Free cute flower charts!

Screen shot 2014-05-29 at 16.27.33

How funky are these retro-style flower designs! They’re perfect for making into cards to brighten friends’ days, or why not stitch the trio in a row and frame for a cheery wall display. The best thing? You can download the charts for free right here. Stitch up and enjoy!

Free graph paper backing for your Father’s Day cards

cards_0

Top dads deserve a top card on Father’s Day, so treat yours like a hero by stitching him one of our funky typographic designs from our June issue - out Friday 2 May! Whichever design you choose to stitch, our cards are the perfect way to show your dad just how much you appreciate all the help… Continue reading

Gorgeous wedding designs to treasure forever

Screen shot 2014-04-16 at 10.01.10

Weddings are one of our favourite occasions to stitch for. There are so many gorgeous designs, and we know the gifts we make will be treasured by the happy couple forever. So we couldn’t resist compiling a collection of some of our best-loved designs from CrossStitcher to create CrossStitcher Weddings - a download for iPad and iPhone…. Continue reading

Download free Easter charts

screen_shot_2014-04-11_at_5.04.30_pm-640x297

It’s only a week before Easter, and if you’re anything like us, you’ve still got lots of Easter projects to stitch this weekend! Because we are a helpful lot, we thought we’d give you a hand by making these fab Easter card charts from CrossStitcher and Cross Stitch Collection available for FREE as a download. From CrossStitcher comes Easter Treats, a… Continue reading

Free flower chart!

cards

These chirpy flower cards in the May issue of CrossStitcher - out Friday 4 April – are so colourful! We particularly love the button centres – cute or what! They’ve been designed by Kerry Morgan and are perfect for sending spring greetings to your gal pals. Or why not keep them as handy cards to have ready… Continue reading

Download your embroidery templates for The Savvy Stitcher

screen_shot_2014-04-01_at_15.06.50-600x211

The Savvy Stitcher’s been inspired by trips to the coast this month, making gorgeous sewing accessories embroidered with seaside motifs. In the May issue of CrossStitcher, you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to split stitch, closed fly stitch and twisted chain to help you create these motifs. All you need are the templates for each pattern, which… Continue reading

Download free charts and get crafting for cats in need

screen_shot_2014-03-11_at_11.43.37_0-600x502

Calling all cat lovers! Are you off to The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show at London’s Olympia this weekend? Cats Protection will be – and they want crafters to help support felines in need by knitting cute mouse toys for the moggies in their care. You’ll find a pattern to use here, and can hand in the mice to the… Continue reading

FREE flower download!

CSC222.cover.indd

 

The amazing May issue of Cross Stitch Collection is on sale today! Its pages are crammed with gorgeous designs and inspirational ideas. Get part one in our fab new Edwardian garden party series, and create a family heirloom with our Chart of the Month from The Historical Sampler Company.

 

If you’re after a small project, you’ll love Lesley Teare’s pretty pink flower, which accompanies her colourful peacock design in this issue. Download it for free here.

Say 'thank you' with super-cute cross stitched greetings cards

angela poole illustrated stitched animal card designs

CrossStitcher January issue thank you cardsNow the New Year has arrived, it’s time to say thank you for all those lovely gifts and heartfelt dinners we’ve enjoyed over the festive holiday. In CrossStitcher’s January issue you’ll find this cuddly set of greetings cards, which we think are perfect for doing just that!

To get you started, here’s an extra design for you to download. Find the rest in our January issue (261).