CROSS STITCHER MAGAZINE SUMMER 2017 - SKETCHBOOK SECRETS!

Posted on June 06, 2017 by SALLY WILSON | 0 comments

I'm so excited to be included in the special Summer 2017 issue of Cross Stitcher magazine as I know so many of you are subscribers! I spoke all about my inspiration behind my cross stitch kit 'Watercolour Alphabet' and shared some of my early sketches when designing the piece.

The magazine also includes a 22-page Celebrate Summer chart special with beautiful boho makes, from a feather headdress to cool camera strap. The bumper issue also comes with a kit perfect for summer –a festival-style bracelet, complete with leather-style cuff for you to stitch directly onto!

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I love typography and I always felt that some sort of alphabet art was an essential item for a child’s bedroom! I wanted to design something without letters but with individual elements instead. My daughter, Felicity loves singing her ABCs and pointing things out, so I thought it would be a great idea to make a game of it.

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To make each element easily recognisable, I chose to stick to the more traditional colours but used 3-4 different shades of the same colour to add depth and give that ‘watercolour’ vintage style. I had planned on only using foods but it was proving too difficult, especially for X, Y and Z! So I decided to use a mix of foods, animals and everyday items children would recognise. Get your Watercolour Alphabet kit by clicking the image below!

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Happy stitching!

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