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  • 1. www.cross-stitching.com October 2013/ Issue 181 VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV *UK ONLY inprizesto bewon!* £1,035 PLUS ALL THESE Autumn treats You’re invited! Stitchthisfabbuntingkitforcharity FREEGIFT* Somebunny wants to share a beautiful bouquet with you Forcrossstitch addictsjustlike YOU! Blooming CelebrateHalloween withJoanElliott’sfunwreath lovely! SomebunnytoLove©MichaelAbrams Fairymagic! Simply delicious City chic 4vintage makes *Freegiftavailablewithprinteditiononly
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  • 3. Welcome... We’rehereforyou... Meet theTeamLookoutforthesefriendly facesinsideCrazy–they’re madaboutcrossstitch,too! Thebestchoiceofdesigns, witheasy-to-followchartsand keys,tosuitbeginnersandmore experiencedstitchers Afantasticfreegiftforyouin everysingleissue,plusan exclusiveprojecttostitch Helpfulstitchytipsfromall ofyourfavouriteexperts, includinghowtomountandfinish your work Funfeatures,storiesand reviews,soyou’rethefirstto findoutwhat’shappeninginthe stitchingworld YvetteStreeter DeputyProductionEditor Thismonth... “I’vealreadystarted stitchingthelinen heartsonpage53!” ChartingEditor Thismonth... “I’llbemakingthe partyinvitesonpage 64formyniece” SarahHeys www.cross-stitching.com 01173148360 Fax0117 9349008 CrossStitchCrazy ImmediateMediaCompanyBristolLtd, 9thFloor, TowerHouse,FairfaxStreet, BristolBS13BN Contact www.facebook.com/ crossstitchcrazy www.twitter.com/ crazy_magazine …totheOctoberissueof Crazy.Asthenightsstart drawingin,there’snobetter excusetocosyupwithyour stitching,andwehaveplenty ofgorgeousprojectsto inspireyouthismonth! Ifyou’reafanofHalloween, thenyou’lllovestitching JoanElliott’swreathonpage 58–myfavouritemotifisthesnailinthewitch’shat! Plusourautumngiftideasonpage20aretheideal waytousherinthenewseason. We’realsodelightedtobewelcomingbackthe adorableSomebunnytoLoveasourexclusiveproject – theperfectdesigntowarmyourheartonthose chillyautumnevenings! Thismonthwe’realsosupportingBreastCancer Care.Readaboutthewaysyoucanhelpraisemoney onpage44,thenstitchthebuntinginyourfreekitto promotethisveryworthycause.I’dlovetohearyour fundraisingstories,sosharethemwithmebyemailing helen@cross-stitching.com! SeniorTechnicalEditor Thismonth... “Guilt-freecakeon page28?Yesplease!” AnneMacGregor ChartingEditor Thismonth... “Ilovetheautumn giftideas–thisismy favouriteseason” FionaBaker tothedigitaledition onyourdevice SAVE 31% WHEN YOU SUBSCRIBE TURN TO PAGE 32 TO FIND OUT MORE WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 4. SomebunnytoLove©MichaelAbrams MustStitch Yourfreegift Aprettycharitybuntingkit andhotairballoonchart Exclusive10 SomebunnytoLovebrings youabunchofflowers! Celebstitch19 StitchourOlympicgolden girlJessicaEnnis 50giftideas20 Celebratethenewseason withthisautumnselection Takeyourpick28 Whipupadeliciouscake- themedbakingset! Crazyfor...34 ...Dinosaurs!Travelback tothelandthattimeforgot Onenighters36 Spellitout,retro-style! Weekend46 Traveltheworldin fourstylishcityscenes Minimakes53 Showsomelovewith theseprettyhangings StitchwithJoan60 Makeaspookywreathfor yourdoorthisHalloween! Crazykids64 Personaliseakids’party withfuntagsandinvites Simply771 Bringsomefairymagicto yourgreetingswiththese extraspecialcards ChallengeLucie...84 ...withyourownpersonal chartrequest EXCLUSIVE! 19 71 10 Inside...YourOctoberissueofCrazy 8 rr 28 8 20 WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 5. MustRead Readerpanel6 Gettoknowthreereaders Letters14 Findoutwhatyourfellow stitchershavebeenupto Crazy’sAngels40 Y0urqueriesanswered! Bakeforcharity!44 HostaStrawberryTeafor BreastCancerCare Stitchandchat50 Thelatestgossip Joinusonline56 Catchupwiththeonline newsandviews! StitchySOS68 Theonly‘HowTo’guideto stitchingyou’lleverneed! Readerfeature77 DavidHaworthsharesthe storybehindhisproject Trackitdown80 ChallengeSherlockAnne Guidelines88 Tipsandtechniques Justforfun90 Youshareyourstitchy tricksandtreats! MustBuy Must-haves26 Whattobuythismonth SubscribetoCrazy...32 ...andget50%off! Backissues79 Completeyourcollection Nextmonth86 Comingupinissue182 MustWin Teabreak83 Completeourpuzzleand youcouldbeawinner! 64 58 53 YOUR FREEGIFTS CHARITY BUNTINGKIT 46 36 £1,035inprizes tobewon! Fantastic freebies 63 with WIN! PLUSHOTAIRBALLOONCHART!P WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 6. www.cross-stitching.com ReaderPanel 6 Thesestitchersarethismonth’sreaderpanelstars– keepaneyeoutfortheircommentsthroughouttheissue! CrossStitch ACTINGEDITORHelenDorritt helen@cross-stitching.com DEPUTYPRODUCTIONEDITOR YvetteStreeter yvette@cross-stitching.com SENIORTECHNICALEDITOR AnneMacGregor CHARTINGEDITORFiona Baker CHARTINGEDITOR SarahHeys PHOTOGRAPHYJonathanFisher MODELwww.thinkstockphotos.co.uk CONTRIBUTORSPoppyBenner, CarolynBunt,MariaDiaz,JoanElliott, LucieHeaton,SiobhanHarrison,Durene Jones,DianeMachin,CarolMcCormick, RachelNott,HeatherNugent,RhysReed, HayleyRowe,JayneSchofield,Louise Stevens,LesleyTeare,SarahTrevor, MelWoodward ADDIRECTORCaroline Herbert ADMANAGERJaneHendy SENIORBRANDSALESEXECUTIVE Heather Golden 01173148817 heather.golden@immediate.co.uk PRODUCTIONDIRECTORSarahPowell PRODUCTIONMANAGER EmmaMcGuinness ADDESIGNERNathanielBrain ADCOORDINATORJames Croft james.croft@immediate.co.uk PUBLISHERCathyParnham PUBLISHINGDIRECTORCathPotter HEADOFDIRECTMARKETING JackyPerales-Morris MARKETINGCOORDINATOR Penny Clapp CHAIRMANStephenAlexander DEPUTYCHAIRMANPeter Phippen CEOTomBureau MANAGINGDIRECTORAndy Marshall HEADOFLICENSING&SYNDICATION JoannaMarshall DISTRIBUTIONDovetail Services PRINTEDINENGLANDBY William Gibbons REPROGRAPHICSTonyHunt,ChrisSutch ForallUKsubscriptionordersenquiries, backissueandbindersalespleasecall 08448440385oremail crossstitchcrazy@servicehelpline.co.uk Tosubscribeonlinelogonto www.buysubscriptions.com/crazy ForUSandCanadiansubscriptionsplease call +44(0)1795414676oremail crossstitchcrazy@servicehelpline.co.uk Annualsubscriptionratefor 13issues: UK£47.69,ROI£54,Europe£54and restofworld£69. Wearehappyforyoutophotocopyourcharts aslongasitisforpersonaluseonly.Nopartof themagazine maybe resold withoutpermis- sion. Dophotocopysubscription,mailorder coupons and competition entry forms (one per readerplease). ImmediateMediaCompanyBristolLtdisdedicatedto producingtheverybestconsumerspecialistinterest magazines,editedanddesignedtoinformour readers,enhancetheirlivesandgivethemthebest valueformoneypossible.Pleasevisit www.immediatemediabristol.comfordetailsofour otherpublications.Wetakegreatcaretoensureall elementsofCrossStitchCrazyareaccurate.However, weacceptnoliabilityforanymisprintsormistakesthat appearinthismagazine.Allpricesquotedarecorrect atthetimeofgoingtoprint. ©ImmediateMediaCompanyBristolLtd ImmediateMediaCompanyBristolLtdisworking toensurethatallofitspaperissourcedfrom well-managedforests.Thismagazinecanberecycled, foruseinnewspapersandpackaging.Pleaseremove anygifts,samplesorwrappinganddisposeofitat yourlocalcollectionpoint. Cross Stitch Crazy is published by: ImmediateMediaCompanyBristolLtd, 9thFloor,TowerHouse,FairfaxStreet, BristolBS13BN Tel:01179279009 Fax:01179349008 19, 838 (Jul-Dec 2012) www.abc.org.uk BEANINSIDER Wewanttoknowwhatyouthink.Afterall,themoreweknowaboutyou,thebetterplacedwe aretobringyouthebestmagazinepossible.So,we’dliketoinviteyoutojoinouronline readerpanel‘Insiders’. Interested?Justvisitwww.immediateinsiders.com/registertofillouttheshortregistration surveyandwe’llbeintouchfromtimetotimetoaskforyouropinionsonthemagazineand otherrelevantissues. Welookforwardtohearingfromyousoon! KathBowey, Nottinghamshire Who’syourdreamstitchydinnerguest? JoanElliott!I’dlovetochataboutwhat inspiresher,andwhatshelikestostitch whenshehasasparemomentortwo! Howcrossstitchcrazyareyou? Completely!OnwalksinthePeakDistrict Ioftenthinktheviewwouldmakeagreat design,andmatchthreadstoleafcolours! WhenI’mnotstitchingyou’llfindme... Inthekitchen,enjoyingmysecondpassion –baking!Orwalkinginthecountryside. EvaKunzelman,Canada Howlongagodidyoustartstitching? Backin1988.Iboughtakitfromacraftpartyandtaughtmyself tostitch.Myyoungestsonstillhasthatfirsteverproject. Whichoccasiongetsyourneedletwitching? IloveanythingtodowithChristmasandwinterscenes.Herein CanadawehavesnowfromNovemberthroughtoApril! Whodoyoumostliketostitchfor,andwhy? MostofmyfinishedpiecesgotomygrandchildrenasIwantthem tohavesomethingImadepersonallyforthem. AnnaSzwedzinska,Poland Whichprojectareyoumostproudof? GreekVillagebyMariaDiaz.Istitcheditformy parentsaswe’vehad19holidaysinGreece andIwantedtothankthemforthememories. Describeyourstitchingstyle... Tinyandcolourful.Istitchalotofjewellery– especiallyearrings–andIalsohaveaidain everycolourpossible! Who’syourfavouritecuddlycharacter? Ilovetostitchbears.Iusedtostitchalotof Newtondesigns,butassoonasIsawFizzy MoonIfoundanewfavouritebear! WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 7. SandownPark ExhibitionCentre 5th-7th SEPTEMBER 2013 Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 10am-5pm King’sHallComplex Belfast 14th-16th NOVEMBER 2013 Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 10am-5pm Stitch,Beading&Papercraft including supplies and materials for Cross Stitch, Knitting, Quilting, Sewing Sugarcraft, Stamping, Cardmaking plus Workshops, Demonstrations and Make & Takes Esher Surrey SAVE £1.50 buy tickets now at www.sccshows.co.uk or call 01822 617744 and quote Discount Code CSC £6.45£7.95 Standard / £5.45£6.95 Concessions WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 8. YourFreeGift www.cross-stitching.com8 Exclusive! Gorgeous charitybuntingkit! Thismonth,we’rethrilledtobeabletobringyouthis fabuloushotairballoonchart,too!Createdinbright,vibrant colours,thischarmingsceneisfilledfullofdetailsyou’lllove tostitch.Fromtheprettypatternedborderandthefieldof sheepinthedistancetothebeautifulballoonsthemselves, thispicturesqueviewisajoytobringtolife. Workedinwholestitches,fractionals,backstitchand Frenchknots,thisprojectisdefinitelyonefortheadvanced stitcher!Ifyou’renewtostitching,checkoutourhandy ‘Howto’onpage88fortechniquesandtips,andjustkeep yourchartsafeuntilyou’refeelingmoreconfidentinyour abilities.Itwon’tbelonguntilyou’reup,up,andaway!● PLUS THIS COLOURFUL HOT AIR BALLOON CHART! WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 9. Ihadsuchfunstitching theselittledesigns,and I’msureyouwilltoo. Plus,there’snobetter excusetogetstitching thanraisingmoneyfor suchagreatcharity! SarahHeys,ChartingEditor, CrossStitchCrazy SarahSays... YourFreeGift 9www.cross-stitching.com YoursFREEwith A sOctoberisNationalBreastCancer AwarenessMonth,wewanttohelp yousupportthisimportantcause. Whetheryou’replanninganevent atwork,athomeoratschooltofundraise forBreastCancerCare,thisstylishbuntingis suretobrightenupyoureffortsinitspretty shadesofpink! Yourfreekitcontains11lengthsofthread, withthreeperforatedtrianglesforyouto stitchyourdesignsdirectlyonto.We’ve alsoincludedthreepatternedtrianglesina beautifuldesignbyLillyBimble,toalternate withyourstitchedshapes,andametreof threadtocompleteyourbunting!Ifyouwant tomakemoreperforatedtriangles,simply useyourunstitchedshapeasatemplate,and useapaperpiercingtool(orasharpneedle) tomaketheholes. Asthesesweetmotifsarecopyright free,youcanalsousethemtostitch cards,broochesorevenminicushions tosellforcharity.Turntopage44tosee howtheCrazyteamhasbeenraising moneyforBreastCancerCare,thenvisit www.breastcancercare.org.ukformore fantasticfundraisingideas,andtofindout moreabouttheamazingworkitdoes.● Stitchthisbeautifulbuntingkittohelp raisemoneyforBreastCancerCare! m m m X m m m m X m X m m X m m m m m b 2 2 2 m m m m m X m m b z 2 2 m X m m X m m m b m b z z 2 m y m m m m X m b 2 b m b b b y m X m m m m b 2 z z b b b y b 2 2 2 m m m b 2 2 2 2 b y b b z 2 2 m X X b b b b b y b b b z z 2 m m m m m X m y b 2 b m b b b m m X m m m m m b 2 z b m X m m m X m m m m b 2 z 2 b m m X m X m X b 2 2 b X m m m m m b b b m m m m m m X m m m 2 9 2 9 2 9 2 9 2 9 2 X 2 9 2 9 2 9 2 9 2 X 2 9 2 9 2 9 2 9 2 9 X X m 9 2 9 2 9 2 9 2 9 2 9 X y m m 2 9 2 9 2 2 9 2 9 2 9 X y y m m 9 2 9 2 2 9 2 9 2 X y y y m m m 2 9 2 2 9 2 m X X y y y m m 9 m 9 2 2 9 m m m m y y m m m m 2 9 2 2 9 m y m m m m m m m 9 m 9 2 2 9 m m m m m m 2 9 2 9 2 9 2 9 2 m 2 9 2 9 2 9 2 9 2 9 2 9 2 9 2 9 2 9 2 9 2 9 2 9 2 9 2 9 2 9 2 9 2 9 2 9 2 z z z z z z z b b b b b b b b b z z z z z z z z z z z b b b b Y Y b Y Y b b b b z z z z Y y y Y y y Y z z z z b b b Y y Y y Y y Y y Y b b b z z z Y y y y y y y y Y z z z b b b b Y Y y z y Y Y b b b b z z z Y Y y y y y y y Y z z z b b b Y y Y y Y y Y y Y b b b z z z z Y y y Y y y Y z z z z b b b b Y Y b Y Y b b b b z z z z z z z z z z z b b b b b b b b b z z z z z z z ▼ Anchor▼ DMC ▼ Madeira ▼ Colour Stitch count 15 (h) x 15 (w) Design area on 14-count fabric 3x3cm(1x1in) Stitched by Sarah Heys Charitybuntingkit ✖ Cross stitch in two strands 563 208 1207 green 564 206 1208 light green 726 295 109 yellow 742 303 114 tangerine 799 145 910 blue 800 144 908 light blue 962 75 609 dark pink 3716 25 503 pink ✖ Backstitch in one strand 726 295 109 yellow 742 303 114 tangerine 799 145 910 blue 962 75 609 dark pink ✖ Whole stitches only 9 2 y Y b z X m Patternedbunting©LillyBimble WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 10. www.cross-stitching.com10 ExclusiveDesign StitchTime 20hrs(Approx)S omebunnytoLove isgettingreadyfor anightin!Holding abeautifulbunch offlowersespeciallyforyou, andwearingthecutestwoolly onesie,wethinkthere’sno betterguestforasleepover. Thatsweetlittlefacepeering roundtheprettyposyissure tomeltyourheart,andifyou canbeartogiveSomebunny away,thisprojectwouldmake agorgeousgiftforsomeone special.Ifyoucan’t,however, juststitchmorethanone! Spendacoupleofhoursa nightstitching,andyoucould easilycompletethedesignin justoveraweek,althoughonce youstart,youwon’twantto stop!Turnyourfinisheddesign intoafabcushionlikeours –perfectforcosyingupto.