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

Tickets to The Handmade Fair now on sale!

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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

The ultimate patchwork and quilting experience

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An exciting blend of inspirational displays, unrivalled shopping, exciting competitions and fantastic workshops and lectures, The Festival of Quilts is a must-visit event for all patchwork and quilting fans!

Taking place from 8-11 August at the NEC, Birmingham, The Festival of Quilts welcomes everyone interested in the craft, from complete beginners to professional makers. This year’s professionally curated galleries include work from Mary Fisher, Lynne Edwards, Annette Morgan, Kaffe Fassett and many more well-known names.

Knitting & Stitching Show Spring – FREE cross stitch workshops!

Stitching Show - liveWe’re busy preparing for the Spring Knitting and Stitching show (14-17th March) at CrossStitcher HQ – in fact we can’t quite believe it’s just a few weeks away! We’ll be hosting mini cross stitch workshops on our stand and you’re all invited.

Whether you’re a beginner or a experienced pro, come join us on the stand and cross stitch a little gift tag just in time for Mother’s Day! Members of CrossStitcher and Cross Stitch Collection will be running the workshops, so do come say hello!

The show is taking place between 14-17th March 2013 at London’s Olympia II, and as well as workshops with Papercraft Inspirations, Simply Knitting, Simply Crochet (and us!) there will be over 180 companies selling all sorts of hard-to-find supplies to explore.

If you’ve not got your tickets yet, head over to www.twistedthread.com or call 01394 288521. *Subscribers can get discounted tickets (£8) by entering the code SUBS13 at the checkout.

Stitch & Craft Show 2012 – channelling the Jubilee vibe with mini motifs!

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It seems like only yesterday that we were packing up boxes of pretty fabrics, hoops and stitching to take to the Stitch & Craft Show in London. Of all the annual crafts shows we visit, this remains our favourite and this year we think we had the best time ever.

Not only did we get to decorate our stand with lots of red, white and blue designs (to kick-start our Jubilee celebrations of course), but we also got to meet lots of lovely readers and designers along the way. Visit our facebook page to see more behind-the-scenes photos.

Jubilee cross stitch designs on a postcard Lucie Heaton joined us on the stand on Friday to showcase her portfolio, meet readers and hand out these cute Jubilee designs (left) created especially for the show. We love the mini phone box!

If you missed these at the show you’ll be pleased to know you can download the Jubilee postcard for free and stitch some up for yourself. 

They weren’t the only Jubilee designs we had on show. Oh no. We got to show off some new patterns coming-up, including a Jan Constantine crown design (due to appear in issue 252) and our exclusive Emma Bridgewater cushion from last months 20th birthday edition (250) shown at the top of this post.

Did you go to the show? Let us know what you thought of it or click here to see more photos on our facebook page… we love hearing your comments. 

50% off – Stitch & Craft Show tickets!

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stitch & craft show magazine teamsWith less than a month to go until the Stitch & Craft Show 2012 it’s definitely time we filled you in on all the exciting things we’ve got lined-up for you.

The show is taking place from 15 – 18th March at Olympia ll (London) and if you’re a subscriber you get a whopping 50% off the advance ticket price – making adult tickets just £6! (max 4 per subscriber). Regular tickets are £12 and can be purchased on the door or in advance by visiting www.twistedthread.co.uk

WIN tickets to the Stitch & Craft Show!

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Yes, the best show of the year is coming back to Olympia II in London from 15 – 18th March, and you’re all invited. We’re so excited about it all we’ve decided to give some lucky readers the chance to attend the show for FREE!

All you have to do is enter our Stitch & Craft Show competition (using keyword STITCH) before the 24th February and we’ll pick the winners at random the following week. It couldn’t be easier!

Top cross stitch designers to host free workshops – at the Clothes Show Live!

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It’s almost time folks. Time for stitching, knitting and fashion to combine their forces into one fabulous showcase at the Clothes Show Live’s Sknitch zone!

The teams from CrossStitcher, Mollie Makes and Simply Knitting will be there alongside a host of our most talented contributors who will be hosting free stitching workshops* throughout the show.

Join the sewing revolution at The Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate

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Sewing, stitching and crafting has once again taken the nation by storm and thanks to organisers Twisted Thread, you too can join the revolution at The Knitting and Stitching Show taking place in Harrogate later this month. 

From 24 – 27th November, the six halls of the Harrogate International Centre will be full of inspirational textile art, craft companies selling the best supplies plus workshops and an Upcycling Academy, to re-vamp your wardrobe and help save the planet!

CrossStitcher visits The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace

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Alexandra PalaceIt’s a well-known fact that the team at CrossStitcher love a good day out of the office, but it’s especially exciting when it’s for an event like The Knitting & Stitching Show. Oh yes.

Armed with their reusable bags, notepads and cameras, Managing Editor Jenny and Commissioning Editor Charlie made their way to Alexandra Palace last week for a day of stitching inspiration. And they certainly weren’t disappointed….