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

Stitch your own Hetty the Hedgehog

Hetty the Hedgehog pin cushion from issue 291 of CrossStitcher

Use your stitching skills to whip up this adorable little hedgehog pin cushion – we’ve got everything you need in the May 2015 issue of CrossStitcher! Your Hetty the Hedgehog kit is free with the magazine and it includes aida, threads, green felt and even leaf tipped pins! To make Hetty you need to cross… Continue reading

Enter the issue 291 crossword

Crossword prize from CrossStitcher and Madeira

Crossword fans! Here is the entry form for the crossword in issue 291 (May 2015) of CrossStitcher. To enter, fill in your name and email address, or login with your Facebook account, and then click on the link that says, “Enter the winning word”. Fill in the winning word from the crossword (page 90 in… Continue reading

May 2015 issue of CrossStitcher in shops tomorrow!

Cover of issue 291 of CrossStitcher

Make yourself comfortable with the latest issue of CrossStitcher – we’ve gone cushion crazy! In the May 2015 issue (291) you’ll find a whole sofa’s worth of cushion ideas… Meet Harvey, your new best friend! We’ve got a huge soft spot for this chunky chap – he’s the perfect size to cuddle up with. Next… Continue reading