● StitchList... ✖ Wholecrossstitch ✖ Halfcrossstitch ✖ Backstitch Getting cosy! Threads-DMCstrandedcottonaslistedinthekey Needle-Size24tapestryneedle Fabric-DMC14-countwhiteaidameasuring 28x23cm(11x9in).Forstockists,visit www.dmccreative.co.ukorcall 01162754000 Extras-Backingfabricofyourchoice.Cushionpad tofitfromlocalcraftshop ShoppingList... SnuggleuponthesofawithDMC’s adorableSomebunnytoLove–there’s nobetterwaytospendachillyevening! ExclusivetoCrazy! SomebunnytoLove©MichaelAbrams WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 11. www.cross-stitching.com 11 Take time out to cuddle up with this super-cute stitch! WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 12. www.cross-stitching.com ExclusiveDesign 12 Forinstructionsonmaking upthiscushion,visit www.cross-stitching.com, clickon‘Howto’,then‘Makingup’ ©DMCCreativeWorld2013 WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 13. There’sMore... Ifyoucan’tgetenough oftheadorable SomebunnytoLove,check outthesenewdesigns fromDMCfeaturingthese cutecharacters!Visit www.dmccreative.co.ukto findyourlocalstockist,or call 01162754000 ▼ DMC ▼ Colour Stitch count 97 (h) x 68 (w) Design area on 14-count fabric 17.5x12.5cm(7x4¾in) Stitched by Jane Dicker Somebunny toLove ✖ Cross stitch in two strands✖ Cross stitch in two strands blanc white 209 lilac 211 light lilac 347 red 471 green 472 light green 535 grey 603 dark pink 605 pink 827 light blue 948 peach 3042 mauve 3713 light pink 3743 light mauve 3820 yellow 3823 light yellow ✖ Half cross stitch in two strands 471 green 472 light green 3820 yellow 3823 light yellow ✖ Backstitch in one strand 535 grey ✖ Whole stitches only Z s 2 T 9 p W t N k m J 8 j l ; L V x 7 KiteFlying (BL1039/51),18x13cm (7x5in),£15.99 DeliveringGifts (BL1036/51),20x20cm (8x8in),£19.99 PostingLetters (BL1035/51),30x20cm (12x8in),£26.99 AttheBeach (BL1037/51),13x18cm (5x7in),£15.99 DaisyChain (BL1038/51),20x20cm (8x8in),£19.99 www.dmccreative.co.uk Ilovethiscute Somebunnyto Lovedesign!It lookssosweet, andIcan’twait tostitchitfor myyoungest grandchild.Notonlywillitlook awesomehunginherbedroom,it won’ttakemetoomanyevenings tofinish,either! Eva Kunzelman, Canada ReaderSays... ExclusiveDesign www.cross-stitching.com 13WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 14. www.cross-stitching.com14 Star letter Magicalmonths Prettypick IthoughtI’dsendyoua photoofthecoaster Istitched,usingthe colourfulTakeyourpick designinIssue173. Ienjoyedworkinginthe nicebrightshades,and evenfoundthemetallic threadsOKtoworkwith! MarieMcAnulty,Hampshire ✿ You’vedoneagreatjob! Helen Dear Ilove toseewhatyou’vebeenbusystitching,sogetintouch andtellmeallaboutit,anddon’tforgettoincludeapicture! Every letter printed winsa cutekit from Writeto: Helen Dorritt, Cross Stitch Crazy, 9th Floor, Tower House, Fairfax Street, Bristol BS1 3BN Thismonth’sStarletterwinnerwill receivethesetwoGutermannSeed BeadSetsworth£20.98!Email gutermann@stockistenquiries.co.uk forstockists,orcall 01453883 581. Iwantedtoshowyoumynewcalendar,stitchedusingthe CrossStitchQuickiefairies.Iwaiteduntilyoupublishedthem all,thenstitchedthemonoatmealaida,andframedthemin 7.5cm(3in)hoops.Ievenstitchedthetwoextrafairiesyou printedforChristmasandThanksgiving!I’mgoingtohang theminmystitchingcorner,towatchovermewhileIwork. AnnaSzwedzinska,Poland ✿ Theylookfantastic,Anna–whatagorgeousdisplay! Helen Brightandbold Ilovedyourgraffitiabcinissue174, andusedittostitchthishangingfor myboyfriend.Heloveshispresent verymuch,sothankyouforyour fantasticinspiration,Crazy! BarbaraHerzog,Poland ✿ Whatacoolgift,Barbara! Helen Sweetscent Thisismylateststitching project,workedonthree separatepiecesofaida. Iusedthecutedesignsto decoratethesebags,then filledthemwithlavender. Thescentinmywardrobe iswonderfulnow! ViolkaRucinska,Poland ✿ Thesearesopretty! Helen Email: helen@cross-stitching.com Getin touch! Welovethis funkyhanging! Marieloved workingthe sparklythreads inthisstitch! Violka stitchedthis trioofscented sachets Helen Thismo receive BeadSe guterm forstocfors 581. Colours may vary You are awinner!AnnaSzwedzinska WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 15. YourLetters www.cross-stitching.com 15 Quickstitch Here’saphotoofmyfinished poppyfairyfromthefreeJoan Elliottchartbookinissue179.I’ve gotseverallargerdesignsonthe go,soitwaslovelytotakeabreak andstitchthiscutelittlechart. Themagazinehadquiteajourney beforeitgottome–myhusband boughtitformeinBirmingham, thentookittoFrance,backto Londonandthenonwardstome hereinCyprus.Wedon’talways getCrazyouthere,butIhadto makesureIhadthisissue! JanMackay,Cyprus ✿Ilovethemetallicborder,Jan! Helen Naptime MyfriendKerrywasexpectinga baby,andIwasdeterminedto stitchherthisgorgeouscushion fromissue162.Allwasgoingto plan,untilbabyOscardecidedto makeanappearancetwoweeks early!Withtimeagainstme,Igot toworkmakingupthefinished pieceasacushion.I’dnever madeacushionbefore,andthat weekendIhadsweatypalms, butI’msohappywiththeresult! HopefullyOscarwillbeableto sleepuninterruptednow. SaraClifford-Grey,Kent Tom’stribute Iwantedtosendinapictureofmy MichaelJacksondesignasit’sthe firstbigprojectI’vestitched.Ittook afewmonths,butIreallyenjoyed it.I’vebeenpractisingoverthelast sixmonths,startingwithsmaller designsforChristmasandbirthday cards,andI’vealsostitchedsmall teddyinitialsasgiftsforfriends andfamily.IreallylovemyMichael Jacksonprojectthough,asIused myowncoloursandmadeafew changestopersonaliseit. TomBrealey,Derbyshire ✿ Whatagreatlikeness,Tom! Helen Happyfamilies I’dliketoshowyoumyfinished HouseRulesfromissue174.I workasanannyandstitchedthis asapresentforthefamilyIwork for.Theywereverypleasedwith it,althoughIcan’tguarantee they’llkeeptotherules! AndreaBrychtova,London ✿Well,it’sworthatry,Andrea! Helen Sendusapictureofyourfirst finishedprojectfromthisissueof Crazy,andyoucouldbeinournext gallery,orwinFirstpastthepost! Sweetsentiments IthoughtI’dsendyouapictureofthebutterflycardIstitchedusing myfreecardsetfromissue180.Ilovethevibrantcolours,anditwas soeasytostitch!IstucktheHappyBirthdaygreetingonitandnow havealovelystandbycardforanybirthdaysIforget.I’mgoingto stitchtheotherbutterflytoo,butwillleavethesentimentoffuntil Iknowwhatoccasionitwillbeusedfor.Ihopeyoulikeit! LynnBennett,Carlisle ✿ I’msogladyourfreecardkitcameinhandy,Lynn! Helen FIRSTPAST THEPOST! ✿ Whata sweetgift,Sara! Helen Magicalmake Thisismylatestfinish,whichI’m veryproudof.It’scalledTheWizard ofOz,andisbyHeavenandEarth Designs.Ittookme10months tocompleteandIenjoyedevery stitchofit!Itwasverydauntingat times,butIjustploddedonwithit, andnearlylostthefinishedpiece asthreefriendsofminewantedit hangingontheirwall!Ihopeyoulike itasmuchasIdo. PaulCameron,Kent ✿ Yourhardworkanddedication definitelypaidoff,Paul! Helen Paul’sfriends fellinlovewiththis gorgeousstitch! Tomisahuge MichaelJacksonfan! Q H p E g g a T b b th L h g m H f ili Hopefully Andrea’srules weren’tmade tobebroken! ThiswasSara’sfirst evercushion–we’d neverhaveguessed! Jancouldn’twait togetherfreeJoan Elliottchartbook! WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 16. Fairyprincess IwantedtosharethisprettytowelIstitched formydaughterKayla.WhenIshowedher thisfairyabcfromissue167,shefellinlove withitsmagicaldesign.Ittookmesometime tofinishthestitching,howeverKaylaisvery happywiththeresult,sothankyou.Now Ineedtopickadesigntostitchformyson! TheresaTjia,Sydney,Australia ✿Thislooksfab,Theresa! Helen ryprincess YourLetters www.cross-stitching.com16 Truelove Here’sapictureoftheBoofle projectIstitchedformybestfriend’s weddinginNovember.Iwantedto makesomethingspecialforheras we’vebeenfriendsformanyyears. MichelleHancock,Lancashire ✿ I’msureshe’llloveit,Michelle! Helen Forbaby Afteryearsofstitchingbaby samplersformyfriendsand family,Iwasdelightedtofind outIwasexpecting,andwas lookingforwardtocreating somethingbeautifulforour baby.First,however,Ineeded tocompletemycurrentproject formybestfriend,whohad babyIsabelinDecember. After searchingthroughmyold copiesofCrazy,Ifoundthis birthsamplerinissue123. Ireallyenjoyedstitchingit,and I’mnowfreetostartsomething formyownbaby! LisaCampbell,Scotland ✿ Ihopeyourownsampleris justaslovely,Lisa! Helen Stitchthis spookyHalloween designforyour littlemonkey! CrossStitch Quickie >> Next month: NOVEMBER MONKEY Newhome Here’sapictureofmewith myHomeisWherethe Heartissamplerby RiverdriftHouse.We’re inthemiddleofselling ourhouse,soIthought I’dstitchthisforournew home,theneveryone canfeelwelcome.Ittook meeightweeks,and hasrekindledmyloveof stitchingatthisstressful time.Whatbetterwayto relax?Ihopeyoulikeit –Ican’twaittoputitup! KerryHurst,Essex ✿ Whatafabidea,Kerry! Helen Kerrycan’twaitto hangthissamplerin hernewhome Booflesends hislovetothe happycouple! ▲Lisastitchedthis sweetsamplerfor herfriend’sbaby Kaylawasover themoonwithher personalisedtowel! Stitch count 35 (h) x 40 (w) Design area on 14-count fabric 6.5x7.5cm (2½x2¾in) ▼ DMC ▼ Anchor ▼ Madeira Octobermonkey ✖ Cross stitch in two strands 436 1045 2011 437 362 2012 604 55 614 741 304 202 742 303 114 912 209 1213 3774 778 306 3799 236 1713 ✖ Backstitch in one strand 910 228 1302 3799 236 1713 ✖ Whole stitches only h H t G g { m W WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 17. L N Y T W H K H U S O P W T Y O S H C C S A I U H E T A S I O G S Y L R A I R I Z K R T U I U O T R E E L B P E C C F N M V L Y Y K O O C M I E A L I O L O P L E Y T E K R H L L Y U L S M U B E H W I A A R N S D A O S A E O I D R P G P E P Y O V N N M U E O U B G O L I A M D F E W N G W U H L U I S G N I H T O E G H T R U O T D L R O W YourLetters www.cross-stitching.com 17 Fabfinish Idiscoveredthishoop frameinacharityshop, andhaditforawhile, waitingfortherightproject. ThenIsawthisdesignin issue176andthoughtit wouldbeperfect!I’mvery happywiththefinished article,andthoughtyou mightliketoseeit–I’ve hungitinmycraftroom. LindaWest,IsleofMan ✿ Thisisstunning,Linda! Helen POP ROCK TAKE ME HOME UP ALL NIGHT U.S. SUCCESS WHAT MAKES YOU / Celebrity WORDSEARCH Allthewordsinthismonth’swordsearch relatetoOneDirection.Wordscan read up,down,across,backwardsand diagonally. Whichword isleft over? You can find the answer to this puzzle on page 83! LIVE WHILE / WE’RE YOUNG LOUIS NIALL ONE DIRECTION BEAUTIFUL WORLD TOUR ZAYN L W L N O BOY BAND HARRY LIAM LITTLE / THINGS Floralbeauty Here’sapictureofmynewtable runner,usingtheexclusivedesignin issue174.Ifinishedstitchingitjust intimeforthesummer,andI’mso pleasedwiththewayitturnedout! MargaretSherryisoneofmyfavourite crossstitchdesigners–I’vegotso manyofherchartsonmyto-dolist already,butI’dlovetoaddmore,so pleasekeeponfeaturingherdesigns! WencheSviund,Norway ✿ Thisislovely,Wenche!Lookoutfor moreMargaretSherry,comingsoon! Helen Babybears Ithoughtyoumightliketo seewhatI’vedonewiththe Alphabetchartbookthat camefreewithissue95. IstarteditinJanuary,and madeitasbrightaspossible. Ilovedstitchingtheteddies andseeingtheirsmiling facesemerging!Choosinga favouriteishard,butIthink Ilikethe‘U’bearbest. Ann-MarieRiddle,Berkshire ✿ Whatanadorablegift. Helen Seaview IthoughtIwouldsendyouaphoto ofmymostrecentcompletedcross stitchproject.It’stakenme10 monthstocomplete–thelongest I’veeverspentonadesign–but thebridgereallytriedmypatience! IabsolutelyloveDimensionsGold kitsandhavedonequiteafew, butthey’reusuallymuchquicker tofinish!I’malreadyontomynext projectnow–asamplerfora colleague’sbabyniece. HelenThompson,Belfast ✿ Nowonderittookyousolong, Helen–whatadetaileddesign! Helen Seaview Thiscute babyblanket issobright andcolourful! Helenfinally finishedthis fiddlystitch! Wenche stitchedthis gorgeous tablerunner forsummer Linda’s charityshop findmadethe perfectframe RexFeaturesLtd WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
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  • 20. 50GiftIdeas Fulloffabulousrusticshades,it’s soeasytofallforautumn,somake themostofthisbeautifultimeof yearwiththesegorgeousgiftideas DesignedbyLesleyTeare A ssummergiveswaytoanewseason andtheairbeginstocool,naturetakes onanewcolourpalette.Theleavesturn fromgreentoariotofreds,orangesand yellows–theperfectinspirationforaselectionof minimotifsyou’lllovetostitch! Whetheryou’relookingforalast-minute birthdaypresent,awaytosaythankyou,ora sweetdesigntoshowafriendhowmuchyou care,thisoriginalcollectionbyLesleyTearehas somethingforeveryoccasion.● You're the best Good luck Let'scelebrate! StitchTime 2-3hrs(Each) www.cross-stitching.com20 StitchList ✖ Wholecrossstitch ✖ Backstitch ✖ Frenchknots Threads-Strandedcottonaslistedinthekey Needle-Size24/26tapestryneedle Fabric-Zweigart14-countwhiteaidameasuringamaximumof 15x15cm(6x6in)foralldesignsexceptaidabanddesigns.5cm(2in) wide16-countwhiteaidabandwithwhitetrim,cuttorequiredlength forbottlebagandpurse.Visitwww.willowfabrics.comtobuy,orcall 08000567811 Extras-CraftCreationsSingleFoldDeckleEdgecardinCreative SmoothWhite.ArtemioFeltBaginred,JuteMediumGiftBag,Jute BottleBagandWireHanger–3"DowelfromCraftDepartment.To buy,visitwww.craftdepartment.comorcall 01373454448 ShoppingList... WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
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  • 26. Stylish stitch This Hand Embroidered Bat Necklace is so much fun! Not only do we love the little bat motif, but the necklace itself is fantastic quality. Stitched on soft dove grey cotton and set in a miniature mahogany frame, the pendant hangs on a lovely soft black suede cord, complete with a sterling silver clasp – so pretty! The pendant measures 4cm (1½in) across, with the suede cord approximately 45cm (17¾in) long, and the necklace itself costs £36. Why not treat yourself this Halloween? ✱ Visit www.notonthehighstreet.com or call 08452591359tobuy ShoppingHeaven www.cross-stitching.com Must-haves Puppy power! It’s so nice when a new character makes an appearance in cross stitch, especially when they’re as cute as Pepper the puppy! Pepper and friends are based on the beautiful artwork of Helz Cuppleditch – a regular designer for Crazy – and have been converted into cross stitch by Bothy Threads. The first two kits in the range, Hello There (top), and Buzzing Around (bottom), cost £24.99, are worked on 14-count cream aida, and measure 24x26cm (9½x10¼in) – perfect for a little one’s bedroom wall! ✱ Call 0844 800 0221 or visit www.bothythreads.com to buy 26 Thismonth,Yvettehasbeen searchinghighandlowforthose stitchytreatsyoucan’tlivewithout! T s s Onceuponatime If you love contemporary cross stitch, you have to buy this book – if anyone asks, just say we told you! StorylandCrossStitch comes from the imagination of Sophie Simpson – the brains behind What Delilah Did – and is filled with 15 fab projects, ideal for both beginners and more experienced stitchers. From a Secret Key bookmark, to a Storyland sampler, the bookcontains designs to capture the imagination of both young and old, and is decorated with beautiful illustrations. Plus, you even get a cross stitch starter pack containing thread, fabric, and a needle! StorylandCrossStitchis published by Collins & Brown, and costs £14.99. For more from the wonderful Sophie Simpson, visit www.whatdelilahdid.com. ✱ Visitwww.lovecrafts.co.uktobuy October... I m e P Crazyloves! WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 27. www.cross-stitching.com Spookyspells Embrace your dark side this Halloween with Maria Diaz’s super spooky Gothic Rock Alphabet! Stitch a ‘Happy Halloween’ design to decorate your home, or make cards using the individual letters – the possibilities are endless! You can even use it all year round for fans of rock music, and spell out a teenager’s name to make a cool door hanging. The chart costs £3 and is available to download as a PDF straight to your computer, so you don’t even have to wait for the postman to arrive! ✱ Visit www.mariadiazdesigns.com tobuy 27 ShoppingHeaven Splurgeorsave? This month, we’ve picked two fun Halloween pumpkin kits for your stitching budget, whether you’re counting the pennies or splashing out! Scarystitch! This Halloween Tree chart by Alessandra Adelaide Needlework has definitely got the spook factor, with pumpkins, an owl and some bats for good measure. Download the chart for $11.85 (approximately £7) from www.creative poppypatterns.com Minimake Whip up a quick seasonal stitch with this fun Halloween Pumpkin cross stitch chart – ideal for kids. Available to download as a PDF, this really is a Halloween treat as it’s totally free! Visit www. thebellwether.co.uk today Takeaseat Cath Kidston’s gorgeous designs are the height of vintage style. Whether you’re talking bags, fabric, or homeware, if it’s Cath Kidston, we want it! This Lattice Rose Pin Cushion Arm Chair – complete with its own little cushion! – is the ideal accessory for stitchy fans of her work, and would also make an adorable gift, too. Costing £8, you can buy it online or over the phone, or if you have a local store, collect it from there and save on delivery! ✱ Visitwww.cathkidston.co.uk orcall 08450262440tobuy Autumndays This Autumn Birdhouse by Fat Cat Cross Stitch is a lovely way to celebrate the change in season. Worked in rustic shades of orange, yellow, green and brown, we love details such as the border of blustery leaves, and the pretty patterns on the birdhouse itself. And did you spot the little hedgehogs hidden in the leaves? Worked on 14-count aida, the kit costs £20.95 and contains everything you need to stitch it, including pre-sorted threads. ✱ Visit www.fatcatcross-stitch.co.uk or call 01568780183tobuy Crazy loves! a as it’s Save! Splurge! So purr-fect! We can’t get enough of the super-cute Hello Kitty, so we were thrilled to spot this sweet Hello Kitty Balloons Birth Sampler on Sew and So’s website! Loved by children and adults alike, this fun Japanese character makes an adorable birth sampler for a little girl. The Vervaco kit costs £25.36, and contains everything you need to get stitching, including 14-count white aida, and pre-sorted DMC threads. The finished design measures 30x23cm (12x9¼in), and would look lovely in a white wooden frame. Plus, the design can easily be stitched in advance, and the name and date of birth added at the last minute. ✱ Visit www.sewandso.co.uk or call 01453889988tobuy We Kitt He So ali an Th ev 14 th 30 a e a ✱ WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 28. Threads-Strandedcottonaslistedinthekey Needle-Size24tapestryneedle Fabric-Zweigart14-countwhiteaidameasuring 28x28cm(11x11in)forapronpocketand15x15cm (6x6in)eachfortheovenmittandteatowel.Toorder, visitwww.sewandso.co.ukorcall 01453889988 Extras-StrawberryApron,OvenGloveandTeaTowel fromwww.east2eden.co.ukorcall 01440704774 ShoppingList... TakeYourPick www.cross-stitching.com28 T hisprettykitchenset featuresthreegorgeous designsthatare almostgoodenough toeat,andbestofall,they’re completelycaloriefree! Workedindelicatepastel shadesusingavarietyof stitches,you’resuretobethe envyofallyourfriendswith thesebeautifulbakes.Whynot stitchthesmallerdesignsasa sweetwaytoraisemoneyfor BreastCancerCare?Checkout ourStrawberryTeafeatureon page44tofindoutmore!● Slice of heaven StitchTime 100hrs (Fortheset) Brightenupyour baking by stitching thistrioof deliciousspongecakes! Designedby SiobhanHarrison StitchList... ✖ Wholecrossstitch ✖ Fractionals ✖ Backstitch ✖ Frenchknots WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 29. www.cross-stitching.com 29 Cook up a stitchy feast with these yummy designs! WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
