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In this issue…
Designs to stitch

Love & happiness – Stitch
uplifting sentiments with Lesley
Teare’s heart-shaped design

40 Romantic moonlight – Emma
Congdon’s hoop project will help you
stitch an ideal Valentine’s Day gift

14 Messenger of spring – February’s
birth flower heralds the arrival of
spring in Sheena Rogers’ pincushion

42 Cornish kitchen – Permin’s blue
and white flowers in pretty patterned
jugs is classic country chic

18 Vintage sewing – Create the
perfect sewing machine cover with
Maria Diaz’s antique-style design

46 Pretty in pink – Make a bedroom
set by Jenny Barton that’s packed
with girlie glitz and glamour

24 Papercut perfection – Bright
white thread on Wedgwood blue
fabric creates a fab birthday card

51 Puppy pile-up – Stitch a realistic
design with Jenny Barton’s fun
and mischievous labrador pups

33 Nordic inspiration – This issue’s

56 Winter wildflowers – Snowdrops
are a welcome sight after winter –
stitch them in Lesley Teare’s mini-pic

Chart of the Month features a
Frisian sampler by Jacob de Graaf

Stitching Inspiration

Giveways & Offers


February Collection – Exciting
news, gorgeous kits, inspiration,
real stitching stories and more



Jane Greenoff’s page – Learn
how to work a Y-Stitch as Jane
reaches Y in her A-Z

16 Your letters – Win threads or
fabric vouchers by sharing your
cross stitch stories and pictures

28 Historical sampler heaven – We
take a tour of the V&A’s extraordinary
antique sampler collection – a tour
that you could win!

Great giveaways – Enter today
for a chance to win one of our
amazing stitching prizes

64 Break time! – Relax and enjoy
our crossword. You could win
fabulous Zweigart fabrics

66 Crafty ideas – Rebecca Bradshaw
tells us about the fun she had
creating her very own craft room!

58 Stitch basics – Charting editor
Abi Barker’s guide to everything
you need to get started on this
month’s projects


67 Next month – Enjoy a sneaky
preview of March’s projects

Collection Essentials



60 Stitch extras – All the essential
instructions, tips and templates
for making up your stitching
62 Shopping Collection – Seen
something that’s inspired you?
Find out where you can buy it
63 Back issues and binders –
What do you need to complete
your collection?


February 2015