Ruth Southorn

Ruth Southorn

Hi everyone! I'm the Editor of The World of Cross Stitching and I've been hooked on stitching for as long as I can remember. My first ever project was a kit of a little fawn in a wildflower glade - it still hangs on a wall at my mum's house - and even with 25 years (or so) of stitching experience, I'm still loving stitching realistic animal designs and country scenes. I love to stitch cards, quick-makes like the kits that are free with the magazine, and gifts too. There's nothing like the wonderful feeling when someone you love opens a present you've stitched, and you see their face light up, is there?

So I hope you'll carry on finding all the projects that you love to stitch in the magazine, whether you make them for yourself or for friends and family. Do let me know about your favourite designs - I can't wait to hear!

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