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  • 35. Max. stitch count 53 (h) x 52 (w) Design area on 14-count fabric 9.5x9.5cm (3¾x3¾in) ▼ DMC ▼ Anchor ▼ Madeira ✖ Cross stitch in two strands Dinosaurs ✖ Cross stitch in two strands B5200 1 2402 153 103 2712 310 403 2400 472 253 1414 553 98 712 608 332 206 666 46 210 702 226 1306 726 295 109 741 304 202 747 158 1104 907 255 1308 972 298 107 3078 292 102 3810 168 1108 3837 111 713 3843 410 1102 3846 1090 1103 ✖ Backstitch in one strand 930 1035 1712 ✖ Whole stitches only Z 9 W 5 j 2 T H y 1 e 6 J c S ; s E Stepbackintime withthisselectionof prehistoriccreatures! Designed by Maria Diaz Crazyfor... Whatareyoucrazyfor? Tell us what you’re mad about stitching! We’ll gather together the most popular requests and ask one of our top designers to create a whole spread of designs – just for you! Name and address..................................................................................... .................................................................................................................... .........................................................................Postcode........................... Tel no.......................................................................................................... I’m crazy for................................................................................................ Because ..................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................... Fill in and cut out this coupon (or photocopy it) and send it to: Crazy for… Cross Stitch Crazy, Immediate Media Company Bristol Ltd, 9th Floor, Tower House, Fairfax Street, Bristol BS1 3BN or email your requests to: crazyfor@cross-stitching.com Reader’spick!ThesedesignswerechosenbyJASMINEGORDON ✃ WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 36. www.cross-stitching.com36 Max. stitch count 29 (h) x 29 (w) Design area on 14-count fabric 5.5x5.5cm (2x2in) Stitched by Ruth Murphy ▼ DMC ▼ Anchor ▼ Madeira ✖ Cross stitch in two strands Officeabc ✖ Cross stitch in two strands B5200 1 2401 208 99 804 209 98 803 317 400 1714 321 9046 510 349 1098 212 415 398 1802 702 226 1306 704 255 1308 712 926 2101 726 295 109 739 366 2014 740 316 204 742 303 114 762 234 1804 798 131 912 809 130 909 907 255 1308 996 433 1103 ✖ Backstitchinonestrand 310 403 2400 ✖ Whole stitches only Z U u k T t J P p c y g E [ e Y 5 j m OneNighters WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 37. Threads-Strandedcottonaslistedinthekey Needle-Size24tapestryneedle Fabric-Zweigart14-countwhiteaidameasuring 15x15cm(6x6in).Visitwww.willowfabrics.comto order,orcall 08000567811 Extras-ArtemioFeltPencilCaseavailablefrom www.craftdepartment.comorcall 01373454448. BlankFlexibleCoasterfromwww.my-accessories.co.uk orcall 08458387028.Notebookofchoice ShoppingList... Withitsbrightcolours andretro-inspiredlettering, thisquirkyofficeabcis guaranteedtobrighten upyourworkingday! DesignedbyDureneJones D ecoratingyourdesk withthisfunkyabcisa sure-firewaytobring somefuntoyourdaily routine.Whetheryouworkfrom home,atanoffice,orarejust lookingfortheperfectpatchfor apencilcase,these80s-inspired designsareamust-stitch! Usingwholestitchesand backstitchonly,theselettersare perfectforseasonedstitchers andnovices.Onceyouget started,youwon’tbeableto stop,astherearesomany fantasticusesforthesemotifs! Makeapersonalisedcoaster toputasmileonyourfacewith everycupoftea,orstitcha messywork-mate’sinitialand placeinsideapaperweightto tidytheirpapers!They’regreat for‘newjob’cardstoo,sopickup yourneedleandputittowork!● Nine tofive StitchTime 3hrs(Each) StitchList... For all stitchers ✖ Wholecrossstitch ✖ Backstitch Add some stitchy style toyour desk! www.cross-stitching.com 37 OneNighters WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 38. www.cross-stitching.com38 Ilovetheretrofeelofthisabc,andI’mgoingto stitchmyinitialandpatchitontoanotebook forwork.It’llgivemegreatinspirationwhenI’m thinkingoffuturestitchyprojectsforCrazy! Helen Dorritt, Acting Editor Cross Stitch Crazy HelenSays... OneNighters WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 39. www.cross-stitching.com 39 Thesemotifsaretheidealsizeforusingupanyscrappiecesofaida OneNighters WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 40. www.cross-stitching.com40 AskTheAngels Thismonth,theAngelsbringyou... Top tips for stitching on table linen Threeofthebestmetallicthreads HelpfromAmandaStevenson Tip fromour Angel of the Month Sendyourstitchingproblemsto Crazy’sAngelsand watch themleapintoaction! TopTips Fizzyfrustration Q I’mcurrentlystitching theFizzyMoondesign featuredinissue179andhave donemostofthebackstitch alreadywithnoproblem. However,backstitchingthe furisdrivingmecrossstitch crazy!Doyouhaveanytips? MariaGilstrap,Suffolk A If you’ve already worked the backstitch on the main design and not had any issues, then your technique must be fine, so it’s probably the needle that mustbecausing you difficulty. As the tinybackstitches for the fur Whytumbledry? Q Irememberreading somethingonceabout tumbledryersheetsinrelationto crossstitch.Canyourefreshmy memory–whyaretheysouseful? SallyDenbury,Leicestershire A Tumble dryer sheets help to prevent static build-up, so many stitchers use them to condition their threads before stitching,toreduceknotsand tangles. All you do is draw a length ofthread between a foldedtumble dryersheetbeforeyouthreadyour needle! You might also like to try thisnewAnti-staticSprayfrom LIGHT REFLECTA CoatsReflectaisafinemetallic thread,perfectfordelicatecross stitch. Itcomes in nine colours,with a100mreelcosting£3.30.Visit www.coatscrafts.co.ukforstockists, orcall 01484681881. DIAMANT STANDARD DMC’sDiamantMetallicThread iseasytostitchwith,softand breakageresistant. Available in six shades,a35mspoolcosts£3.20. Visit www.dmccreative.co.uk or call 01162754000forstockists. PERFECT BLEND KreinikBlendingFilamentcanbe combinedwithotherthreadsto createhighlights.A50mspoolof single-plythreadcosts£1.99 –visitwww.sewandso.co.ukto buy,orcall 01453889988. Forstitching ontablelinen 1 Usegoodquality,washable threadsandfabric. 2 Stitchneatlysothebackof yourworklooksasgoodas thefront,orsecurethereverse withiron-oninterfacing. 3 Adaptthreadcoloursina designtosuityourdecor –askatyourlocalneedlecraft shopifyou’reunsurehow. 4 Ifyou’remakingyourown tablecloth,allowplentyof fabricfortheoverhangandhem. 5 Ifbuyingaready-made tableclothwithaidaor evenweavepanels,checkthe stitch countofyourchosen designbeforepurchasing. 6 Fabricbythemetrecanbe boughtinvaryingwidths,so makesureit’sbothwideenough andlongenoughforyourtable. 7 Crazyisagreatsource of motifsfortablelinen. 8 Completethelookwitha setofmatchingnapkins,by stitchingamotifinonecorner. 9 Thinkabouthowthelinen willlookoncethetable is laid.Youdon’twantyourwork coveredupbyplatesandcutlery! Angelsandwatchthemleapintoaction! 3 metallic threads... Addasubtlesparkle toyourstitching! L C th s a w o P K c c s – b don’t utilise the holes in the aida, you needto pierce the fabric, soa sharp needle is absolutely essential.Don’t worry too much about the exact placement ofthese stitches, asa little variation won’t ruin the lookofyour finishedpiece! y W t S d ’t tili th h l i th Useasharp needlewhenworking backstitchonaida WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 41. Win!Sendyourstitchingtipsandadviceforthechancetowinabrilliantprize! Amanda Stevensonfrom RiverdriftStudio answersyour stitchyqueries GuestexpertFabricfix Q Pleasehelp–I’vestitched halfaprojectandjust realisedthatI’mrunningoutof fabricasIgettowardstheedgeof thedesign.WhatcanIdo? PennyLever,Leicestershire A Ohno, Penny!Ifit’sa small design, we’d suggest chalking this one up to experience and starting again. If you can’t bear to dothathowever,thentry adding a piece offabric onto the edge. Place the extra fabric behind your work, overlapping the edges,then stitch through both layers for a few rows. Itmight leave a bit ofa bump, but it’sbetter than the alternative! Tostopthis happening in future, double-check the dimensions of the fabric recommended for your design. Fold the fabric in half, then in halfagain,and start stitching from the middle.This way,you should have an equalamount of fabric around each edge, and you shouldn’t run out ofspace. Hemline.Itpreventsstatic cling onall kinds offabrics,has a fresh, clean scent and costs just£3.20 for a 50ml bottle. For stockists, call 01453 883 581 or email crafts@stockistenquiries.co.uk. Gettingcaught Q Mythreadsalwaysseemto getcaughtontheedgesof myaidawhenI’mstitching.Have yougotanytipstohelpprevent thisfromhappening? DaisyHughes,Herefordshire A Try folding some low-tack maskingtapeoverthe edges ofyour fabric to makethem smooth, oryou could alsotrim the edges verycarefully witha sharp pair ofscissors. Remember not to cut your thread lengths too long either, asthis can lead to itgetting caughtortangled up. Approximately 30cm (12in) is the ideal lengthto stitch with. Symbolsense Q Couldyoupleaseexplain whatallthesymbolsmean onthelittlepaperbandofDMC’s strandedcottonthread? KatieUnwin,Newport A Theseinternational symbols specify the various washing instructions. Thefirst symbol means that the thread can be washed at veryhigh temperatures, and the second indicates that diluted chlorine bleach may beused. The third symbol shows that you can iron the thread ona medium temperature. Dry-cleaning is alsofine, as indicated by the fourth symbol, and the fifth symbol shows that tumble-drying is OKatmedium temperatures. DMC Pearl Cotton has the same symbols, but Light Effects,Metallic Pearl and Linen threads are different.For further information onlaundry symbols, visitwww.textileaffairs.com. Q I’dliketodesignasampler ofmyhomecity,York,using brightcoloursandimagery.I’ve neverdesignedanythingbefore though–whereshouldIstart? JuliaJameson,York A Samplersaregreatfunto design,asthey’remade upoflotsoflittlemotifs,lettering andnumerals.Useasetoffelt-tip pensandsomeA4sheetsofgraph paper,keepingtotwoorthree colourspermotif,andmakelotsof smalldoodlesabouttheplaceyou wanttorepresent.Whenitlooks right,‘squareoff’bycolouringin allthesquarescrossedbyyour sketches.Usingapieceoffresh graphpaper,definethedimensions ofthefinishedsampler,thenplan thelayoutbycuttingoutyourmotifs andstickinginplace.It’straditional toaddaborder,butnotnecessary, thenjustselectathreadforeach colour,andyou’redone!Forthoseof youwho’dratherbuyakit,checkout ourSouvenircrossstitchdesigns atwww.riverdrifthouse.co.uk–this Cotswoldskit(below)costs£14.95. Whenstartingabigproject,Ialways stickmaskingtapearoundtheedges oftheaidatokeepthemfrom fraying.Itdoesn’tmarkthefabric andmakesiteasiertohandle,too. IfI’musingmetallicthreads, Ikeeptheminthefridge–it mightsoundcrazy,buttheydon’t frayaseasilyandaremucheasier touse!Finally,Ialwayscopymy chartbeforeIstartstitchingand keeptheoriginalinasafeplace.That way,ifyouknockyourcoffeeoveryour stitchingandthechart,allisnotlost! NetAmbler,Buckinghamshire Ifyou’ve got a top stitching tip, send it to ‘Angel of the Month’ at the usual Crazy address or send it by email to crazysangels@cross- stitching.com Don’t forget to include your address for the chance to win a mystery prize! Who will next month’s Angel of the Month be...? Angel of the Month Q Whydosomekitscontain skeinsofthread,and somepre-sortitonacardholder? ClareRuddle,Cambridgeshire A Threadsarepackedina varietyofways,usually determinedbycost.Packing individualquantitiesofavariety ofcolourstakestime,somost manufacturersbuythreadinlarge quantitiesonconesandwind offtheamountforeachdesign, althoughsometimesit’scheaper topackwholeskeins.Topriceour productsassensiblyaspossible, someRiverdriftStudiokitseven havecombinationsofthese. Allthreads shouldcomewith helpfulwashing instructions TrythisAnti-static Sprayonyourfabrics andthreads Always startstitching inthecentreof yourfabric Whynotdesign yourownsampler? WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 42. AskTheAngels Perfectpresent Q Iwanttostitchagiftfor myfriend.Shelivesina beautifulrectorywithalovely garden,soI’dliketoincludethis, butasIdon’thavetheinternet, it’shardformetofindkits.I’m quiteanexperiencedstitcher –doyouhaveanysuggestions? MargaretKnight,Dover A We think your friend would lovethis3DkitfromThe Nutmeg Company. The Old Rectory is stitchedon18-countaida for the walls, 14-count coloured aida for the roofs and bases, and is made up using pre-cut pieces of plastic canvas and felt. Everything you need is included in the kit which costs £26.95, and is definitely aimed atthe more experiencedstitcher!Tobuy,visit www.3dcrossstitch.co.ukor call 01748884926. Stampedstitches Q I’dliketohaveagoat stampedcrossstitchin ordertobroadenmycraftyskills. DoyouknowwhereIcanfinda starterkitwithaprettydesign? SuzanneMadeley,Cumbria A How about this stylish stitch from the Dimensions Learn-a-Craft range?Costing £10, the Home and Heart kit includes white sailcloth fabric, pre-printed withagorgeousdesignof patterned country-style hearts and a sweet sentiment. As it’s aimed at beginners,you’llalsoreceive step-by-step instructions on how to workthe stamped design, plusa 15cm (6in) hoopfor bothstitching and framing.For stockists,email crafts@stockistenquiries.co.uk or call 01453 883 581. Hello Angels Sendyourstitching problemstoCrazy’s Angelsandwe’llcometo yourrescue!Makeyour questionsascrazyasyou like andsendthemtothe addresslisted right. ......................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................... Date sent......................................................................................... Name and address.......................................................................... ......................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................... Send to: Crazy’s Angels, Cross Stitch Crazy, Immediate Media Company Bristol Ltd, 9th Floor, Tower House, Fairfax Street, Bristol BS1 3BN. You can use a photocopy if you don’t want to cut up your magazine, or you can email crazysangels@cross-stitching.com Everyquestionanswered Write your question here in block capitals and continue on another sheet if necessary ✁ Makeitsew Q Mydaughter’sveryexcited abouttheStarTrekfilm comingtocinemassoon.Arethere anyStarTrekdesignsIcouldstitch forherwhileshe’swaiting? ConnieOliver,Essex A Haveyouseen StarTrek CrossStitch:Explore StrangeNewWorldsofCrafting, Connie? This fab bookbrings together 30 simple cross stitch chartsdesignedbyreal StarTrek fans, justlikeyour daughter! Stitch her favourite character onto a bag, ortestout her Klingon skillswitha ‘Qo’noS Sweet Qo’noS’ picture for your home. Ten of the projects also include alternate designs, soyou can add a different Star Trekquote to your stitching.The bookcosts £8.70,and is available to buy from www.amazon.co.uk. This3Dkitmakes afunprojectformore experiencedstitchers Learn somethingnew withalittlehelp fromDimensions Babysteps Q Canyougivemesometips onteachingmyfive-year- oldhowtostitch?Shereallywants tolearn,butIdon’tknowthebest waytogetherstarted. RachelSmith,Manchester A Tobegin,makesureyou haveyour equipment ready, so there’ll be no interruptions later on. You’ll need a small hoop, some scissors(nottoo sharp), thread and a needle, plusa simple chart using onlya few colours and no fractionals.Childrenwill find a non-divisible thread much easier to workwith, and 11-countaida (binca) is a goodchoice asthe squares are large. Help your little onewith thefirst few stitches, and withanchoringthethreadatthe back, thenlet themwork a few ontheir own.Changing thread to introduce a new colour is exciting for kids, too – showthemhow to securethe thread neatlyatthe back soitdoesn’t come undone.This is alwaysa goodhabit to get into early to prevent bumpy stitching. ● Startkids stitchingby gettingthemto workalineof wholestitches Trekkieswilllovethefun projectsinthisbrilliantbook! Showlittle oneshowto anchortheir threadsproperly WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
