Create new look embroidery with Hoop-La! Issue 2 out now

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Back by popular demand, issue 2 of Hoop-La! magazine hits the shops today! The team have tracked down some of the most exciting new designers from around the world to bring you 47 fresh designs. Check out a few pages here. From simple wall art to fashion accessories, every project will inspire you to dig out… Continue reading

Save in our Summer Sale!

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Here’s some of our favourite projects from our summer 2014 issues – we love the pretty colours and garden themes! Love them too but forgot to pick up the issues from the shops? All stitchers know how frustrating it is to find a gorgeous design, only to realise the magazine is no longer on sale…. Continue reading

Make & learn at The Handmade Fair


Exciting times! It’s now less than two months until Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair comes to Hampton Court Palace (taking place 19-21 September). Craft enthusiast Kirstie has gathered the very best names (think Kaffe Fassett, Cath Kidston, Mr X Stitch) to create a unique experience for those who love nothing more than making gorgeous craft items…. Continue reading

Mood board: butterfly effect

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Stunning, iridescent hues and iconic shapes make butterflies a popular subject among stitchers – and fabulous motifs for bringing a splash of colour to your home. And right now, they’re bang on trend, with the winged beauties decorating everything from tableware to clothes. We’ve picked out a few of our favourite interiors pieces to buy… Continue reading

Enjoy summer with CrossStitcher’s August issue, out now!


August is a month to relax, take stock and enjoy a little laziness. So in our August issue (number 282, out now!) we’re celebrating just that, with dreamy summery projects for you to stitch while sitting in the sun (with lots of SPF on, of course!). Our cover star is a sleeping cat curled up… Continue reading

Enter our August issue competitions today!

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Our August issue (number 282) goes on sale today, which means our amazing competitions are now open! Fantastic prizes up for grabs include tickets to The Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace on 19-21 September, animal PDF charts from Celtic Rose Needlecraft, Sweetie Jars kits from Bothy Threads and tickets to Cake International at Birmingham’s… Continue reading

Out now! The Ultimate Alphabets Cross Stitch Collection

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Love creating personalised gifts for friends and family? We think there’s nothing quite like the joy of giving someone a handmade present stitched with their own name – and we love receiving them too! So we’re excited about a new one-off cross stitch magazine to hit the shelves. The Ultimate Alphabets Cross Stitch Collection (out… Continue reading

Free congrats card chart & spotty background papers!

Hooray! Term’s coming to an end and exams (hopefully) are over – now’s the time to hit the beach and chill out after all the hard work. If you know someone who’s finished their exams or has just heard they’ve passed, celebrate by stitching and sending one of our chirpy congrats cards from our August… Continue reading

Save in our Summer Sale!


After some great inspiration for your summer stitching? Or want to subscribe to CrossStitcher to ensure you never miss a copy of your favourite craft magazine? Well, there’s never been a better time to order back issues, specials and subscriptions from our official online shop, as right now our Summer Sale is on, meaning you… Continue reading

Mood board: creative displays

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We know most of you prefer hanging your work on the wall when it comes to displaying your finished cross stitch – and why not! This way, it stays nice and neat, and you get to see it every day. But this doesn’t have to mean opting for a plain wooden frame every time. We’ve… Continue reading