Rock your cushion guitar!

Cushion guitar

Yeah man! Forget air guitar – when it comes to belting out your favourite tunes and pulling off those rock star moves, we think cushion guitar (issue 280) is where it’s at! To prove it, we got former UK Air Guitar Champ Adam Rees to put ours to the test – as you can see from the… Continue reading

Make fresh summer style with CrossStitcher’s July issue – out now


Summer’s well and truly arrived, and here at CrossStitcher we’ve been enjoying long days outdoors – in between putting together our super-duper July issue of course! Our cover star this month is a retro ice cream van cushion in raspberry and pistachio tones. It’s got us remembering childhood holidays camping by the sea…so much fun!… Continue reading

Bumper Zweigart competition!

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We’re running a bumper competition in CrossStitcher’s July issue (number 280) – you could win one of 10 sets of Lugana Linea fabric from Zweigart! Bold and stylish, this 25 count evenweave is ideal for home and garden makes. Your prize includes 1m of Lugana Linea in each of these colourways: grey/orange, grey/green, and red…. Continue reading

Free printable greetings for your beetle cards


We love these beetle designs stitched in bright monochromes. They’ve been designed by Genevieve Brading and you will find the charts in our July issue, out Friday 30 May – click here to get your copy! One of the great things about these cards is they can be adapted to all sorts of occasions, from… Continue reading

Go totally tropical with CrossStitcher bright July issue – on sale now!


CrossStitcher JULY issue 267When the sun comes out to play, it’s a perfect excuse to get outside and enjoy a bit of a summer break with family and friends. To get you in the spirit (whatever the weather!) we’ve taken inspiration from around the globe to create our July issue.

Felicity Hall’s tropical birds (left) look like they’ve flown in from a desert Island. Look at their colourful feathers!

Talking of exotic, Lucie Heaton has crossed the Indian Ocean to take inspiration from rich African fabrics to create a stunning elephant gift set (below, right).

Plus, your free gift this month includes everything you need to stitch a trio of oh-so-bright flower cards! CrossStitcher’s July issue - on sale now.

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Be inspired to travel, CrossStitcher July issue on sale today!


CrossStitcher 254 cover and giftWe love nothing more than planning our summer adventures and this month you too can get in the mood to travel with our sizzling hot July issue, on sale today.

We’ve all dreamt of owning a hippy-chic campervan and now, thanks to our cheery duo of retro cushions, we can! *swoon*

With all eyes on the capital this summer we couldn’t resist paying homage to London with this stylish skyline cushion by Anette Eriksson, but if you’re looking forward to escaping the hustle and bustle of city life then perhaps Emily Peacock’s uplifting hot air balloon is more your style. Up, up and away!

Don’t miss our summer issue (254) - on sale now!

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