Mood board: love hearts

A collection of heart-themed products

It’s no secret that we here at CrossStitcher are a romantic bunch. We may not agree on the perfect leading man (Cary Grant vs Ryan Gosling?) but we never need much of an excuse to break out the hearts and flowers. So, just in time for Valentine’s Day we thought we’d share the love with… Continue reading

Weekend freebie: chart from Wild Olive

'I have always loved you' heart embroidery from Wild Olive

This is Mollie Johanson, the brilliant and enthusiastic stitcher behind the gorgeous Wild Olive blog. Her designs often include little faces, which turn the everyday into the downright adorable. We are thrilled to feature an interview with Mollie in the March issue of CrossStitcher magazine, in which she shares her love for embroidery and all things… Continue reading

Win prizes with CrossStitcher 289!

As seen in the March issue of CrossStitcher magazine, here is your chance to enter our competitions. We’ve introduced a new way for you to enter and it’s really straightforward – just pop your details in the boxes below, or use your details from Facebook. The competitions are open until 6 March 2015. Good luck!… Continue reading

Get happy with CrossStitcher – the March issue is out now!

March issue of CrossStitcher with butterfly pattern

We’re thrilled to tell you that the March issue of CrossStitcher goes on sale today! We’ve pulled together a cracking selection of projects for you this month, so get ready to get stitching… First up, let us draw your attention to this month’s gorgeous cover project, shown above. This beautiful butterfly picture seems to burst… Continue reading

Free! Download your matchbox template for a sweet baby keepsake

Baby matchbook keepsake

Welcome to the world little one! This dinky matchbox opens out to reveal sweet pastel motifs. There are 12 designs in total including sweet sleeping babes, bunting and little teddy bears – choose the motifs you like best and stitch them up to create a truly adorable baby keepsake. And best of all, you can… Continue reading

Free! Download your Mother’s Day card greetings

Stitch a bird card for Mother's Day

There’s something special about a handmade card on Mother’s Day. Mums treasure their child’s creations – from the first finger-painted masterpieces to gorgeous grown-up stitched designs! This year Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 15th March, so you’ve got plenty of time to make a card for your mum. We’ve got four cheerful birds to choose… Continue reading

Mood board: sweet stitching storage

Desktop tidying

Keep your stitching supplies organised and looking good, with these wonderful finds for your home. You don’t need a lot of space – just the cosy corner of a room, or a shelf or two. Then take the time to make it yours, with pretty storage and supplies. Keep track of patterns you want to… Continue reading

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What do you watch while you’re stitching?

  Today at CrossStitcher we’ve been discussing what we like to watch when we’re working on our cross stitch. It’s so nice to get cosy on the sofa and catch up on a favourite programme or film. Editor Jenny says, “I like stitching to a well-loved familiar film. I’m having my own mini Cary Grant season… Continue reading

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Mood board: cool blues

Cool blues mood board2

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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