Editor’s Letter Welcome e know it’s only September but we’re planning our Christmas stitching already! And I know you guys are an organised bunch so this month I’ve got a fab range of festive projects for you to make a head start on. You’ll definitely want to stitch Helz Cuppleditch’s (p64) now so that it’s framed on the mantel for all your visitors to see in the run up to the big day. with Lesley Teare’s pun-tastic cat designs (p20) and Durene Jones’ super-simple (p82) will appeal to young and old alike. I’m really excited to try Faby Reilly’s (p56) – it’s like a big biscornu and creates a fun pouch to store your favourite sweet treats. I know it’ll get my guests talking over the festive period! I’ve thrown a few non-seasonal designs into the mix, too, like Amanda Gregory’s impressive (p26) or Debbie Harding’s intricate W sparkly fairy Start building your card stash Advent calendar biscobourse 56 20 watercolour blackwork board game poppies (p74). This modern twist on Snakes and Ladders will make such a unique Christmas gift and it’ll provide hours of fun for all the family. Happy stitching! The World of Cross Stitching STITCHING www.facebook.com/ theworldofcrossstitching Meet ome our designers... HELP! www.instagram.com/ worldofcrossstitching We will try and answer your questions as soon as we can, but if you’re working to a specific deadline then do let us know! Don’t forget to send all your stitchy questions and design requests in to us! Email us at: theworldofxstitching@ immediate.co.uk Write to: Ask the Experts, HELZ CUPPLEDITCH DEBBIE HARDING FABY REILLY The World of Cross Stitching, Have fun adding extra-special sparkle and texture to Helz’s festive fairy design with sequins, seed beads and metallic threads (p64) on printed fabric. Debbie has created a wonderful woodland board game for all the family to enjoy (p74). Add an extra personal touch using the backstitch alphabet. We show you how to make Faby’s pretty Christmas biscobourse project (p56). This unique pouch is a perfect gift or festive decoration for the home. Immediate Media Co, Eagle House, Colston Avenue, Bristol BS1 4ST Send in queries via social media: www.gathered.how/woxs 3 The World of Cross Stitching
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