Anchor, DMC and Madeira threads and all kinds of haberdashery supplies COTTONPATCH www.cottonpatch.co.uk 01217022840 For stuffing, wadding, interfacing, Bondaweb, scissors and all kinds of haberdashery supplies JOHNJAMESNEEDLES www.jjneedles.com 01527830941 Forallkindsofneedlesandneedlepacks SIESTAFRAMES www.siestaframes.com 01202813363 For stitching frames, hoops and lamps BLOOMINGFELT www.bloomingfelt.co.uk For felt, ribbon and pompom trims JOSYROSE www.josyrose.com For buttons, beads and all kinds of embellishments SEAMSTAR www.seamstar.co.uk 01829771529 For plain and patterned fabrics and all kinds of trims E-FRAME www.eframe.co.uk For picture frames for displaying your stitching HOBBYCRAFT www.hobbycraft.co.uk 08450516599 For cardstock, paper, paint, glue and general crafting supplies Get started Forstitchingfabric,threadsandallthebasicsuppliesyouneed,tryoneofthesetopstockists… Your projects Youcanmakeourprojectsusinganymaterialsyoulike,butifyouneedhelptrackingdownspecific itemshereareafewhints.Contactdetailsforthesuppliersareaboveorontheoppositepage. 92AUGUST 2013

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