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

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

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

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

Free! Download clasp purse template from May issue

Raindrop clasp purse from May 2015 issue of CrossStitcher

Save your pennies for a rainy day in this sweet clasp purse! Featuring a simple cloud design stitched onto soft pewter evenweave it would also make a lovely gift. You’ll find the chart for the clouds and raindrops, plus making instructions, in the May issue of CrossStitcher (on sale 3rd April 2015). Once you’ve stitched… Continue reading

Free! Download card artwork from the May 2015 issue

Cards from May 2015 issue of CrossStitcher

Create stunning any-occasion cards by adding your stitching to Lesley Teare’s hand-drawn artwork. In the May 2015 issue of CrossStitcher (on sale 3rd April) you’ll find the charts for you need to create the small stitched motifs. You’ll need 14 count perforated paper – we sourced ours from The Nutmeg Company - and white card. Download… Continue reading

Editor’s pick – April issue of CrossStitcher

Cross stitched teabag

Get the kettle on and take a look at editor Jenny’s favourite project from the latest issue of CrossStitcher. This teabag tag is a cute and quirky, and for Jenny it represents the pure fun of stitching. Yes, it looks like a teabag. No, you can’t brew a cuppa with it. Yes, we love it!… Continue reading

Easter traditions

Easter projects from the April 2015 issue of CrossStitcher

Does your family celebrate Easter? For many it’s a time to get together and share a meal, and of course indulge in a chocolate egg or two! In the April 2015 issue of CrossStitcher we’ve got a host of lovely ideas to help you to create the perfect family Easter. For children the magic of Easter… Continue reading

Fox in the Attic interview

Embroidered Easter bunnies from Fox in the Attic

Catch up with Fox in the Attic creator, Michelle Kreussel, in our interview with her – it’s in the April 2015 issue of CrossStitcher (on sale now!). We’ve totally fallen for Michelle’s embroidered soft toys – especially these bunnies with their felt Easter eggs. You can see all of Michelle’s creations in her shop, or… Continue reading