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  • 44. www.cross-stitching.com44 CharityFeature Raisemoney forBreast CancerCare institchystyle byhostinga spectacular StrawberryTea! B reast Cancer Care is an amazingcharity that Crazy is proud to support. With 55,000 people diagnosed every year, breast cancer is the UK’s most common cancer. It’s also not just women who are affected – around 400 of those diagnosed are male, so make sure to get your husbands, partners, sons and male friends involved in a Strawberry Tea fundraiser for Breast Cancer Care, too! Every year from 1st June to 31st August, the charity encourages people to raise money for their fantastic cause by hosting a tea party for friends and family. It’s the perfect excuse to tuck into plenty of delicious treats celebrating the great British strawberry while raising money for a great cause – all you need to do is bake some cakes and pop the kettle on. To get you started, Acting Editor Helen has shared her favourite recipe for strawberry butterfly cakes – taste tested by the Crazy team, obviously! The recipe makes 12 cakes, so just multiply it to get the quantity you’ll need. Once you’ve got the tea and cakes organised, add a stitchy touch to the party by decorating your room with this month’s fab free bunting kit! To keep the crafty theme going, you could also stitch some items to sell or raffle at your event. See our top fundraising tips (far right) for some ideas to get you started, and ask your stitchy pals to help you out. Strawberrıes stitchıng WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 45. www.cross-stitching.com 45 CharityFeature If you want to support Breast Cancer Care throughout the rest of the year, why not hold a Pink Friday? Whether you dress pink, eat pink, party pink or work pink, however you choose to turn your Friday pink is totally up to you! You could get people at work to dress up for a donation, hold a raffle with pink prizes or host a pink-themed pamper evening – the possibilities are endless! To find out more about Breast Cancer Care’s fun-filled fundraising events, see how your support helps, get involved in volunteering, or simply check out the amazing work they do, visit www.breastcancercare.org.uk or call 0845 092 0800. ● TheCrazyteam recentlyheldtheirvery ownStrawberryTea, sellinggorgeous home-bakedgoodies! £83.59FORBREASTCANCERCARE! WE RAISED Fivetoptips forstitchy fundraising! Asthecutemotifsforyour buntingkitonpage9are copyrightfree,here’sfive fabwaysforyoutousethe designstoraisemoney: ·Make them into pretty greeting cards to be used for any occasion ·Patch them onto the front of a notebook ·Stitch them onto plastic canvas and attach a pin to make sweet brooches ·Sew a stitched motif onto a patterned piece of heart-shaped fabric, attach backing fabric and stuff to make stylish heart hangings ·Stitch a row of motifs onto aida band to make gorgeous bookmarks Forthesponge 100g (4oz) butter 100g (4oz) caster sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 100g (4oz) self raising flour 2 tbsp milk Forthefilling 100g (4oz) strawberries 6 tbsp cream cheese 75g (3oz) butter 200g (8oz) icing sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract Method 1. Preheat your oven to 190˚C/ Gas Mark 5 and line a 12 hole bun tin with 12 paper or silicone fairy cake cases. For deep American-style cupcakes, line a 6 hole muffin tin with larger cases. 2. Beat together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then gradually whisk in the beaten eggs and vanilla. 3. Sift half the flour into the bowl and fold into the mixture. Then add the milk and the rest of the flour, folding in again. 4. Spoon the mixture into your cases and bake for approximately12 minutes, or until slightly golden. 5. Wash and hull your strawberries. Reserve 6 and slice in half. Put the remainder in a food processor and purée. 6. Mix together the cream cheese, butter, icing sugar and vanilla extract, then fold in the strawberry purée. 7. Slice off the top of each cake and halve. Spoon your strawberry cream on top of the cut cake, add half a strawberry, and the two cut cake pieces as wings! Strawberry butterfly cakes ImagebyThinkstock WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 46. www.cross-stitching.com46 Weekend StitchTime 8-10hrs(Approx)L ondon,NewYork,Paris, Rome–theseareplaces wealldreamofvisiting. Whetheryou’relucky enoughtohaveexperienced thesegorgeousviews,orthey’re topofyourdestinationwishlist, thesepostcardperfectscenes allowyoutotraveltheworldand capturethesightsinstitches,all fromthecomfortofyoursofa! Eachdesignfeaturesthe iconiclandmarksindividualto thesebustlingcities,andas they’reworkedinwholestitches andbackstitchonly,theymake agreatweekendprojectfor stitchersofallabilities.Allyou needareyourstitchyessentials –nopassportrequired!● Takea break Threads-Strandedcottonandmetallicthreadas listedinthekey Needle-Size24tapestryneedle Fabric-DMC14-countcreamaida,measuring 23x23cm(9x9in)foreachdesign.Forstockists,call 01162754000orvisitwww.dmccreative.co.uk Extras-Frameofyourchoicewithaminimum apertureof13.5x13.5cm(5¼x5¼in) ShoppingList... Capturethestunning skylinesoffourfabulous capitalcitieswiththislifelike setofsophisticatedstitches DesignedbyMariaDiaz StitchList... Forallstitchers ✖ Wholecrossstitch ✖ Backstitch WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 47. www.cross-stitching.com 47 Escape for the weekend with these city scenes! WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 48. Weekend www.cross-stitching.com48 Makeupyourfinished stitchintoastylishcushionforaglobe-trottingfriend! WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 49. Max. stitch count 68 (h) x 66 (w) Design area on 14-count fabric 12.5x12cm (4¾x4¾in) Stitched by Gillian Muggeridge ▼ DMC ▼ Anchor ▼ Madeira Cityscenes ✖ Cross stitch in two strands ecru 926 2404 162 9159 1101 304 19 511 349 1098 212 351 10 214 472 253 1414 503 876 1702 613 831 2109 644 830 1814 645 273 1811 647 1040 1813 648 900 1814 676 891 2208 677 886 2207 746 275 2511 747 158 1104 926 850 1707 950 4146 2309 966 206 1209 3032 903 2002 3064 883 2312 3072 847 1805 3345 268 1406 3347 265 1408 3348 264 1409 3817 875 1702 3865 2 2403 E3821 (DMC Light Effects) ✖ Backstitch in one strand 844 1041 1809 ✖ Whole stitches only x 8 T q t [ { l 5 J j v < ; z f E m L 7 H e P 9 4 6 Z i www.cross-stitching.com 49 Weekend WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 50. FunTime www.cross-stitching.com50 ching com Spot the stitches This month’s poem is by Jo Beck from Essex. Send your rhyme to stitchandchat@cross-stitching.com and you could be our next poet! WelcometoStitch&Chat!Tohaveyoursayandwina fabprizeemailstitchandchat@cross-stitching.comor text‘CSCCHAT’,yourname,addressandcommentto87474* This is a close-up of one of the charts in this issue of CrossStitch Crazy– but which one do you think it is?There’s a fabulous prize for the first correct answer pulled out of the hat.Send a postcard with the page number where you found the chart, plus your name and address to: SpottheStitches181 at theStitch & Chat address (below, right) by 5thSeptember 2013. Issue 179’s winner was SarahTownsend from Middlesex. Well done – your prize is on its way! Travels with A stitchy tale Stitch &Chat CORNER Here’s a photo of me with a copy of Crazy in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. It was really hot, and we didn’t have a day where it was under 40˚C! When the sun was at its hottest, I sat in the shade and did some stitching. I managed to complete a few cover kits from my stash, so I now have a few card and present options. I’d love to see my photo in your magazine as it kept me busy during the flight – keep the great patterns & projects coming! NikkiEasson,USA We fabp text‘CS Thi of Cf We love to see you and your loved ones enjoying CrossStitchCrazy! Send in photos of you on your travels with your favourite magazine, or of your pet or a little one who is a big fan of Crazy to our email or postal address (right) and you could win a brilliant prize! Cupoftea,needleready, it’smytimetosew. Isettleonthesofa andwatchthestitchesflow Crossstitch,halfstitch, backstitch,tomakemy piececomplete. Washit,iron,frameit, itreallylooksatreat y stash so I now have a few card DoIpickupaUFO orcontinuewithaWIP? Ihavealittleponder, asIsipmytea IthinkIhavedecided, exactlywhattodo. Itakealookatmystash, thenstartsomethingnew! this issue withWIN!t WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 51. FunTime www.cross-stitching.com 51 MrsThomasSubscribernumber:CSCZ52097 MrsMcKaySubscribernumber:CSCZ52096 MsGilsonSubscribernumber:CSCZ51907 Asastitcher,whatwouldyou doifyouwonthelottery? I’d employ staff to do all the tasks that get in the way of my stitchy time. One of their duties would be to keep me supplied with refreshments! Janet Barnes, Merseyside I’d pay a visit to one of the UK’s largest cross stitch shops. I live in Germany and I can’t get much here – no mags, no DMC, and only 14-count white aida! Riekje van derHeide, Germany I’d buy a house I’ve seen in Mallorca. There’s space for a shop, room for stitchy retreats, and a beautiful sunny terrace overlooking the sea where I could stitch all day! Gabriele Pacher, Austria SUBSCRIBE&WIN! Yoursay *Textswillbechargedat50pplusyourstandardnetworkrate.Forfulltermsandconditionsturntopage63. Write to Stitch&Chat... ...and if you’re featured, you’ll win a prize! This month’s winners receive a pair of Fiskars General Purpose Scissors, worth £14.99 – a stitcher’s best friend! Buy from your local craft shop, or visit www.fiskarscraft.co.uk for more information. Don’t forget to send in all your pictures, poems and comments. Email stitchandchat@cross- stitching.com, text ‘CSCCHAT’ followed by your name, address and comment to 87474* or write to Stitch & Chat, Cross Stitch Crazy, 9th Floor, Tower House, FairfaxStreet, Bristol BS1 3BN. Doyoustitchforspecific occasions,orstitchwhatyoulike? Email your answer to stitchandchat@cross-stitching.com It’s Timmy Time! If you love cute kits, you’ll go baa-rmy for Anchor’s new line Coming up: C ousin to the comical Shaun the Sheep, little Timmy the lamb has had his very own TV show, TimmyTime, since 2009, and now he and his pals are available to stitch. Anchor has been working with Aardman Animations to bring you five fantastic Timmy Time cross stitch kits, full of character, that you’ll love bringing to life! All five designs are stitched on 14-count white aida, and the kits contain fabric, Anchor threads, a needle, chart and instructions. It was too hard to choose our favourite, but extra cute points go to My Family (bottom), featuring all Timmy’s friends from the show: Otus the owlet, his dad, Osbourne, Mittens the kitten, Timmy, Ruffy the puppy, Harriet the pelican and Paxton the piglet! Measuring 25x30cm (9¾x11¾in), the kit costs £25.50. School (top), Bike Ride (second from top) and Mittens and Timmy (middle) all measure 15x15cm (5¾x5¾in), and cost £21.20, while Pirate (second from bottom) measures 11x8cm (4¼x3in) and costs £11.55. Little ones who love dressing up are sure to want Pirate hung on their bedroom wall, or why not stitch them School, ready for the start of a new term? To find your local stockist, visit www.coatscrafts.co.uk or call 01484 681 881. ● Each month, three subscribers are selected to win a prize as a thank you for their loyalty to Crazy. This month, the below winners will receive these two DMC Woodland Folk kits, worth £27! For your chance to win, turn to page 32 and subscribe to Crazy today. Checkout Anchor’slatest rangeofTimmy Timecross stitchkits! a n ne , A T s A d Breaking news y , p gp WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 52. THE GREAT NORTHERN NEEDLECRAFT SHOW THE GREAT NORTHERN NEEDLECRAFT SHOW Shop with all our exhibitors EXHIBITION HALL 1, GREAT YORKSHIRE SHOWGROUND, HARROGATE HG2 8PW Friday 30th August to Sunday 1st September 2013 Open: 10.00am ~ 4.30pm Incorporating The Great Northern Quilt Show An International Quilt Competition & Quilt Traders VISIT THE MAJOR NEEDLECRAFT SHOW OF THE NORTH AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ALL OUR QUALITY EXHIBITORS OFFERING A HUGE RANGE OF SUPPLIES AND SHOP UNTIL YOU DROP ! ENQUIRIES: Grosvenor Shows Ltd, 282 High Road, Whaplode, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE12 6TG Tel: 01406 372600 & 01406 372601 Fax: 01406 372602 E-mail: grosvenorshows@btconnect.com Office Hours : Mon - Fri 9.00am - 5.00pm Website: www.grosvenorshows.co.uk *All card bookings are subject to a 50p booking fee Deadline for advance ticket bookings: 16th August 2013 ❋ OPEN 10am-4.30pm ❋ FREE CAR PARKING ❋ DISABLED ACCESS ❋ RESTAURANT BUY YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE & SAVE MONEY! BOOK ON-LINE, BY POST OR BY PHONE* Advance Tickets: Adults £6.00, Senior Citizens £5.00, Children (8-16) £2.00 On The Door: Adults £8.00, Senior Citizens £7.00, Children (8-16) £4.00 NEEDLECRAFT LIVE Join the Experts & Try Something New! All images courtesy of Choices www.choicesembroidery.co.uk Sample of products available An impressive range of workshops for the needlecraft & quilting enthusiast. Telephone for a list or download from the website. Book at the Show! WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 53. MiniMakes www.cross-stitching.com 53 From the heartAddatouchofvintage chicto yourhomewiththesebeautiful blackwork-inspired heart hangings DesignedbyDianeMachin MiniMakes StitchTime 3hrs (Each) StitchList... ✖ Wholecrossstitch ✖ Fractionals ✖ Backstitch ✖ Frenchknots WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 54. MiniMakesMiniMakes www.cross-stitching.com54 T hesedaintylinenhearts, workedon28-countlinen, aretheperfectwaytoadd styletoyourhome.Their delicatedetailiscreatedusing avarietyoftechniques,andas eachmotiftakesjustafewhours tocomplete,thesedesignsarea greatintroductionifyou’renewto fractionalsorFrenchknots. Visitwww.cross-stitching.com andclickonCharts&Patternsto downloadyourfreehearttemplate, thensimplyfollowthestep-by-step instructionsoppositetomakeup yourprettyhanging.