Makeover your wardrobe with inspiration from Hoop-La!

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Thinking of chucking away that plain, old shirt you’ve found at the back of your wardrobe? Instead, why not transform it into something so on trend you’ll want to wear it every day, with this cute posy embroidery from talented designer Clare Youngs. The project’s in issue 2 of Hoop-La! magazine (on sale here and in newsagents… Continue reading

Mood board: fresh florals

Mood board 16 June

Evenings in the garden and weekend walks down wildflower-lined lanes have made us fall in love with all things floral this week. So when we weren’t filling our home with vases stuffed with blooms, we found time to put together our pick of gorgeous floral makes and homestyle… Clockwise from top left: You’re my Sunshine… Continue reading

Put a spring in your step with CrossStitcher's May issue



CrossStitcher May issue (265) cover and giftWelcome to the glorious month of May, well almost. In issue 265, we’re heralding the return of spring as our gardens start to fill with zesty blooms. Pay homage to the iconic floral cluster with Lucie Heaton’s pretty roses bag, perfect for storing your stitching stash.

Talking of your stash, we’ve been inspired by the Great British Sewing Bee - and their delightfully organised sewing tables. Have you been watching it? Get your own crafty space organised with our colourful tiled book cover and cute trio of pincushions…

CrossStitcher’s May issue - on sale 16th April. Buy from our online shop or in the iTunes app store.

CrossStitcher May issue (265) projects