Free! Download Easter card mounts from April issue

Easter cards from CrossStitcher issue 290

Make someone’s day with a handmade Easter card. In our April 2015 issue you’ll find the patterns for four cards – a cheeky chick and a happy wee bunny. Once you’ve stitched your designs you can complete your cards with our free Easter card mounts (PDF). There are two designs to choose from – sunshine yellow or… Continue reading

CrossStitcher issue 290, on sale 6 March

Cover of the April (290) issue of CrossStitcher magazine

Spring is here and we couldn’t be happier! Our latest issue, April (number 290), is absolutely packed with cheerful projects that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. For many families Easter is a time to get together, share a meal and of course, eat lots of chocolate! We’ve got the cutest bunnies… Continue reading

Stitch butterflies in flight!

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Set hearts a-flutter with our collection of butterflies ready to take flight! Our March 2015 cover project features one of our favourite motifs – butterflies – with a clever 3D twist. This Maria Diaz design is stitched onto linen and paper, and then mounted cleverly to give the appearance of butterflies fluttering their wings. If… Continue reading

Subscribe to CrossStitcher magazine

March issue of CrossStitcher with butterfly pattern

Get a little treat through your letter box with a CrossStitcher subscription! If you’re sick of only getting bills and junk mail in the post, why not subscribe to CrossStitcher magazine for some guaranteed happy post. Every issue is packed with inspiring projects for you to stitch, cross stitch advice and new techniques. Subscribing means… Continue reading

Mood board: family trees

Modern family trees

Get everyone talking with these ideas for your family tree. Working out your own family’s history is a good way to spark conversations between the generations. You might know all about your Great Aunt Maud, but have your children heard about her? Take the time to talk to grandparents and listen to their stories –… Continue reading

Quick gift idea: retro teapot clock

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Looking for a quick gift idea? This retro-style teapot clock from the March issue of CrossStitcher could be just the thing. You only need a handful of threads and you can tailor the colours to suit the recipient’s decor (or your own of course!). The clock can be stitched on evenweave or aida, whichever you… Continue reading

Editor’s pick – March issue of CrossStitcher

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We get so much pleasure from sewing for others. It takes time, effort and love to stitch a picture or sampler and it’s so rewarding to see the recipient enjoying the gift. In the March issue of CrossStitcher editor Jenny’s favourite project is the perfect present for a young child – a cross stitched train… Continue reading

Mood board: pretty in pink

Pretty in pink mood board

Pink is the perfect colour to perk you up – it’s so cheerful that it makes everything just a little bit happier. But like lots of things a little pink goes a long way. We’ve chosen our favourite pink products to add a bright spot to your day. We adore the colour palette of this… Continue reading

Thank you from Festive Friends

Reindeer cross stitch cards

Back in October last year we let you know about Festive Friends, a project set up by Philippa Griffin to spread Christmas cheer to isolated older people. Philippa was concerned about the social isolation felt by many elderly people – particularly at Christmas. Working with national charity Contact the Elderly‘s North West branch, she launched the Festive Friends project…. Continue reading

The Savvy Stitcher on Pinterest

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Join us on Pinterest and get another helping of CrossStitcher inspiration with every issue! Have you visited the CrossStitcher Pinterest page yet? We create a new board every month to tie in with our Savvy Stitcher projects – use our pins to add project ideas to your own Pinterest boards, or just to spark a… Continue reading