● Threads-Strandedcottonaslistedinthekey Needle-Size24tapestryneedle Fabric-Zweigart28-countcashelnatural linenrawmeasuring15x15cm(6x6in)foreach design.Visitwww.sewandso.co.ukorcall 01453889988tobuy Extras-Backingfabric,ribbonandwadding ofyourchoice ShoppingList... Stitch count 45 (h) x 47 (w) Design area on 14-count fabric 8x8.5cm (3¼x3¼in) Stitched by Debbie Hart ▼ DMC ▼ Anchor ▼ Madeira Hearthangings ✖ Cross stitch in two strands blanc 2 2402 ✖ Backstitch in one strand blanc 2 2402 ✖ French knots in one strand blanc 2 2402 ✖ Contains fractionals O Z WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 55. ✁ Make your own heart hanging 1Backyourstitchingwithiron-oninterfacing.Placetheheart templateontopofyourstitching,keepingitcentraltothe stitcheddesign,drawroundit,thencutyourfabrictoshape. 4Withrightsidesfacing,pinthebackingfabrictoyour stitchedpieceandsecuretheribbonbetweenthetwo,so whenyouturnthefabricthrough,itwillbeatthetopoftheheart. 2Usethesametemplatetocutoutasecondheartfroma pieceofbackingfabric.We’vechosenthelinenwestitched ourdesignonto,butanyfabricwouldbesuitable. 5Machinestitcharoundtheedgeoftheheartusinga0.5cm (¼in)seamallowance,leavinga2.5cm(1in)gaponone sidenearthebottomforturningthrough. 3Cutalengthofribbonmeasuring14cm(5½in)andfoldit inhalf,thensecureittothefrontofyourstitching,leaving approximately1cm(½in)overhangingatthetopofyourheart. 6Turnthroughtotherightside,thenpressflatonacoolheat. Stuffwithpadding,andneatlyslipstitchthegapclosedby hand.Yourbeautifulheartsarenowreadytobehung! MiniMakes www.cross-stitching.com 55 MiniMakes WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 56. Webringyouthebestofthismonth’sonline gossip.Tweets,Facebooknewsandthebest sites–we’recrazyforitall,sogetinvolved! ONLINE Joinus ➤➤ CrazyisnowavailableontheiPhoneandiPad! Subscribeatwww.buysubscriptions.com/crazy-app www.cross-stitching.com OnlineNews Quickeststitcher 6% Largeststitchystash 31% Neateststitcher 39% IftherewasastitchingOlympics, whicheventwouldyouenter? 56 Website of the Month WinneroftheBritishCraft Awards’OnlineRetailerof theYear,SewandSoisour go-towebsiteforeverything crossstitchrelated!The largestonlineneedlecraft shop,itstocksover40,000 productsatdiscounted pricesandoffersfantastic service,too.Plus,Sewand Sodeliversworldwide, andhasabrilliantlyhandy customerreviewssection, soyoucanoftenget feedbackbeforeyoubuy.No wonderCrazyreadersvoted SewandSotheirnumber onestore! Sew and So www.sewandso.co.uk Didn’texpecttobe washingmystitchingafter only70hours’work,but thankstoalow-flying strawberrythrownacross thelounge,Ihadnochoice! XStitchbyJules Ijusttookmyhubbyto ahospitalappointment, andassoonasIreached thewaitingroom,the firstthingIdidwasstart stitching.IthinkIreallyam addictedtocrossstitch! RachelEcfcAnnaMitchell OK,I’vefinallygivenin –Igotmysubscriptionto Crazysortedtoday! MarionScott-Williams Reallyneedtogeton withmyownstitching insteadofstuffmyhubby has‘ordered’!Ilikemaking cardsandpressiesbut Ineedsome‘me’time! PatriciaBentley-Ivens Justboughtthelatest issueofCrazyandlooking forwardtopickingwhich designtostitchfirst! ClaireWaterman Facebook chat Here’swhatyou’ve beenchatting aboutthismonth! MostWIPs 24% { We asked...} Myhusbandjust textedmeaphotoof acrossstitchcharthe designed.It’staken eightyearsbutfinally hehassuccumbed! #crossstitch @thebellwetherer Wishitwaspossible toeataMagnumand stitchatthesametime, couldgetmessythough! @SundownStitcher TheXmascountdown hasbegun,withvarious stitchedpressies underwayandthethird cardnearlyfinished! @SallyChinery Finishedlastminute crossstitchreadyformy weddingonSaturday, gotlatestissueofCrazy packedforhoneymoon! @chocka56 @Crazy_magazine Gotmysubscopythis morning!Excellentissue withloadsoffabthings tostitch–welldone! @xstitchchick {TOP TWEETS} ➤ SewandSostocks kitsandchartsfrom ahugerangeof populardesigners WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 57. STITCHIT MAKEIT OnlineNews www.cross-stitching.com 57 ‘Like’CrossStitchCrazyonFacebookforall thelatest updatesand gossip! ❯ ❯ STITCHY RATES... STITCHY GRATES... www.dmc- threads.com –Emma Broidery’s(!) blogforDMC fullofhints, tips,gossipand freechartsfor youtodownload! Halloween.Notonlydowe gettostitchfundesigns, buttrickortreatersare agreatexcusetohave chocolateroundthehouse! BreastCancerAwareness Month.Animportantcause worthstitchingfor! Beingcold.Afteractually havingasummerthisyear, wewanttostitchoutside allthetimenow!British weatherdrivesuscrazy. Whenyourlatestproject goesmissing.Ifthisis someone’sideaofajoke, we’renotlaughing. Frogging. Youthought you’dbeen concentrating, butobviously not.Nowyou’ll haveto‘ripit’ allback–grrr! Thismonth,CrazyFacebook followersweremost‘liking’ thisprize-winningLestWe Forgetproject,stitchedby ClareDowle.Clareposted: “JustwantedtoshareasI’m stillsuperexcitedaboutthis!” Wedon’tblameyou,Clare– thisdetaileddesigndefinitely deservesfirstplace! www.cross-stitching.com Ifyouwantthelatest stitchynewsstraightto yourinbox,thensign uptoournewsletterat www.cross-stitching. comforfreecharts,fab featuresandmore! Scanthiscodewithyoursmartphonetogostraighttooursite! NewtoQRcodes?It’saseasyas1,2,3… MOSTLIKED Giveyourselfafabuloustreat byaddingthisfreepumpkin cupcakecharttoyourstitchy stash!Clickon‘Chartsand Patterns’,thenscrolldown to‘Halloweencupcake’to downloadaPDFcontainingthe chart,keyandshoppinglist. Foranoriginalwaytopresent yourfinishedstitching,why nottrymountingitasapretty canvas?Clickon‘Howto’,then ‘Makingup’,andscrolldownto ‘Howtopresentyourworkasa canvas’forinstructionsonhow tocreateyourownworkofart! Areyouorafriendgetting married?Didyoumissour stitchyhennightfeaturein issue178?Thenmakesureto checkitoutonlinewhileyou can!Clickon‘What’snew’, ‘Features’,andscrolldownto ‘Hostastitchyhendo’. Visitournon-stopstitchingsite, packedfullofstitchyextras! Emailusat:crazy@cross-stitching.com Findusat:www.facebook.com/crossstitchcrazy GETINTOUCH! Followusat:www.twitter.com/crazy_magazine Followourboardsat:www.pinterest.com/crazymagazine 1DownloadaQR reader.You’llfind thisinyourappstore –therearelotsoffree appsavailable. 2ScanourQRcode GototheQRreader apponyoursmartphone andsimplyscanthis code(right). 3Accessourwebsite Yourphonewillbe redirectedstraightto Cross-stitching.comand aworldofstitchyfun! READITREADITSTITCHIT MAKEIT accomplishment WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 58. StitchWithJoan W elcomevisitors toyourhome onfrightnight withthese spooktaculardesigns!Froma grinningpumpkintoafriendly witch,ghoulsandboysalikeare suretolovethesefunfriends. Broughttolifeusingwhole stitchesandbackstitch,with onlyafewFrenchknotsto finish,thesemagicalmotifsare amust-stitchtogetyouintothe AllHallow’sEvespirit!● Cast aspell! StitchList... ✖ Wholecrossstitch ✖ Backstitch ✖ Frenchknots Dressupyourhouse thisHalloweenwitha bewitchingwreath,full ofhauntingdetails! DesignedbyJoanElliott Hangon yourdoor togıve a warm welcome on a cold evening! StitchTime 8-10hrs (Each) Threads-Strandedcottonaslistedinthekey Needle-Size24tapestryneedle Fabric-Zweigart14-countwhiteaidameasuring 15x15cm(6x6in)foreachdesign.Tobuy,visit www.willowfabrics.comorcall 08000567811 Extras-38cm(15in)diameterwhitetwigwreath. Tobuy,visitwww.floralsundries.comorcall 01914173407.Backingcard,artificialleaves, wadding,smallpegsandribbonofchoice ShoppingList... www.cross-stitching.com58 WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
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  • 61. StitchWithJoan www.cross-stitching.com 61 Iadore these designs, andthey’re bymy favourite designer,too! Icanjust picturethesehangingon mywall–thecoloursare justwonderfulandadda littlespookybrightness andfuntothistimeofyear! KathBowey, Nottinghamshire ReaderSays... Stitch count 50 (h) x 50 (w) Design area on 14-count fabric 9x9cm (3½x3½in) Stitched by Sharon Cooper ▼ DMC ▼ Anchor ▼ Madeira Halloween ✖ Cross stitch in two strands blanc 2 2402 310 403 2400 317 400 1714 318 399 1801 415 398 1802 553 98 712 603 55 505 740 316 204 741 304 202 742 303 114 743 302 113 801 359 2007 906 256 1410 907 255 1308 945 881 2309 951 1010 2308 3837 111 713 ✖ Backstitch in one strand 310 403 2400 ✖ French knots in one strand 310 403 2400 ✖ Whole stitches only O Z W k j 3 2 q I < u y H P [ c m S WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
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  • 63. FREE Mouseloft kitsWe love these cute new Stitchlet cross stitch kits from Mouseloft. Priced at just £2.24 each, and containing 14-count Zweigart aida, DMC threads, a needle and instructions, they make ideal quick stitch projects, and we’ve got 19 sets of all six designs up for grabs! To see the full range, visit www.mouseloft.co.uk. For the chance to win, text MOUSELOFT your name and postal address to 87474* or label your postcard ‘Mouseloft kits 181 giveaway’. W M 14 in we £255 ✴19PRIZES worth or label your postcard Mouseloft kits 181 giveaway. £288 ✴12PRIZESworth ✴3PRIZESworth £240 £252 ✴12PRIZESworth Take just two minutes to enter all four of our giveaways, and you could win your share of £1,035 worth of fantastic prizes! FREE Handy Daylight lamp This new 4-in-1 Magnifying Lamp is the latest addition to the PURELite range. Versatile and modern, it’s ideal for almost every type of crafting – especially after dark! Costing £79.99, this must-have accessory is available from all good craft, haberdashery and sewing suppliers. Email crafts@stockistenquiries.co.uk or call 01453 883 581 for stockists. For your chance to win one of three Daylight lamps, text DAYLIGHT your name and postal address to 87474* or label your postcard ‘Daylight lamp 181 giveaway’. www.cross-stitching.com 63 TEXT ALL181TO ENTERALL FOUR!** FREE Birmingham show tickets We have 12 pairs of tickets for the Crafts for Christmas show, which returns to the NEC in Birmingham from 7th-10th November 2013. Discover a wonderful array of unique and inspiring gifts, meet the talented craftspeople behind the designs, and enjoy demonstrations and special show offers too! Tickets cost £12 on the door, with online discounts available. Visit www.ichf.co.uk or call 01425 277 988 to buy in advance. For your chance to win, text BIRMINGHAM your name and postal address to 87474* or label your postcard ‘Crafts for Christmas tickets 181 giveaway’. You can also enter online at www.cross-stitching.com/win Termsandconditions FREE Sarah Hurley stamp sets If you’re a multi-crafter, you’ll love these Stamp & Stitch! sets from Sarah Hurley. Each A6 stamp sheet comes with five or more quirky stamp designs, ready to pierce and stitch to your heart’s content. Stamp onto paper or fabric – the choice is yours! There are three sets to choose from, each costing £6.99. Visit www.sarahhurley.com to buy. For the chance to win one of 12 sets of all three kits, text SARAHHURLEY your name and postal address to 87474* or label your postcard ‘Stamp & Stitch! set 181 giveaway’. *Forindividualgiveaways,textsarechargedat 50pplusyourstandardnetworktariffrate.**Enterallfour giveawayswithonetextchargedat£1.50plusyourstandard networktariffrate.Toenterbypost,writeyourname,address andchosenfreebieonthebackofapostcardandsendto: CrossStitchCrazy181,9thFloor,TowerHouse,FairfaxStreet, BristolBS13BN.Theclosingdateforallentriesis11.59pm on01/10/13.Promoter:ImmediateMediaCompanyOrigin Ltd.PromotionexcludesImmediateMediaemployees.Open toUKresidentsonly.Byentering,youagreetobeboundby therulesofthepromotion.Onlyoneentryperperson,per freebieallowed.Noresponsibilityacceptedforlost,delayed, ineligibleorfraudulententries.Winningentrieschosenat randomfromalleligibleentries.Winnersnotifiedwithin28 daysofclosingdate.Thedrawisfinal,nocorrespondence willbeenteredinto.Fordetailsofwinners,sendanSAE withintwomonthsofclosingdate.Ifanywinnercannotbe contactedwithinonemonthoftheclosingdate,thepromoter willoffertheprizetoarunner-up.Promoterreservestheright tosubstitutetheprizewithoneofthesameorgreatervalue, withnocashalternative.Byenteringthiscompetitionyouare agreeingtoreceivedetailsoffutureoffersandpromotions fromImmediateMediaCompanyLtdandrelatedthirdparties. Ifyoudonotwanttoreceivethisinformation,pleaseadd‘NO INFO’attheendofyourtextmessageoronyourpostcard. WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 64. StitchTime 2-5hrs(Each) CrazyKids www.cross-stitching.com64 Makethisyear’spartyone torememberwiththese colourfulkids’designs! Designedby JayneSchofield C hildrengetsoexcited abouttheirbirthdays, theyusuallystart thinkingaboutthem (andthepresentstheywant!) longbeforetheactualday.So, whynottakeadvantage,and getthemtohelpyoustitchthis fabulouspartyset! Therearetwofuninvitation designstochoosefrom,plustwo smallermotifsforpartybags.Not onlyarethesethemostoriginal invitationsever,they’regreat keepsakesforfriendsandfamily memberstoo,makinganalready memorabledayextraspecial!