The World of Cross Stitching : 2020-09-04

Editor’s Letter Welcome : 3 : 3

Editor’s Letter Welcome

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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