The Savvy Stitcher: stitching on paper

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Want to try something new with your favourite craft? Learn the art of stitching on paper and you open up all sorts of possibilities. From adding hand-stitched messages on tags, to pepping up patterned papers with embroidery, there’s heaps of ideas to try. The Savvy Stitcher in our January issue  (287, out now) is dedicated… Continue reading

Mood board: colour pop

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After the perfect antidote to January’s dull, cold days? Fill your home with colour and bring cheer into your life! Be inspired to go bright with our colour-pop mood board of makes and buys… Be bold with this trio of floral cushions designed by Donna-marie Scrase. With chunky stitches and contrasting fabric, they’ll be so… Continue reading

Mood board: we love dogs!

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We are massive dog fans here at CrossStitcher HQ, so are being a bit self indulgent with this week’s mood board – which is all about our four-legged friends! In our minds, we can never have too many dogs about the place, so have fallen in love with these makes and buys… We can’t think… Continue reading

Mood board: gifts for children

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When it comes to gifts for children, we always find we’re spoilt for choice. There are so many gorgeous present ideas, the tough bit is choosing what to go for. Here we’ve put together a few of our favourites – perfect for last-minute Christmas inspiration, as well as birthdays and any other occasion… Roar! This lion… Continue reading

Weekend freebie – Christmas candle

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It’s Friday again! And we’re really in the Christmas spirit now. So we’re bringing you a lovely cosy festive stitch from Lesley Teare for your latest weekend freebie. This glowing candle design is available on Lesley Teare’s website She posted the chart on her blog on 28 October 2014, so click on the blog tab, then scroll down until you… Continue reading

The Savvy Stitcher: crafty gift wrapping

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Invested time and love hand-stitching gifts for Christmas? Then we know you’ll want them to look extra special under the tree. So, make sure you check out The Savvy Stitcher in our December issue (out now), which is all about crafty gift wrapping using scraps from your stash! Fun and thrifty, crafty gift wrapping is… Continue reading

Mini hoop embroidery from Dandelyne

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We’ve fallen in love with mini stitched hoops ever since we started creating our wintry versions for the gift with our November issue. So when we spotted the oh-so-cute embroidery from Dandelyne, we developed a major crush. The crafty talent behind Dandelyne is Aussie Sonia Lyne, whose passion for what she does shows in her adorably cheerful… Continue reading

Watch our very own Nativity mini movie!

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Check out our very own Nativity mini movie below – starring our plushies from our November issue, number 285 – on sale here from 17 October! Super fun, huh? Our plushies have been designed by Sarah Cookland and are easy to make – you’ll find all the charts and instructions you need in our November… Continue reading

Mood board: typography

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We’re spelling out our love for typography this week, with our new mood board dedicated to all things abc. Whether you want to brighten your walls, create cute cake-time treats or sink into colour-block cushions, there’s all sorts of ways you can bring the typographic trend into your home. Here are a few of our… 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