● StitchList... Perfectforchildren ✖ Wholecrossstitch ✖ Backstitch You’re invited! Threads-Strandedcottonaslistedinthekey Needle-Size24tapestryneedle Fabric-14-countwhiteaidameasuring15x15cm (6x6in)fortheinvitesand10x10cm(4x4in)forthe tags.Tobuy,visitwww.craftdepartment.comorcall 01373454448 Extras-Backingpaperofchoice.Giftbagfromhigh streetstores ShoppingList... WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 65. Max. stitch count 48 (h) x 47 (w) Design area on 14-count fabric 9x8.5cm (3½x3¼in) Stitched by Jodie Morrell ▼ Anchor ▼ DMC ▼ Madeira Partyset ✖ Cross stitch in two strands 48 818 502 62 3805 703 95 211 801 108 210 802 110 208 804 185 964 1112 242 989 1401 254 907 1301 295 726 109 337 3778 403 397 3024 1901 1090 996 1103 ✖ Backstitch in one strand 60 3689 606 62 3805 703 110 208 804 295 726 109 337 3778 403 397 3024 1901 ✖ Whole stitches only b q 2 s S p { L y < j f CrazyKids www.cross-stitching.com 65 Ijustlove these brightly coloured tags! I’m planningto stitchafew inonego,soI’vegotastash ready for any lastminutegifts. Yvette Streeter, Deputy Production Editor, Cross Stitch Crazy YvetteSays... Usethewizardandfairy motifstomakefunbirthdaycardsforboysandgirls! Get the partystarted with thisbrilliant birthdayset! WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 66. < < < < L L L L L L L L f f f f f L L f f L L L q q f q q < < < f q q q q q q q q q L L L L L L S S L q q S S < < < < < < L L L q q < L < f f f f f L L L L L f f q q q f L q q q y y L L L L q q q y y L L L L L L L L f f f f y y y y L L L L L L L L L q q L L q q L L q q q q q q q q f f f f f < < < < f f f f f f < < < f < < < < f f f q q q q q f f f f q q f f q q f f f f f y y y y L L L L L L L L L y y L y y L L L q q q q L L q q L L q q L L L L q q L L L L L q q q L q q L q q q q q q q S S S S S S S S S q q S S q q q q S S S S < < < < < S S S << < < < < < S S S < S S < < < < < S S S S S S S S S q q q q q q q S S S S S S q q q S s s q q q q S s s y y S y y y y y y y y y S S S S S S y y y y y y y y 2 2 2 2 2 S S y y y y y y y 2 2 S S y y y y y y 2 2 S < y y y y y S S S y < < y y 2 2 2 2 y y S S < < < < < < y y y y y y y j j 2 2 y y S S < < < < < < y y j j j j b b 2 2 S S S S S S S < < < < < < y y y y y y j j j j b b 2 2 2 2 < < < < < < < y y b b b b b j j j b b y < < < < < < < < y y y b b b b 2 2 j j j f f < < < y y y b b b S b 2 2 b j j < < < < < f f y y y b b b b b b b b b j < f f f f y y y b b b b b b b b b q q q q q < < < < < f f f f f y y b b S b b b b b b b q q q q q q < f y y y y y y b b b b b b b b b b q q q q q < < < < < f y y y y y y y b 2 2 b b b b b b q f q q q q q y y y y y y y 2 2 b b b b q q f f q q q q q q q s s y y y y y q q q q f f f q q q s s y y y y y j j q q f f f q q q q q y y j j j j j q f f q q q q q q q q q q q y j j j j j q q q q q q q y j j j j q q q q q q j j q q q q q L L L L f f f f f f f f f L L L L f f L L L L L f f < < L f f < < L f f f S S S S S S p p p p p p p p p p p { { { { { { p p { p p { p p p { s s s f f f f f f f s s f f s s s f f s s s s s s { { { { { { { p p p p p p { p { p y y { p y y { { { { b p p p p p p y y b b b S S p p y y b b S S S p p S S y y y y b b S S S S s S S y y y y S S S S S s s s S S y S S S S S S S S S S s s S S S < < < < S s s S S S S S S < < < < < < { { { s s s s s s s S S S S S S S S S < < < b < b b S { { { S S S S S S S < < < b b b b 2 2 b S S { { S S S S S S < < b b S b b 2 2 b b S S S { { { { < < S S S S S S S S < < b b b b b b b b b S S S S < < S S S S S S < < b b b b b b b b b b b S S S S S < < < < S S S S S S < < b b b b b b b b b S S S S S < < < < < S S S S < < b b S b b 2 2 b b S S S S S < S S S S < < < b b b b 2 2 b S S S S S S S S S S < S S S < < < b b b b S S S S < < < < < L L < < < p y y L L p p y y L L L L p p p p p L L L L L p p p p p L p p p p L p p www.cross-stitching.com66 “MynameisLouise,I’mfouryears old,andIlearnedtocrossstitchafter watchingmymumdoit.Here’sa pictureofmestitchingahotairballoon –I’mgoingtostitchabearnext!” Areyouakidwho’smad aboutcrossstitch?Sendus aphotoandtellusabout yourself–ifyou’refeatured, you’llwinafabprize! Stitching If you’re ayoung stitcher,wewanttoknow whyyoustartedstitching,whatyou’re stitchingnowandwhoyoustitchfor. Simplyfillinthecouponbelowandsendus aphotoofyourselfandyourstitching. Ifyou’reourCrazykidstitcher,you’llreceive agreatmysteryprize! Nameandaddress: Postcode: I am years old I’makidthat’scrazyabout stitching and here’swhy... Please ask your parent or guardian to signhere: PLEASEWRITEONANOTHERPIECEOFPAPERIFYOUNEEDTO Fillinandcutoutthiscoupon(orphotocopyit)andsendit,withaphoto,to:Crazykids,CrossStitchCrazy,9thFloor,TowerHouse,FairfaxStreet,BristolBS13BNoremail yourstoryandphototocrazykids@cross-stitching.com If you’reourCrazykid stitcher,you’llreceivea fabulousmysteryprize! I’ma stitcher kid “MynameisLouise Youareawinner! LouisefromBerkshire If you’reourCra kid with WIN! ykids@cross stitching.com §§ WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 67. Give her a home and give back to the wild! Ashton-Drake’s FIRST lifelike chimpanzee by Master Artist Cindy Sales Measures 14 inches long! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to preserve animal life and the Earth’s resources Little Ubu needs some love... ...will she be yours? Now you can adopt this precious little girl, the very first lifelike chimpanzee ever created by Ashton-Drake. Best of all, when you adopt her, you’re helping the beloved chimp and other wild animals across the globe! Little Ubu is an amazing work of lifelike art by artist Cindy Sales, renowned for her realistic animal creations. Ubu’s head and limbs are beautifully sculpted then cast in a soft, collector-quality vinyl that captures every detail of her face, hands and feet. Her cloth body makes her easy to pose, and she’s covered with lots of wispy strands of hair, hand-applied for a totally natural look. She comes to you wearing a leopard-print sleepsuit and a hairclip that holds the tiniest tuft of fluff. An incredible value for a limited time! Little Ubu can be yours for just £79.96*, payable in four instalments of £19.99, (plus £7.99 postage and handling) with a portion of the proceeds going towards wildlife conservation. She arrives with a FREE adoption certificate that you can personalise yourself, and she’s guaranteed for one full year. But don’t wait to order – she’s available for a limited time only! Order Ref:P298952 Please Respond Promptly To: The Ashton-Drake Galleries, PO Box 268, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 4SB YES! Please reserve__(Qty) of Little Ubu, the first So Truly Real® Chimpanzee for me as described in this advertisement. I need PAY NOTHING NOW! Certificate of Authenticity and 365-day Money-back Guarantee Name (Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms) _______________________________________ Address _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Postcode ________________ Telephone ________________________ Email Address _______________________________________________ (PLEASE PRINT) RESERVATION APPLICATION PAY NOTHING NOW *Offer applies to UK only and is subject to availability. Full Terms and Conditions are available on request. The Bradford Group, 1 Castle Yard, Richmond, Surrey TW10 6TF. In the search box, please enter 03-01674-001 Quote reference code P298952 Please note, we may contact you via email with information about your order From time to time The Bradford Exchange may allow carefully screened companies to contact you. If you do not wish to receive such offers, please tick box WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 68. ExpertHelp www.cross-stitching.com68 Whetheryou’reafirsttimestitcher,orjustlookingforsome tips,followthisstep-by-stepguideforstitchingsuccess! Q Help!I’mbrand newtostitching anddon’tknow wheretostart!Ihavea kitreadyandwaiting, butI’mreallyconfused withhowtoreadthe chart,andwhatthe differenttypesof stitchesare.Couldyou tellmewhattodo? A Of course we can, Jenny! Your very first project can be daunting, especially when you’re not sure where to begin. I’ve put together a basic guide to stitching for you using this issue’s free gift – the gorgeous bunting in aid of Breast Cancer Care. This is a really good kit to start with if you’re new to stitching due to its simple, easy-to-stitch designs, worked in whole stitches and backstitch only, and using just a few thread colours. Take everything one step at a time and you’ll be stitching away in no time at all! READER JennyWright, Sweden OUR EXPERT Sarah Heys Charting Editor Yourguideto:Crossstitchingforthe firsttime Stitchy 1. Find yourdesign Thisissue’sbeautifulbuntingkitis greatfornewstitchers.It’sworked inwholestitches(thelittlecrosses whichmakeupthemaindesign), plusbackstitchtooutlineit.Other commonstitchesincludefractional stitchesandFrenchknots.Youcan findoutmoreabouttheseonpage 88,butyouneedn’tworryabout themforthisproject. 2.Get yourgear Makesureyouhaveeverything youneed.Insideyourkityou’llfind threadsandperforatedpaper,but you’llalsowantasize24tapestry needle.Different-sizedneedlesare usedfordifferentcountsoffabric, withthefabriccountmeasuredby thenumberofholesperinch(HPI). Themostcommonlyusedfabricis 14-countaida,butforthisyou’llbe stitchingon14-countpaper. 3. Reading charts Next,findthethreechartsandthe keyonpage9.Eachsymbolonthe charthasacorrespondingsymbol onthekey,alongwithathread colourdescription–thistellsyou whichthreadtouseforeachstitch. Usingthelistinthekey,organise yourcottonsandmakesureyou knowwhichcolourbelongsto whichsymbol.Ifusingyourown threads,sticktojustonebrand. 4.Sortitout! Keepyourthreadsorganisedby makingyourselfasimplethread sorter.Taketheplaincardfrom insideyourkit,punchholesdown theside,andfeedthedifferent threadcoloursthrougheachhole. Thenwritethesymbolfromthekey alongsidethecorrespondingholes. WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 69. ExpertHelp www.cross-stitching.com 69 Ifyouhaveastitchingproblemyouwouldlikeoneofour panelofexpertstoexplainindepthinafutureissueof Crazy,emailstitchysos@cross-stitching.com orsendyourqueryonapostcardmarked‘StitchySOS’ totheaddressonpage6. 5.Centre point Nowfindthecentreofyour stitchingarea.Normallywith fabricyouwouldfoldthepieceof materialinhalfhorizontally,then vertically,tolocateitsmiddle –wherethetwofoldlinescrossis theexactcentre.Withthesepaper cardpennants,though,simply counttothemiddle.At16holes highby16wide,thecentrelies eightholesinfromthesideandup fromthebottom,soyou’llmake yourfirststitchhere. 9.Pick up speed! Whenworkingarowofstitches allinonecolour,itcanbe quickertostitchallthebottom armsfirst,andthetoparms second.Bringtheneedleup throughthebottomlefthole, downthroughthetopright, andthenupatthebottom right.Fromhere,startthenext stitch,andcontinueuntilyou gettotheendoftherow.Then changedirectionandcome backonyourself,finishingoff thetoparmsofeachstitch. 7.Startstitching! Workthecrossstitches,orwhole stitches,first.Eachstitchuses afourholesquare.Tostartyour stitch,bringtheneedleupthrough thebottomlefthandcornerofthe square,andleaveatailofacouple ofinchesbeneaththecard–hold ontothissoitdoesn’tslipthrough. Takeyourneedledownthrough thefabricinthetoprighthole,then upthroughthebottomrightand downagainthroughthetopleft, andthat’syourfirstwholestitch done!Addmorestitchesinthesame way,workingyourwayoutfrom thecentre.Makesureyouworkall yourstitchesfromrighttoleft,then lefttorightsothetop‘arm’ofeach stitchpointsinthesamedirection. 8.Anchored away Rememberthattailofcottonyou wereholdingonto?Asyouadd morestitches,youcankeepit inplacebyholdingitinposition behindeachnewstitch,looping thethreadaroundit.Oncethe tailissecure(fourorfivestitches shoulddoit),trimoffanyexcess. 6. Split the strand Identifythefirstthreadyouneed bylookingforthecentralsymbol onthechart–theonewherethe twoboldgridlinescross.Findthe correspondingthread,whichis actuallymadeupofsixindividual strands.Separatethethreadandpull outtwostrandstothreadthrough yourneedle–thekeywillusuallytell youhowmanystrandstostitchwith. 11.Back toback Onceyou’veworkedallyourwhole stitches,addonthebackstitch. Startyourthreadinthesameway asbefore,andfollowingtheline onthechart,bringyourneedleup throughthehole,anddownintothe nextone.Then,comeupagainone holebehindyourpreviousstitch, andbackdownnexttoyourfirst stitch.Continueuntilcomplete. 12.Finishingtouch Onceyou’vestitchedallthreeof yourtriangles,feedthemontothe longerpieceofthread,securing eachonewithaknotalongthetop. Althoughyouwon’tdothiswith thesepaperdesigns,it’sagood ideatogentlyhandwashyour stitchedpiecewhenit’scomplete, thenironitonalowheattomake sureitlooksitsbest. 13.Change it up Tochangethecoloursinthese designs,justcountthenumberof shadesusedandreplacewithan alternatethread.Assignasymbol onthecharttoeachofyournew huesandstartstitching! 10.Thread ends Tofinishathread,stopstitching withthreeorfourinchesleft. Anchorthistailbyrunningyour needleunderthebackofarowof similarlycolouredstitches.Then, snipawayanyremainingthread. WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 70. Tel: 0844 880 5381 www.thesoapkitchen.co.uk Est. 2000 | Devon Ingredients For Rose Soap Rose Petals Palm Oil Coconut Oil Essential Oil Olive Oil Lye Red Colou WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 71. There'snoplace... Spreadsomefairymagic withthisgorgeousselection ofgreetings–whatever theoccasion,we’vegota fabulouswaytocelebrateit! DesignedbyLucieHeaton Special wishes ...like a new home! 1 32Well done... ...you're a star! The best... ...isyet tocome!WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 72. StitchTime 4-5hrs(Each) ▼ DMC ▼ DMC▼ Anchor ▼ Anchor▼ Madeira ▼ Madeira Newhomefairy ✖ Cross stitch in two strands 604 26 614 605 1094 613 726 295 109 912 209 1213 948 892 306 ✖ Cross stitch in two strands 954 203 1207 ✖ Backstitch in one strand 725 305 113 3799 236 1713 ✖ Whole stitches only c 9 Stitch count 40 (h) x 37 (w) Design area on 14-count fabric 7.5x7cm (2¾x2½in) b y { m ▼ DMC ▼ DMC▼ Anchor ▼ Anchor▼ Madeira ▼ Madeira Weddingdayfairy ✖ Cross stitch in two strands 209 98 803 210 108 802 211 342 801 604 26 614 726 295 109 ✖ Cross stitch in two strands 948 892 306 ✖ Backstitch in one strand 725 305 113 3799 236 1713 ✖ Whole stitches only S m Stitch count 38 (h) x 38 (w) Design area on 14-count fabric 7x7cm (2¾x2¾in) ` 2 c y ▼ DMC ▼ DMC▼ Anchor ▼ Anchor▼ Madeira ▼ Madeira Congratulationsfairy ✖ Cross stitch in two strands blanc 2 2402 604 26 614 726 295 109 799 145 910 948 892 306 ✖ Cross stitch in two strands 3840 130 909 ✖ Backstitch in one strand 725 305 113 3799 236 1713 ✖ Whole stitches only Z 8 Stitch count 39 (h) x 40 (w) Design area on 14-count fabric 7x7.5cm (2¾x2¾in) c y f m ✂ Cut-out&Keep ✃ Quickand easytostitch oneanight! 1 23 StitchList... Forallstitchers ✖ Wholecrossstitch ✖ Backstitch Threads-Strandedcottonaslistedinthekey Needle-Size24tapestryneedle Fabric-Zweigart14-countwhiteaidameasuring 15x15cm(6x6in)foreachdesign.Tobuy,visit www.craftdepartment.comorcall 01373454448 Extras-CraftCreationssquareaperturecards (AP10U)inpaleyellow,paleblueandpale green.Visitwww.craftcreations.comorcall 01992781900tobuy ShoppingList... WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 73. 7 54 6 May yourday... ...be magical! Especially foryou... ...on yourbirthday Just tosay... ...you're a great friend Aspecial card... ...fora special personWorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 74. ▼ DMC ▼ DMC▼ Anchor ▼ Anchor▼ Madeira ▼ Madeira Happybirthdayfairy ✖ Cross stitch in two strands 351 10 214 603 55 505 604 26 614 726 295 109 948 892 306 ✖ Cross stitch in two strands 955 206 1210 ✖ Backstitch in one strand 725 305 113 3799 236 1713 ✖ Whole stitches only q L Stitch count 40 (h) x 40 (w) Design area on 14-count fabric 7.5x7.5cm (2¾x2¾in) T c y m ▼ DMC ▼ DMC▼ Anchor ▼ Anchor▼ Madeira ▼ Madeira Thanksabunchfairy ✖ Cross stitch in two strands 352 9 303 353 6 2313 726 295 109 948 892 306 3845 1089 1102 ✖ Cross stitch in two strands 3846 1090 1103 ✖ Backstitch in one strand 725 305 113 3799 236 1713 ✖ Whole stitches only t E Stitch count 35 (h) x 34 (w) Design area on 14-count fabric 6.5x6cm (2½x2½in) V y m F ▼ DMC ▼ DMC▼ Anchor ▼ Anchor▼ Madeira ▼ Madeira Haveasuperdayfairy ✖ Cross stitch in two strands 604 26 614 726 295 109 742 303 114 743 302 113 948 892 306 ✖ Cross stitch in two strands 3325 129 907 ✖ Backstitch in one strand 725 305 113 3799 236 1713 ✖ Whole stitches only c 6 Stitch count 39 (h) x 39 (w) Design area on 14-count fabric 7x7cm (2¾x2¾in) y i u m ▼ DMC ▼ DMC▼ Anchor ▼ Anchor▼ Madeira ▼ Madeira Justforyoufairy ✖ Cross stitch in two strands 351 10 214 352 9 303 604 26 614 726 295 109 948 892 306 ✖ Cross stitch in two strands 3325 129 907 ✖ Backstitch in one strand 725 305 113 3799 236 1713 ✖ Whole stitches only q 6 Stitch count 39 (h) x 33 (w) Design area on 14-count fabric 7x6cm (2¾x2¼in) t c y m ✂ 67 45 WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
