Enjoy crafts galore at The Knitting & Stitching Show!

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It’s only a week to go until The Knitting & Stitching Show at London’s Alexandra Palace! Taking place on 8-12 October, it’s sure to be a must-visit for all craft fans, with stitching, dressmaking, patchwork, crochet and so much more to enjoy. As a special bonus, we have a code giving you money off your ticket –… Continue reading

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

Win a family ticket to Weald of Kent Craft & Design Show!

Picture © Daniel Graves Photography 2014.

Win one of five family tickets (each admitting two adults and two children) to the Weald of Kent Craft & Design Show! Taking place on 5-7 September at the stunning Penshurst Place near Tonbridge, this show promises to be the perfect family day out, with craft stalls, workshops, live music and delicious food. Over 200… Continue reading

Tickets to The Handmade Fair now on sale!


We’re very excited here at CrossStitcher HQ this morning, as tickets to The Handmade Fair have gone on sale! Hosted by Kirstie Allsopp, this crafting extravaganza will be taking place in the gorgeous surroundings of Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, on 19-21 September. Putting learning and making at the heart of your visit, the event is… Continue reading

Mollie Makes Handmade Awards


Mollie Makes, one of our sister magazines, is three years old now so they’re celebrating by launching the Mollie Make Handmade Awards. And submissions are open now! The team behind Mollie Makes says: “We want to give all you movers and makers a chance to shine, partly as a way of saying thank you for your… Continue reading

Get cosy for Autumn with CrossStitcher's October issue – on sale now!


It’s time to pull on your slippers and nestle up in front of the fire with a hot cup of cocoa – Autumn is officially here and our October issue is on the shelves! We’re over the moon to have the adorable Belle & Boo back in our pages in the form of a beautiful snow scene – it would make a wonderful Christmas gift, or look perfect in a child’s room.

You’ll also find a plethora of ideas for creating a warm and inviting space at home, such as Emma Congdon’s vibrant typographic ‘home’ and ‘love’ cushion duo, Lesley Teare’s on-trend chintzy china-inspired wall art, and Felicity Hall’s stylish contemporary tea cosy and coaster set.

NEW! Craft & Click bookazine



Click & Craft bookazine

There’s no doubt that the arrival of the internet has transformed modern life and the exciting part for us crafters is that it’s opened up our making to a whole new digital world of possibilities.

Whether you’ve been surfing the internet for years or you don’t even own a computer, there’s always more to learn. But with a bit of practice and some friendly guidance, it doesn’t take long for web browsing to become second nature - and just a little bit addictive!

With Craft & Click, you’ll receive a guided tour through the world of online crafting, showing you how you and your making can benefit from the internet. 

The bookazine will also introduce you to some of the best websites for enhancing your crafting, such as EtsyFacebook and our new website, The Making Spot. You’ll also be able to read straightforward explanations on how all these websites work and guides on how to use them.

Craft & Click goes on sale in high street shops such as WHSmith, Sainbury’s and Tesco on 2nd February 2012, priced at £7.99.

Alternatively, you can purchase a digital edition at www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk for just £4.99.