Moodboard: sewing supplies

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This week’s mood board is inspired by the vintage-style cotton spools from the June issue of CrossStitcher magazine. They’ve been repurposed to serve as door hangers and we think they look great! It got us thinking about our sewing tools – the scissors, storage and other bits and bobs that we reach for time and… Continue reading

Free swallow brooch from CrossStitcher

Stitch a swallow brooch

Be a summer trendsetter with our stylish swallow brooch – free with the latest issue of CrossStitcher magazine! This quick-to-stitch design comes with everything you need to make a striking accessory. The wooden bird shape, brooch pin, threads and a needle are all included – plus a sweet heart button for you to thread into… Continue reading

June issue of CrossStitcher on sale today!

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Exciting news! The new issue of CrossStitcher is in shops today and we are pretty pleased with this issue. Here are just a handful of the patterns you’ll find in the June 2015 (292) issue… If you’ve got a new baby to stitch for then you’ll love our 10-page feature on special makes for tiny… Continue reading

Mood board: mermaids

Mermaid finds from around the web

Dive into our round up of magical mermaids from around the web… We love Satsuma Street‘s 50s and 60s inspired cross stitch patterns – the colours really pop! The Mermaid Lagoon chart is no exception – pairing of bright colours with dark linen creates a really bold look. You can download the Mermaid Lagoon chart… Continue reading

Editor’s pick – May issue of CrossStitcher

Dog shaped cushion from CrossStitcher magazine

Meet Harvey, our cuddly cushion from the May 2015 issue, and the perfect sofa companion for you! When we asked editor Jenny to choose her favourite make from the magazine there was no hesitation – Harvey was her instant answer. Jenny is a self-confessed dog lover – she already has her future dog names picked… Continue reading

Mr X Stitch Marsala moodboard takeover!

Marsala coloured products

This week we’ve invited our pal Mr X Stitch to take over our moodboard – and he’s done us proud! Read on to see his colourful picks… Each year, the people at Pantone put out their colour trend suggestions for the forthcoming season and given that the fashion and design worlds often take their lead from… Continue reading

Moodboard: pastels

Moodboard: pastels

Show your softer side with our round up of these charming pastel finds from around the web. We love the dreamy feel of this stretched canvas cross stitch, with hot air balloons drifting over fields of flowers. If you want to stitch this whimsical landscape the chart and instructions can be found in the May… Continue reading

May’s digital issue of CrossStitcher is available to download

Digital issue of CrossStitcher 291

Download the latest digital issue of CrossStitcher magazine and you can start reading straight away! If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can subscribe to the app via Apple Newsstand. You’ll get your first month’s subscription for free, and the back issues go back to 2010. Alternatively the Zinio app works on a range of devices – you… Continue reading

Savvy Stitcher: applique

Applique flower cushion from May 2015 issue of CrossStitcher

Add extra detail to your cross stitch projects with the Savvy Stitcher’s ideas using appliqué. Appliqué can be a quick way to build up a picture using fabric. Simply cut shapes from fabric and then stitch them in place using hand or machine stitching. You can add depth to your appliqué by using patterned fabrics… Continue reading

Mood board: party brights!

Party brights!

Take your parties to the next level with these bright decorations! Whether you’re ready to take you child’s party beyond princesses and superheroes, or you want to surprise your Grandpa on his 90th birthday with a room filled of cheerful balloons – we’ve got the some colourful and creative ideas to share. Party planning has… Continue reading