January 2020 Issue 352
WHAT DO YOU THINK about chunky stitching? By chunky we mean using a fabric with only single figures of stitches to the inch – and using not two strands of stranded cotton but two whole lengths (12 strands!).
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Does the thought fill you with bad memories of Binca fabrics at primary school? We weren’t all that keen until we tried it out on a new 4-count punched felt fabric. The stitches sit beautifully and we actually created a 12in cushion in eight hours. See the results on page 48. Our girls, who are 14 and 12 years old, were inspired too, one is stitching a handsome fox as a cushion for her bed, and the other is doing her own thing, inspired by a visit to a modern art gallery… we really can’t wait to see the fi nished stitching!
Quick-stitch cushions could transform your Christmas gift list and even allow time for you to stitch all the ‘festive trimmings’ that can make the big day extra-special – you’ll fi nd fun tags on page 71 and place settings to personalise on page 59.
We’re aiming for a very cosy Christmas this year. We will be curled upon a heap of cross stitch cushions, busy stitching more!