Mood board: cool blues

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Blue has a reputation for being a cold colour – not so! Our cosy finds will bring warmth to your life… Bring soothing shades of blue into your home with this willow-pattern inspired canvas. The chart for this picture appeared in the April 2014 issue of CrossStitcher (277), and it’s available as a digital download using… Continue reading

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Mood board: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland mood board

Follow us down the rabbit hole and into our Alice-themed mood board… Our visit to Wonderland starts, as Alice’s did, with a white rabbit. This tiny charm necklace is just the thing to add a touch of whimsy to your day. The chart for the white rabbit is available in the digital version of the… Continue reading

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Weekend freebie – red heart

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It’s Friday and Valentine’s is just around the corner! What are you hoping to receive? A nice bunch of roses, perhaps? A card? A box of chocs? Well, we’re giving you a treat too, in the shape of a gorgeous heart chart to download and stitch today – for free! All you need to do… Continue reading

The Savvy Stitcher – download your free templates

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Pockets are not only useful for stashing bits and bobs, they can also give your projects a whole new look – as we found out with this month’s Savvy Stitcher (February issue, 288, out now). For this issue, Zoe Patching has added pockets to a cute bunny mini pillow, birdie pincushion and even a stylish… Continue reading

Fall in love with CrossStitcher’s February issue – out now

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It may be chilly outside, but CrossStitcher’s February issue (288, out now here) is sure to warm your heart. Packed with the most gorgeous treats for yourself, your friends and your valentine, it’s the perfect magazine for cosy afternoons indoors. Dreaming of a trip to Paris with your special someone this Valentine’s Day? Then you’ll… Continue reading

Win fabric from Zweigart in our February issue

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We’re running a bumper competition in CrossStitcher’s February issue (number 288). You could win one of 10 sets of fabric from Zweigart! Zweigart’s range of fabrics in soft neutral tones is right on trend and perfect for setting off all sorts of cross stitch designs. Your prize includes 1m of each of three cross stitch fabrics. As part… Continue reading

Enter our February issue crossword competition

Crossword prize from CrossStitcher and Madeira

Fancy getting your hands on all these stitching goodies from Madeira? Then enter the crossword competition in our February issue! Get a cup of coffee and a pencil, then turn to page 90 in the magazine and give your grey cells a workout. Once you’ve discovered the winning word, click here to enter our competition…. Continue reading

Free! Download your card mount with heart aperture

Ahhh. One of our favourite makes in the February issue of CrossStitcher (issue 288, out Friday 9 January) has to be these adorable woodland animal cards. Designed by Diane Machin, they are perfect for Valentine’s, and for any other day! We can’t decide which critter we love most – they’re all so cute and we adore the… Continue reading

Weekend freebie – elephant

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It’s Friday! To celebrate the weekend we have a new weekend freebie, this time from the talented team at DMC. This weekend, be transported to the African savannah as you stitch up this elephant. He’s perfect for a card or other quick make. We love all the clever shading, which gives him a realistic appearance…. Continue reading

The Savvy Stitcher: stitching on paper

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Want to try something new with your favourite craft? Learn the art of stitching on paper and you open up all sorts of possibilities. From adding hand-stitched messages on tags, to pepping up patterned papers with embroidery, there’s heaps of ideas to try. The Savvy Stitcher in our January issue  (287, out now) is dedicated… Continue reading