Win tickets to The Festive Gift Fair!

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Love Christmas shopping but not so keen on battling the crowds on the high street? Then put The Festive Gift Fair, at Birmingham’s NEC on 20-23 November, in your diary. We have five pairs of tickets to the fair to give away, so enter our competition here to try to win some! Featuring 325 stalls selling… Continue reading

Mood board: Christmas stitching

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It may still be October, but the festive period is fast approaching and if you’re keen to stitch up a big Christmas project for your home, now’s the time to start. We’ve packed our November issue (number 285, our now) with stunning Christmas stitching you’re sure to love. Plus, to treat you to a little… Continue reading

Weekend freebie!

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It’s the weekend again – yippee! So we’re back with a new Weekend Freebie. This week, try your hand at embroidery with this oh-so-cute mini hoop necklace project from All you need to do is click here to download the instructions, then gather your materials and get stitching. You’ll need to register your details… Continue reading

Get set for Christmas with our November issue – out now!


Hands up who loves stitching for Christmas – most of you we expect! There’s nothing better than curling up on an autumn afternoon with a mug of coffee and a few festive songs on the iPod to stitch gifts and homestyle that’ll be treasured for years. So we’ve packed our November issue, number 285 (out now)… Continue reading

Enter our November issue competitions today!

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Our November issue (285) goes on sale in the UK today, which means our fantastic competitions are open! You’ll find some incredible prizes up for grabs in this issue. From craft supplier Docrafts, we have four sets of goodies including their Sew & So On Love Cushion and Sweet Cottage Tea Cosy kits, plus five… Continue reading

Adorable owl card project

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Awww – we think this cute card is owl-dorable! It’s a super speedy make for the weekend and perfect for sending chirpy greetings to pals. To make it, you’ll need: a 12x12cm square of 14 count white aida; chart and key you can download here; illustrated card mount you can download here; threads as listed… Continue reading

Watch our very own Nativity mini movie!

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Check out our very own Nativity mini movie below – starring our plushies from our November issue, number 285 – on sale here from 17 October! Super fun, huh? Our plushies have been designed by Sarah Cookland and are easy to make – you’ll find all the charts and instructions you need in our November… Continue reading

Booties templates – The Ultimate Christmas Cross Stitch Collection

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Oh how cute are these Rudolph baby booties! They’re utterly perfect as a Christmas gift for any new little ones you know. They’ve been designed by Maria Diaz and feature in new limited-edition bookazine The Ultimate Christmas Cross Stitch Collection – out now! The booties are easy to make and you’ll find all the instructions… Continue reading

Win tickets to The Festive Gift Fair

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Fancy shopping for Christmas pressies all under one roof, with stalls selling gifts perfect for everyone on your list? The head to The Festive Gift Fair at Birmingham’s NEC! Even better, win one of five pairs of tickets we have to give away for this seasonal extravaganza. Taking place on 20-23 November, this show promises… Continue reading

The Ultimate Christmas Cross Stitch Collection – out now

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Ho ho ho! We’ve come over all Christmassy here at CrossStitcher, as today The Ultimate Christmas Cross Stitch Collection goes on sale! Brought to you by Editor Abi Barker, it features 184 designs hand-picked for you from CrossStitcher and Cross Stitch Collection magazines. All of us stitchers know how manic this time of year is… cards, pressies,… Continue reading