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

Mood board: colour pop

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After the perfect antidote to January’s dull, cold days? Fill your home with colour and bring cheer into your life! Be inspired to go bright with our colour-pop mood board of makes and buys… Be bold with this trio of floral cushions designed by Donna-marie Scrase. With chunky stitches and contrasting fabric, they’ll be so… Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas – day 12

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Today’s the last day in our incredible 12 Days of Christmas giveaway extravaganza! Our final stitchy treat is a free download of two floral thank you card designs from Angela Poole. The perfect way to say thanks for any gifts you’ve had over Christmas! Download your charts here and stitch them up today! We hope you’ve enjoyed our 12… Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas – day 11!

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It’s day 11 in our 12 Days of Christmas giveaway extravaganza! Today you can win this stunning cross stitch shoulder bag designed by Kaffe Fassett for our September 2014 issue. In rainbow brights, it’s sure to get you noticed on the high street, and is roomy enough for all your bits and bobs. This competition… Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas – day 10!

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It’s day 10 in our 12 Days of Christmas giveaway extravaganza! Today, you can win one of 10 copies of The Ultimate Alphabets Cross Stitch Collection. This amazing chart collection includes  48 letter and number designs, all with ideas for projects you can make with them. From classics like samplers by Jane Greenoff and Lesley Teare, to… Continue reading

Amazing offer on digital issues!


As a very special Christmas treat, you can buy single digital issues of CrossStitcher and Cross Stitch Collection for 99p! Yes, 99p! This offer is available on issues bought on Apple Newsstand for iPad/iPhone, and Google Play. The offer is open now, and will end on 1 January. So go to Apple Newsstand and Google Play now to… Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas – day nine!

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It’s day nine in our amazing 12 Days of Christmas giveaway extravaganza! Your treat for today is free chart designed by Diane Machin. These glittering dove ornaments are perfect for making last minute Christmas decor, as they are quick to stitch and easy to assemble. They are stitched using DMC light Effects threads, but would… Continue reading

Weekend freebie – festive hoop

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It’s Friday and it’s Christmas – double celebration! This weekend, we have a special free treat for you from Coats – a gorgeous Christmas tree hoop! Designed by Raphaela Nickel, it’s easy to complete and doesn’t take long to stitch – a perfect cosy evening project. Then once you’re done, hang it in your home for… Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas – day eight!


Win a Joan Elliott library in day eight of our 12 Days of Christmas freebie and giveaway festive event! This a prize for anyone who adores the work of the unmistakable Joan Elliott. Enter our competition today to be win with a chance to win this fantastic bundle of Joan Elliott titles – plus four… Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas – day seven!


It’s day seven in our exciting 12 Days of Christmas giveaway and freebie festive extravaganza! Today is your chance to win this seriously sweet Mr & Mrs Tooting Skating on Ice cross stitch kit! Designed by Genny Haines for Goldleaf Needlework, we have three of these adorable kits to give away. Each kit comes with… Continue reading