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  • 77. Whetheryou’re struggling withyourWIP, or looking to take on a stitching challenge ofyour own, get inspiration from David Haworth’sdedication T hoseofuswho’vebeen stitchingforawhile willhaveworkedonat leastonesignificant project;beitforanewborn,a specialfriend,oreventhefirst bigdesignyouspentsomany hourson.ForDavidHaworth, however,hisgreateststitching achievementfulfilledalifetime’s ambitionin307,328stitches! Aworkofart DavidfirstsawWilliamHolman Hunt’sfamouspainting,The LightoftheWorld,asachild. Huntwaspassionateabout usinghisskillsasanartistto bringtheBibletolife,andthis stunningworkhadahuge impactonDavid.“TheLight oftheWorldhasbeencalled asermononcanvas,”he explains.“Asayoungboy, Ihadahugeadmirationfor thispaintinganditbecamean inspirationtome.” Inthelate80s,Davidtaught himselftocrossstitch.“Through alltheyearsthough,Inever metanothermanthatstitches,” Davidtellsus.“I’vehadmyfair shareofmocking,soitused tobesomethingIdidn’tleton about.Butthankstosocial networking,I’vesincemeta numberofmenwhostitch.” Creatingamasterpiece AswellasenablingDavid togetintouchwithother malestitchers,advancesin technologyallowedhimto designchartsonalargerscale. Davidcontinuedtochallenge himself,withhisprojects becomingmoredetailed,untilin June2011hismindreturnedto thepaintingwhichhadalways remainedaninspiration–The LightoftheWorld.Woulditbe possibleforhimtorecreatethis masterpieceusinganeedleand threadashispaintbrush? “WhenIbegandesigning it,Ididn’tconsiderhow longitwouldtake,”David explains.“Mymainobjective wasjusttoprovethatIcould stitchit.”Usingtwosoftware programmesandabitofartistic license,Davidfinallyfinished chartinghisprojectin2012. Workedon14-countaida,he calculateditwouldmeasure anastounding140x70cm (56x28in),containing307,328 wholestitches.“Ididn’tuse anyfractionals,andtheonly backstitchwastoberound thelettering,”Davidpoints out–althoughthatcertainly doesn’tmakeitsoundanyless intimidatingtous! Granddesigns Davidpostedpicturesofhis progressonFacebook,and wordofhisunusualdesign soonspread.“Itveryquickly gainedaworldwidefollowing, soIbegantosetgoalsfor myself.”Daviddecided toworktowardsspecific religiousevents,inkeeping withthethemeoftheportrait. “AtChristmas,IrevealedHis completedface,andwasproud tobeabletofinallyunveilthe finishedworkatEaster.” ForDavid,thisoutstanding accomplishmentwaseasily worthtwoyearsspentstitching. “Thisrepresentsalifetime’s ambitiontocompletewhatI’d vowedtodoandIcanonlyhope thatmyachievementinspires somebodyelse.” Aftersuchahugeproject,we wonderwhat’snextinstorefor David–surelyhe’llbetaking abreakfromstitching?“No, notatall,”heexclaims.“Ilove achallenge,soI’mworkingon severalevenlargerdesigns atthemoment!”So,next timeyoufeelthatstitchybug slippingaway,justremember David’senthusiasm–it’sallthe inspirationyou’llneed!● Ihadahuge admirationforthis painting–itbecame aninspirationtome kly ing, g rait. lifetime Theprojectofa www.cross-stitching.com 77 TheLightoftheWorldby WilliamHolmanHuntholds greatsignificanceforDavid Davidcouldn’tbe prouderofhisamazing accomplishment Davidposesfora picturewithhisWIP Justoneofthe chart’s36pages! WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
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  • 80. DesignFinder Trackit Down Sherlock Anne’sonhand totrackdown thedesignsyou crave.Sendher yourrequests today! Piece of cake I’m after a fun wedding cake sampler that I can stitch for my sister’s big day. She’s a cake maker herself, so I think she’d ✁ Trackitdownforme... Pleasefind the following design for me – I’m crazy for it! (Continue onanother sheet if necessary) The designI wantand why ............................................................................ ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Myname and address.................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Email............................................................................................................... Tel.................................................................................................................... Send to: Trackitdown, CrossStitchCrazy, Immediate Media Company OriginLtd,9thFloor, Tower House,Fairfax Street, Bristol BS1 3BN.Please include one request per coupon. Douse a photocopy if you don’t want to cut up your magazine. You can also send an email straight to Sherlock Anne at: trackit@cross-stitching.com So spooky! Please can you help me, Anne? Last year I saw a design of a green cat inside a pumpkin that would be perfect for Halloween, but I didn’t buy it, as I didn’t have time to stitch it. Now I’d love to stitch it, but can’t find it! Do you know where I can get it from? Jude Jones, California, USA I know the exact design you’re after, Jude. It’s a Heritage Crafts kit by James Ryman, simply called Halloween. One of the four designs in his Kitty Kats range, with its green and orange colour palette it really is a great choice for All Hallows’ Eve! The finished kitty measures 11x7cm (4½x3in), and the complete kit costs £11.99. It includes the chart, instructions, a appreciate a stitched gift in which the tiered wonder takes centre stage! Are there any charts that you know of, Anne? I’ve got plenty of fabric and threads. Vicki Waterhouse, Pembrokeshire What a fantastic idea, Vicki! And I think I’ve found the perfect design for your sister. Vibrant and cheerful, there’s no doubting the most important motif in this Wedding Cake cross stitch chart from Cinnamon Cat. Just add your sister and future brother-in-law’s names to the top of the design, and their wedding date to the bottom, for a bespoke gift they’ll treasure forever. This 84x65 stitch design works best when stitched on 14-count aida or 28-count evenweave, measuring 15x11.5cm (6x4½in) when finished. Costing £6, visit www.lucywinter.co.uk or call 0800 612 2996 to order. Camper fan! It’s coming up to my son’s 18th birthday, and I’d love to be able to stitch a campervan for him as a keepsake, as he’s always loved VW campers. Can you help me find the perfect design, Anne? Jeanette Pinnington, via email There are lots of campervan designs for you to choose from, Jeanette, but for a young man, I don’t think you can go wrong with this cool picture. Designed by Stitchtastic, this VW Camper Van Split Screen ‘Splitty’ Caricature kit is fun and funky, and a joy to stitch! The design uses 18 colours, and measures 29x25cm (11½x10in) when W I t d an th W fr si n an b tr s s 2 1 stitched on 14-count aida. It’s available to buy as a complete kit including DMC threads for £29.95, or as a chart only for £10.95. To order, visit www.stitchtastic.com or call 0114 383 0333. needle, DMC threads, and either 14-count aida or 28-count evenweave. For local stockists, visit www.hcrafts.com or call 01889 575 256. WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 81. Enjoy bright and vibrant blooms all year round with your pick of these pretty poppies www.cross-stitching.com DesignFinder 81 This month:Poppies Chartchoice Ed’sChoice Big and bold £7.40, Poppy byYiota’sXStitch www.yiotas-xstitch.com 0208 144 7758 William Morris fans will love this floral picture, adapted from one of his classic tile designs. With a bright pink flower and elegant intertwining leaves, this design measures 30x30cm (11¾x11¾in) when stitched on 14-count aida or 28-count evenweave. The finished piece would look gorgeous made up as a canvas! Where the heart is £11.90, Coeur Pavot (Poppy’s Heart) by Madame la Fée www.socreastitch.co.uk If you hold poppies dear in your heart, then this sweet chart is one for you. Perfect for Remembrance Day too, this design uses whole stitches and backstitch for a finished piece that measures an impressive 40x45cm (16x18in) when stitched on 25-count evenweave. In full bloom £4, PoppyStudy by Maria Diaz www.mariadiazdesigns.com Celebrate the beauty of the poppy with this spectacular close-up! As you stitch this fabulous picture using punchy, vibrant shades of red, the lifelike shading and scattering of sunlight that ripples over the petals will spring into life. Go wild I’ve been stitching for a few years, but I’ve never tried blackwork. I’d like to give it a go, but I’m not sure what design to start out with. Could you please recommend one, Anne? I love wildlife, so an animal design would be nice. Felicity Peters, London It’s best to start with something small when you try a new technique, such as this Little Owl by Classic Embroidery, measuring just 8x9cm (3¼x3½in). The kit costs £4.28, and as you love nature, I’m sure you’ll have a hoot stitching it! Available on 14-count aida or 28-count evenweave depending on your preference, the kit includes a clear, easy-to- read chart and instructions. To buy, visit www.sewandso.co.uk or call 01453 889 988. Fantastic Mr Fox I’m sure I’ve seen a picture of a cute fox character holding a bunch of roses, and I’d love to stitch this for my boyfriend. Not only is his surname Fox, but he’s been really wonderful this year, looking after me while I’ve been in and out of hospital after a car crash. Do you know where I can find the kit, Anne? Rosa Thompson, West Yorkshire I do hope you’re on the road to recovery after your accident, Rosa? And you’re right, there is such a design – it’s from the Woodland Folk range by DMC, and is so cute! The kit, Toby Fox with Roses, is such a sweet scene, and I think it’s the perfect way to thank your boyfriend for being so fabulous. Costing £15.99, it includes the chart, instructions, a needle, 14-count aida and pre-sorted DMC threads. The finished piece measures 18x14cm (7x5½in) and it would look great mounted in a simple wooden frame, or even made up into a cushion. Plus, there are plenty of other Toby Fox kits, too! To find stockists, or to view the full range, visit www.dmccreative.co.uk or call 0116 275 4000. Lowry lover Do you know if there are any cross stitch kits or charts of L.S. Lowry’s paintings, Anne? I’ve recently become a fan of his art, and I’d like to stitch one of his works, if possible. I’m an experienced stitcher, so large designs are fine! Jodie Blackford, Southampton You aren’t alone there, Jodie. I’m a big fan of Lowry’s too – such wonderful works of art! Luckily, so is Bothy Threads, who has converted a few of Lowry’s designs into cross stitch, including Street Scene, The Arrest, and my favourite, The Canal Bridge. The Canal Bridge kit costs £27.49 and contains 14-count aida in a gorgeous parchment hue, pre-sorted threads, a needle, the chart and instructions. The completed stitch measures 26x32cm (10x12½in), so makes a great statement piece. With whole stitches, half stitches and backstitch, you should find it a really rewarding project. To buy, visit www.bothythreads.com or call 0844 800 0221. E r hi tit hi it! A il bl 14 t Patched together $6.99(approximately£4),PoppyPatchworkbyAgnèsDelage-Calvet www.creativepoppypatterns.com Whether you make this bright design up into a hanging, a bolster cushion, or use the individual motifs for bookmarks, cards and more, you’ll love stitching this pretty chart. Worked in whole stitches only, using just nine thread shades, this happy floral piece is a treat to stitch. WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 82. ClassifiedDirectory To advertise please contact Heather Golden: 0117 314 8817 | Heather.Golden@immediate.co.uk SOMERSET PHOTO CHARTING LINCOLNSHIRE ONLINE MAIL ORDER FOR ALL YOUR CRAFTY NEEDS Anchor & DMC main agent, hundreds of cross stitch kits in stock, plus many accessories. Knitting yarns from Wendy/Peter Pan, Sirdar, Katia, King Cole and Woolcraft. 3 South Street, Bourne, Lincolnshire PE10 9LY www.craftypatch.co.uk Tel: 01778 422666 In Stitches To convert a photo into a cross stitch or tapestry chart or kit, simply send your photo with an SAE for a free, no obligation preview picture. Chart only £17.50 Complete kits £20-40 approx For details Tel: 01473 830356 or send SAE to 1 Lower Crescent, Barham, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 0PF In Stitches For Cross Stitch Kits and Threads www.material-needs.co.uk Tel: 01278 794 751 79 High Street, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset TA8 1PE MATERIAL NEEDS www.acrosstownstitching.co.uk Cross stitch kits and supplies at affordable prices. Expanded range with more being added. Payment taken on website or by phone. 07961 954287 www.debscrossstitch.co.uk Cross stitch kits, sewing accessories and card making supplies Tel:01253 771230 www.dkhcreations.co.uk All orders will be posted free of charge within the UK GRAND OPENING SALE 15% OFF EVERYTHING Enter code WOXSDIS15 at checkout Website: www.nenesupplies.co.uk Tel: 01933 654267 DMC Threads 8 Meters on Large Bobbins 38p Each + Postage at cost www.leisurecraft-tewkesbury.com Telephone: 01684 297586 All 447 Plain DMC Colours in a Presentation Box ONLY £135 + £12 Special Delivery Kit'n Kaboodle Because sometimes in Wales it rains.... Banks’ Buildings, Breeze Hill, Benllech, Isle of Anglesey LL74 8TL 01248 852111 Wide range of crafts including: Needlecrafts, Quilting Fabrics, Yarn, Buttons, Beads... We also sell sewing machines for £70 Menai House, Ffordd Caergybi, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Isle of Anglesey LL61 5YQ 01248 715553 DMC Threads and Tapestry Wools including Light Effects, Satins, Colour Variations. Full range of Mill Hill Beads and many more specialist threads. ALSO AT: Border Collie (DMC) Menai Bridge (Cambriana Designs) Celtic Knot (Cambriana Designs) A Row of Sugar Plum Mice (Bothy Threads) Isle of Anglesey Map (Classic Embroidery) WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 83. Teabreak 31 2 10 4 6 5 7 1411 1513 1716 18 12 19 8 20 9 21 Celeb wordsearch solution Themissingwordis Louis Across 1) Harvestingmachine(7) 6) Brook,smallriver(6) 8) Placewhereplantsaregrown commercially(7) 9) Colourofunbleachedlinen(4) 10) Largepileofdriedgrassstalks(8) 11) Toagreatextent(6) 14) Notchormakejagged(6) 16) Mostslender(8) 18) AncientRomangarment(4) 19) Groupoffruittrees(7) 20) Overthere(6) 21) Coarsefabricusedforsacks(7) Down 1) Glasshouseextension(12) 2) Cookieorcracker(7) 3) Compasspoint(5) 4) Cowboyhat(7) 5) Landareameasurement(7) 7) Plotofgroundwherefruitand vegetablesaregrownforsale(6,6) 12) Olympicwatersport(7) 13) Oilobtainedfromflax(7) 15) Drainagetrenchesbetweenfields(7) 17) Curt,abrupt(5) www.cross-stitching.com PopTheKettleOn 83 TheButtons...Bev,Nev and cowill have you in stitches! ByRhysReed.ToseemorefromRhysvisitwww.applejackandreed.com Completethecrosswordandrearrangetheletterswithin thecolouredsquarestospelloutthenameofatraditional farmanimal(5,5). Once you’vecompletedthegrid,textyouranswertous (texts willbechargedat50pplusyourstandardnetwork rate)andyou’llbeinwithachanceofwinninga£20 voucherforFantasticRibbons–theplacetogoforallyour stitchyembellishments!Visitwww.fantasticribbons.com to check out its gorgeous products. TO ENTER: *TextXWORD followed byyour answer, name and postaladdressto 87474. EgXWORD Answer Name Address.Texts willbe charged at50p plusyour standard networkrate. For fulltermsand conditions turn to page 65. Or, sendyour answer, name and addresson a postcard to: Crazy 181 Crossword, CrossStitch Crazy, 9th Floor,Tower House, FairfaxStreet, Bristol BS1 3BN.The closing date forallentries is1stOctober 2013. TEXTyourentry!* WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 84. Stitch count 38 (h) x 25 (w) Design area on 14-count fabric 7x4.5cm (2¾x1¾in) ▼ DMC ▼ Anchor ▼ Madeira Girlexercising ✖ Cross stitch in two strands 437 362 2012 725 305 113 726 295 109 738 367 2013 799 145 910 800 144 908 948 892 306 ✖ Backstitch in one strand 3799 236 1713 ✖ Whole stitches only 7 i y h E 6 m Stitch count 45 (h) x 26 (w) Design area on 14-count fabric 8x5cm (3¼x1¾in) ▼ DMC ▼ Anchor ▼ Madeira Manstitching ✖ Cross stitch in two strands blanc 2 2402 318 399 1801 351 10 214 437 362 2012 800 144 908 948 892 306 ✖ Backstitch in one strand 3799 236 1713 ✖ Whole stitches only Z j t 7 6 m Stitch count 26 (h) x 31 (w) Design area on 14-count fabric 5x5.5cm (1¾x2¼in) ▼ DMC ▼ Anchor ▼ Madeira Stickofrock ✖ Cross stitch in two strands blanc 2 2402 602 57 702 603 55 505 604 26 614 762 234 1804 ✖ Backstitch in one strand 3799 236 1713 ✖ Whole stitches only Z T c b 3 Workitout I’m a big fan of dance aerobics, and would love you to chart anything to do with exercise for me, Lucie. That way, I can make keyrings for both my friends at aerobics and myself! Marta Wichlacz, Poland What a fun idea, Marta! Lucie Smart stitching As a male stitcher, I’d love you to design me a chart of a man cross stitching, while wearing a shirt and tie! Do you think you could help me, Lucie? Colin Jacobs, Norfolk Certainly, Colin! I’m more than happy to show my support for all you male stitchers out there! Lucie Rockon! I was wondering if you could chart a stick of seaside rock for me please? I would love to stitch one for a completely rock-addicted colleague! Penny Mason, Lancashire Try this sweet design, Penny! Lucie Crazy’sdesignerLucie Heatonlovesachallenge, sosendheryourdesign requeststoday! ChartChallenge 84 www.cross-stitching.com WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 85. Stitch count 39 (h) x 34 (w) Design area on 14-count fabric 7x6cm (2¾x2½in) ▼ DMC ▼ Anchor ▼ Madeira MaineCoon ✖ Cross stitch in two strands 318 399 1801 415 398 1802 726 295 109 762 234 1804 ✖ Backstitch in one strand 3799 236 1713 ✖ Whole stitches only j 5 y 3 Stitch count 19 (h) x 38 (w) Design area on 14-count fabric 3.5x7cm (1¼x2¾in) ▼ DMC ▼ Anchor ▼ Madeira Tortoise ✖ Cross stitch in two strands 318 399 1801 414 235 1714 415 398 1802 739 366 2014 ✖ Backstitch in one strand 3799 236 1713 ✖ Whole stitches only j k 5 ; Stitch count 24 (h) x 40 (w) Design area on 14-count fabric 4.5x7.5cm (1¾x2¾in) ▼ DMC ▼ Anchor ▼ Madeira Carandcaravan ✖ Cross stitch in two strands blanc 2 2402 318 399 1801 349 1098 212 351 10 214 414 235 1714 415 398 1802 762 234 1804 ✖ Backstitch in one strand 3799 236 1713 ✖ Whole stitches only Z j q t k 3 5 Purr-fect Could you design me a chart of a Maine Coon cat, Lucie? My cousin has a Maine Coon called LulaBelle and I’d like to stitch one as a surprise for her birthday! Angela Kirtley, Boston, USA How about this furry kitty, Angela? Lucie IchallengeLucie... If there’s something you would like to have charted, challenge me, Lucie, and I’ll come up with the goods. Please note, I can only fit in fairly small designs and for copyright reasons I’m unable to chart characters from films and TV – but go on, make it something crazy! My chart request .................................................................................... I’d like this chart because ...................................................................... ................................................................................................................ Your name and address.......................................................................... ................................................................................................................ ................................................................................................................ Fill in and cut out this coupon (or photocopy it) and send it to: Challenge Lucie, Cross Stitch Crazy, Immediate Media Company Bristol Ltd, 9th Floor, Tower House, Fairfax Street, Bristol BS1 3BN, or email: challengelucie@cross-stitching.com Turtlepower I’d love you to chart a simple tortoise design for me, Lucie, as I have a Mediterranean tortoise who is nearly five years old. Holly Aspinall, Shropshire What an original pet, Holly! Lucie Ontheroad Can you chart me a car and caravan please, Lucie? I go caravanning a lot, and it would be lovely to be able to stitch a design to hang inside the van. John Essam, Essex Of course, John. Here’s a fun motif to brighten it up! Lucie ChartChallenge WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 86. It’sawrap Addtheperfect finishingtouch toyourpresents Incolour You’lllovethis stainedglassabc Youllloveethis stainedglassabcl ssabcbc Allthis Snowpretty Theseelegantbiscornus aresosimpletomake! Onsalefrom5thSeptember Deckthehalls Quick-stitchfunkydecorations 3FREE GIFTS! XMASCHART BOOKWITH 50STYLISH DESIGNS +FESTIVE CARD AND GIFT TAG PACK PLUS CHARTSD K WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 87. Winter warmer Cosyupwiththis oh-so-cuteForever Friendsdesign! Contentsaresubjecttochange. From all good newsagents To subscribe 0844 844 0388 andmore inissue182 Funhouse Kidswilllovethis cuteadventcalendar! Usethesesweetmotifsto sayhitoFatherChristmas Santastophere! Giveyourguestsan extra-specialwelcome Comeonin! Kids cute WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 88. Stitch count 19 (h) x 20 (w) Design area on 14-count fabric 4x4cm (1½x1½in) ▼ DMC ▼ Anchor ▼ Madeira ✖ Cross stitch in two strands Marigold ✖ Cross stitch in two strands 307 289 104 742 303 114 920 1004 312 947 330 205 987 244 1403 989 241 1401 3348 264 1409 ✖ Backstitch in one strand 726 295 109 ✖ French knots in one strand 726 295 109 ✖ Contains fractionals X O i Y E P H p Designarea–whatthedesign willmeasurewhenstitchedon thespecifiedfabric 88 www.cross-stitching.com Don’tforgettovisitCross-stitching.com forexpertadvice,videotutorials,handy tips,freechartsandmuchmore! Cross“Welcometocrossstitch! You’llsoonlearnhowit’s done–myguideheretells youeverythingyouneed toknowtogetstarted” WithAnneMacGregor Perfect for beginners Small,quick-to-stitch designs,suchasthe marigoldopposite,are idealtotryifyou’renew tostitching.Forlotsmore simpledesigns,check outthese: PAGE16 Octobermonkey PAGE20 Autumngiftideas PAGE34 Crazyfordinosaurs! PAGE36 Officeabc PAGE64 Kids’partyset How to use our charts and keys We’resureyou’llwanttostartstitching ourgorgeousdesignsstraightaway. Here’showtofollowourchartsandkeys... Readingachart Ourchartsareprintedinbothcolourand symbols.Eachsquareonacrossstitchchart containsasymbol,andeachsymbolcorresponds withonestitch.Thekeythataccompaniesthe chartwilltellyouwhatcolourthreadeachsymbol correspondsto,soyouknowwhichonetothread yourneedlewith. Wheretostart Thecentreofmostcrossstitchchartsis speciallymarked.Thisisthebestplacetostart stitching,soyouendupwiththedesignstitched inthemiddleofthefabric.Thecentreofour chartsiswheretheheavyverticalandhorizontal linesintersect.Tofindthecentreofyourfabric, folditinhalfhorizontally,openitupandfoldit vertically.Whenyouopenthefabricagain,you’ll findthecreasesmarkthecentre. Followingourkeys AllofourCrazychartshavekeysthattellyou howmanystrandsofthreadtostitchin(most threadissix-stranded),thethreadnumbers needed,thesizeofthedesignandwhetherthere arebackstitchlines,Frenchknotsorfractional stitches.Thethreadnumberslistedinthefirst columnofthekeyrefertothebrandthatwe’ve usedtostitchthedesign.Conversionnumbersfor twootherbrandsofthreadsaregiven.Theseare notalwaysexactequivalents,butaretheclosest matchavailable. Findingwhatyouneed Eachofourprojectsincludesashoppinglist, tellingyouwhattypeandsizeoffabricyou’ll need.Italsotellsyouwhatsizeframeandmount you’llneedtofinishitoff.Ifwe’vemadeanything outoftheordinaryfromourstitching,we’lltellyou whatyouneedtorecreateit. Type of stitch and number of strands Symbol and colour that corresponds to the chart Thread number represented by the symbol Thethree mainbrands ofthreadwe use.Thefirst columnis alwaysthe onethatwe’ve usedtostitch thedesign Stitchcount– howmany stitcheshigh andwidethe designis Fractionalstitch Crossstitch Frenchknot Backstitch WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 89. CROSSSTITCH GLOSSARY Fractionalstitches Tomakeaquarterstitch,bringthe needle upatthecornerofasquareandtake it downthroughthecentre,halfwayacross thediagonal,splittingtheaidablock.To turnthisintoathree-quarterstitch, make a halfcrossstitchacrosstheotherdiagonalof thesquare.Thiscreatesahalfcrossstitch acrossthe quarter stitch. Ifyouhaveto make twofractionalstitchesback-to-back in the same square,you’llneedtodecide which isa quarter stitch andwhichisa three-quarter stitch. Usually,thethree- quarter stitch ismade in theforeground colour ofthe design. Onceyou’vefinishedstitching, finishoffyourthreadsbyrunningyour needlethroughthebackofseveral stitchesthatyou’vealreadycompleted. Snipofftheendsneatlywithasharp pairofembroideryscissors,asclose toyourfabricaspossible. Finishingyourthread Afractionalstitchisrepresented onachartbyasmallerversionof themainsymbol,inacornerofthe square.Itwillshowyouwhichcorner thefractionalstitchshouldoccupy. Quarterandthree-quarterstitchesare shown in the same wayonyour chart. Backstitchisshownbyacoloured line andisaddedtostitchingtocreatedetail. Workthebackstitchoverindividualblocks onaida,orpairsofthreadsonevenweave. Bringtheneedleupthroughthefabricat1 andtakeitdownat2,upat3andsoon,so thatyouareworkingbackonyourself. French knotsappear asdotsonyour chart.Bringtheneedleupthroughthe fabric, hold the thread down withyour left hand and wind itround the needletwice. Stillholdingthe thread taut,taketheneedle down one thread or partofablockaway. Pullthrough untila neatknotisformed. SpottingfractionalsBackstitch Frenchknots Crossstitch Thefollowingcanonlybedonewith an evennumberofstrands.Cutthreadtotwice thelengthyouneed.Separateone strand anddoubleitover.Threadtheneedle with theends,formingaloop.Bringtheneedle upthroughthefabric.Asyoutakeitdown, passitthroughtheloopandpullfirmly. Startingyourthread AFGHAN–awoollenblanketorrug withareasforcrossstitching AIDA–themostcommoncross stitchingfabric,madeupofblocks ofweave AIDABAND–astripofaidawith adecorativeedge,usedtoadorn towels,bookmarks,etc.Comesin variouswidths APERTURE–thespacethrough whichadesignisshown(mainlyon cardsandinframes) BEADINGNEEDLE–along,fine needlethatslideseasilythrough seedandbuglebeads DESIGNAREA–themeasurement ofthefinisheddesign,depending onthecountoffabricused EVENWEAVE–fabricmadefrom evenly-spacedwoventhreads.It’s softerandmoreflexiblethanaida FABRICCOUNT–thenumberof holesperinchonyourfabric.The higherthenumber,thefinerthe fabricis FABRICSIZE–thesizeoffabric neededforthedesign,including allowanceforframing FRACTIONALSTITCH–stitches madefromaquarterorthree- quartersofacrossstitch HALFSTITCH–thefirstarmofthe cross.Usedtogivealessdensestitch tolighterareas HOOP–aplasticorwoodenframe thatholdsyourfabrictautwhileyou stitchonit JOBELAN–aspecifictypeof evenweavefabric KEY–alistofallthethreadsand stitchesusedinadesign,andtheir respectivechartsymbols LONGSTITCH–longbackstitchesthat extendoverlargerareasofthefabric,to depictskyorgrassetc PERFORATEDPAPER–toughened paper,perforatedwithtinyholes PETITPOINT–tinystitches,one quarterthesizeofacrossstitch,for detailedareasofstitching PLASTICCANVAS–aplastic alternativetofabric,idealformaking decorationsandbookmarks SAMPLER–traditionalstitching, demonstratingavarietyofstitches SATINTHREADS–silkythreadsthat addasubtlesheen SKEIN–an8mlengthofstranded cotton,divisibleintosixstrands STITCHCOUNT–thenumberof stitches(verticalandhorizontal)that makeupadesign STITCHINGOVERTWO–termusedto describestitchingovertwothreadson evenweavefabric WADDING–paddingusedtoadd depthtostitchingwhenit’smounted insidecards WASTECANVAS–looselywoven fabric,heldtogetherwithsolubleglue. Oftenusedtoadddesignstoclothes andsofterfabrics WHOLESTITCH–acompletecross stitchasopposedtohalf,quarterand three-quarterstitches 89www.cross-stitching.com Make a crossstitch for eachsymbol onthechart.Bringtheneedleupatthe bottom leftcorner ofa square and down atthetoprightcorner.Thisisahalfcross stitch. Bringthe needle upagainatthe bottom rightcorner and backdownatthe top left.Thisisa completed crossstitch. TIP Workeachstitchinthesameorderso thetoparmsofyourcrossstitchesliein thesamedirection. TIP Workingarowofhalfcrossstitches, thencompletingthecrossstitchonthe returnjourney,isaquickwaytowork; especiallywhenstitchingblocksofcolour. WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 90. JustForFun 90 www.cross-stitching.com Ihadn’treceivedmylatestcopyofCrazy, soIaskedmypartnertogivethemacall andfindoutwhy.Whenhetoldmethey’d stoppingprintingthemag,Inearlycried –luckily,hewasonlyjoking,but Icertainlydidn’tseethefunnyside! SarahGomes,Bristol Myboyfriendthoughtitwouldbehilariousto hidemystitching,thenrefusetotellmewhere itwas,ashethoughtmystashwasoutof control.Histrickbackfiredthough,as Iwentoutandboughtmoretoreplaceit! YvetteStreeter,DeputyProductionEditor CrossStitchCrazy Myneedleskeepdisappearingand I’mconvincedmyhousematekeeps movingthem,butshedeniesit.If it’snotherthough,theremustbea poltergeistinthehouse! NicolaYork,London TRICK treatOR BeingtheChartingEditorforallthestitchy magsatImmediateMediacanbehectic, soattheweekends,Iliketotreatmyselfby puttingmyfeetupwithmylateststitchy projectandacupoftea–purebliss! FionaBaker,ChartingEditor CrossStitchCrazy WithHalloweenapproaching,weasked Crazy’sreadersandteammembersfortheir worststitchytricksandfavouritestitchytreats! Mymumisteachingmehowtocross stitch,whichIthinkisthebiggest treatever!She’stryingtofinda guineapigdesignsoIcanstitchmy pet,Ned–Ican’twait! BethParker,WestonsuperMare oween Myfriendboughtthefirstissueof CrazyI’dworkedonandstitchedmea keyringfromoneoftheGiftideasasa birthdaypresent.Itwasalovelytreat toreceivesuchathoughtfulgift. HelenDorritt,ActingEditor CrossStitchCrazy Illustrations©www.thinkstocksphotos.com Treat Trick Treat Trick Treat Trick WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
  • 91. Coleshill Accessories Order from Siesta Frames Ltd (Please make cheques payable to Siesta Frames Ltd) Unit D. Longmeadow Ind.Est. Three Legged Cross, Wimborne. BH21 6RD Telephone. 01202 829461 www.coleshillaccessories.co.uk Other items available at www.siestaframes.com Postage & packing. Orders up to £12 – £2.95 . Orders £12 to £25 - £3.95. Orders over £25 - £4.95 www.coleshillaccessories.co.uk Needle Park Avenue Stitch faster by parking your working threads on the Needle Park. Have more needles threaded and darn in your threads less often. Magnetic £7.95 De Luxe set of Knit-Pro Interchangeable needles in tough, rainbow coloured birch. The birch wood tips screw into the cables, enabling you to change size quickly and economically. You can knit round or straight. Great for arthritic hands. Has 8 pairs of needles sizes 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0mm. and 4 cables to make 60, 80, 100 and 120 cms circular needles.! £59.95 Magnifying Chart Aid Keep your place on a cross stitch chart. Place the metal board under your chart and the magnifying clear plastic square on top. The red grid lines keep your place as you stitch. The corner magnets hold needles and scissors securely. Size 10cm x 8cm. Complete Chart aid £15.95 Magnifying Top only £10.95 Master Seat Stand A sit-on stand to hold any type of frame up to 18". Does the job of a floor stand with the versatility of a seat stand. Height and angle fully adjustable. Folds flat for travel and storage. £39.50 Pinking Shears Lightweight, super sharp. Best quality! Best price! £17.95 Lowery Floor Stand Simply the best! Metal construction. Strong and stable, deep clamp holds any frame just where you want it. Height, angle and reach fully adjustable with easy to use levers. Accessories available include chart holder, light bracket, daisy dish and an adaptor for extra wide frames.Available in Silver grey satin finish or in Stainless steel Silver grey £79.95 Stainless steel £139.99 Tail Catcher Secures the end of your thread when it is too short to use a needle. Thread the loop through your stitching, hook the short thread into the loop & pull through. Not suitable for wool. Choose from:- Bee Celtic, Butterfly, Tortoise, Kingfisher £21.95 Handeze Gloves Relieve pain from arthritis, tendonitis, carpel tunnel etc. while stitching or knitting. Available in beige or slate blue with or without the extra wrist strap, which gives more support. To measure for size place hand on piece of paper. Mark the paper each side of the knuckles, at the base of the fingers. Mea- sure the distance between the 2 marks and select size. 2.0” - 2½” 51 – 64mm Size 2 2½” - 3¼ ” 64 – 78 mm Size 3 3¼” - 3¾” 78 – 91 mm Size 4 3¾” - 4½” 91 – 105mm Size 5 Regular £19.95 Wrist Support £20.95 WorldMags.netWorldMags.net WorldMags.net
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