Free playing cards download!

Playing card purse

We love this cute playing card purse designed by Sarah Cookland for CrossStitcher’s September issue (number 283, out Friday 22 August). Not only is it bang on trend, it’s also ultra useful for keeping those pesky pennies under control in our handbag – what a winner! You can find the project on pages 51-52 in… Continue reading

Download your free mason-jar card backing paper

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We’re pumping up the colour in our September issue, with our four bright mason-jar cards. Designed by Lucie Heaton, they’re perfect for any occasion – birthdays, new jobs, new homes, thank yous… They are sure to make the lucky recipients smile! We love the jumping jelly beans – which is your favourite? Let us know… Continue reading

Makeover your wardrobe with inspiration from Hoop-La!

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Thinking of chucking away that plain, old shirt you’ve found at the back of your wardrobe? Instead, why not transform it into something so on trend you’ll want to wear it every day, with this cute posy embroidery from talented designer Clare Youngs. The project’s in issue 2 of Hoop-La! magazine (on sale here and in newsagents… Continue reading

Great savings in our Summer Sale!

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Couldn’t be without the monthly dose of stitching inspiration and gorgeous designs you get from your favourite craft magazine? Of course you couldn’t! If you love to make, we bring you the very best ideas and on-trend designs to get you crafting. So why not take out a subscription to CrossStitcher? Right now, you can… Continue reading

Special new baby download for iPad & iPhone

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Are your friends or family celebrating the imminent arrival of a new little one into their nest? Then why not make a very special gift that’ll be treasured for years to come. In our brand-new download for iPad and iPhone, you’ll find lots of gorgeous gifts and cards to stitch. After a sampler? Why not… Continue reading

Mood board: statement jewellery

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What better way to add a splash of colour to your outfits than with a piece of statement jewellery. And as a bonus, it’s also super-easy to get crafting your own for an extra-special touch. We’ve picked out a few of our favourite necklaces, bangles and brooches to stitch or buy… This geometric butterfly necklace… Continue reading

Create new look embroidery with Hoop-La! Issue 2 out now

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Back by popular demand, issue 2 of Hoop-La! magazine hits the shops today! The team have tracked down some of the most exciting new designers from around the world to bring you 47 fresh designs. Check out a few pages here. From simple wall art to fashion accessories, every project will inspire you to dig out… Continue reading

Save in our Summer Sale!

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Here’s some of our favourite projects from our summer 2014 issues – we love the pretty colours and garden themes! Love them too but forgot to pick up the issues from the shops? All stitchers know how frustrating it is to find a gorgeous design, only to realise the magazine is no longer on sale…. Continue reading

Make & learn at The Handmade Fair

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Exciting times! It’s now less than two months until Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair comes to Hampton Court Palace (taking place 19-21 September). Craft enthusiast Kirstie has gathered the very best names (think Kaffe Fassett, Cath Kidston, Mr X Stitch) to create a unique experience for those who love nothing more than making gorgeous craft items…. Continue reading

Mood board: butterfly effect

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Stunning, iridescent hues and iconic shapes make butterflies a popular subject among stitchers – and fabulous motifs for bringing a splash of colour to your home. And right now, they’re bang on trend, with the winged beauties decorating everything from tableware to clothes. We’ve picked out a few of our favourite interiors pieces to buy… Continue reading