Be inspired at The Knitting & Stitching Show

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Is there a better way to spend a day than stitching, learning new crafts, discovering the latest trends and shopping for goodies for your stash? We think not. Which is why we’re super excited that The Knitting & Stitching Show at London’s Alexandra Palace is just around the corner, on 8-12 October. Put it in… Continue reading

Mood board: pompoms

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Think pompoms are just those colourful balls you spent hours crafting with card rings and wool as a kid? Think again! They’re back on trend, and with The Handmade Fair round the corner (19-21 Sept at Hampton Court Palace) we’re celebrating their World Pomination with a mood board dedicated to the fluffy creations. World Pomination… Continue reading

Subscribe to our interactive digital edition!

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Do you have an iPad, iPhone, Android device or computer? Did you know you can read CrossStitcher magazine on it? You can buy a single issue or a subscription and make fantastic savings on the price you’d pay if you bought the magazine in the shops. Plus, download the magazine on your iPad or iPhone from Apple Newsstand and… Continue reading

Mood board: woodland pals

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Summer may be drawing to a close, but there’s so much we love about the coming season – not least, weekend walks through the woods, with golden crunching leaves and little animals preparing for the winter. So for this mood board, we’ve put together our pick of woodland-inspired goodies for your home or to give… Continue reading

Cute weekend make from Hoop-La!

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After a quick ‘n’ simple make for the weekend? How about trying your hand at this autumnal phone cosy from issue 2 of Hoop-La! magazine. Designed by Sarah Edgar, the project uses felt and simple embroidery stitches – perfect for using up threads and scraps of felt from your stash. It’s also easy to make… Continue reading

Get creative with CrossStitcher’s September issue, out now!

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Grab a cuppa, bag the sofa and settle down to stitch bang-on-trend designs – CrossStitcher’s September issue has them covered, from tropical homestyle to chic accessories. First up, our heart’s a-flutter for our over-sized butterfly cover star in glam vintage florals. Place in your bedroom for instant boudoir luxe. After that, we’re off to the… Continue reading

Enter our September issue competitions today!

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Our September issue (283) goes on sale in the UK today, which means our fantastic competitions are open! Up for grabs we have tickets to the Crafts for Christmas and Hobbycrafts shows at Birmingham’s NEC. Taking place on 6-9 November, this event is a great way to get all your festive supplies for a home-made Christmas in… Continue reading

Free playing cards download!

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We love this cute playing card purse designed by Sarah Cookland for CrossStitcher’s September issue (number 283, out Friday 22 August). Not only is it bang on trend, it’s also ultra useful for keeping those pesky pennies under control in our handbag – what a winner! You can find the project on pages 51-52 in… Continue reading

Download your free mason-jar card backing paper

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We’re pumping up the colour in our September issue, with our four bright mason-jar cards. Designed by Lucie Heaton, they’re perfect for any occasion – birthdays, new jobs, new homes, thank yous… They are sure to make the lucky recipients smile! We love the jumping jelly beans – which is your favourite? Let us know… Continue reading

Makeover your wardrobe with inspiration from Hoop-La!

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Thinking of chucking away that plain, old shirt you’ve found at the back of your wardrobe? Instead, why not transform it into something so on trend you’ll want to wear it every day, with this cute posy embroidery from talented designer Clare Youngs. The project’s in issue 2 of Hoop-La! magazine (on sale here and in newsagents… Continue reading