Enjoy Christmas with Belle & Boo

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Enjoy this Christmas with Belle & Boo, an adorable little girl and her cute bunny friend. In our special October issue (number 284, out now) we bring you 22 pages of charts of these storybook favourites. Stitch them up and treasure forever. In each of the five nostalgic scenes, illustrated by Mandy Sutcliffe and beautifully… Continue reading

Cosy up for autumn with our bumper October issue

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Christmas may still be a few months off but we all know how fast this time goes, and how important it is to start your festive stitching early! So in this issue of CrossStitcher you’ll find the most gorgeous project ideas for gifts and homestyle. Plus, there are two gifts this issue – a kit… Continue reading

Win fabric from Zweigart in our October issue

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We’re running a bumper competition in CrossStitcher’s October issue (number 284). You could win one of 10 sets of fabric packs from Zweigart! In a range of beautiful natural shades, Zweigart fabric is perfect for autumn stitching. Your prize includes 1m of each of these 25 count fabrics: Lugana in the new ‘flamingo’ colour, Floba in… Continue reading

Cute butterfly purse project

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After a speedy project for the weekend? How about trying your hand at making a butterfly purse – just the thing to keep loose coins under control, or why not use it to store little crafty bits ‘n’ bobs. It’s a cute gift for a gal pal too. To make it, you’ll need: a piece… Continue reading

Download your free Feline Festive card mount

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Thinking about kicking off your Christmas stitching? Then why not make a start with these cute cat cards from our October issue – out on Friday 19 September! Our four moggies are a meow-vellous way to wish pals a merry Christmas and are sure to make the recipients giggle. To really set off your cats,… Continue reading

Stitch & donate in the Collection Poppy Appeal

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As the centenary of the start of World War I, 2014 has been a landmark in world history. All over Europe, events have been taking place to commemorate the year. And The Royal British Legion has been working hard to remember the sacrifices made in this conflict and others since, as well as to raise money and… Continue reading

The Handmade Fair – Kirstie Allsopp’s pick of the week

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“The great joy in putting together an event like The Handmade Fair is the people I get to work with. Everyone coming has a story to tell, something to teach, and we can all learn a thing or two. I want to share as much about our experts and the people selling their wares so… Continue reading

Win a gorgeous kit from Emma Louise Art Stitch!

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We love the cross stitch designs from Cornwall-based Emma Louise Art Stitch. She always manages to capture the essence of her home county, and her designs never fail to remind us of happy holidays by the sea. Which is why we’re really excited about giving you the chance to win one of her kits in… Continue reading

Be inspired at The Knitting & Stitching Show

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Is there a better way to spend a day than stitching, learning new crafts, discovering the latest trends and shopping for goodies for your stash? We think not. Which is why we’re super excited that The Knitting & Stitching Show at London’s Alexandra Palace is just around the corner, on 8-12 October. Put it in… Continue reading

Mood board: pompoms

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Think pompoms are just those colourful balls you spent hours crafting with card rings and wool as a kid? Think again! They’re back on trend, and with The Handmade Fair round the corner (19-21 Sept at Hampton Court Palace) we’re celebrating their World Pomination with a mood board dedicated to the fluffy creations. World Pomination… Continue reading