Weekend freebie!

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We’re starting a new regular Weekend Freebie post on our blog today! To celebrate the weekend, every Friday we’ll be bringing you a free chart from the web, for you to download, stitch up and enjoy. To kick off, we’ve got a bit of a gem. On DMC’s USA website, you can download 16 –… Continue reading

Enjoy crafts galore at The Knitting & Stitching Show!

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It’s only a week to go until The Knitting & Stitching Show at London’s Alexandra Palace! Taking place on 8-12 October, it’s sure to be a must-visit for all craft fans, with stitching, dressmaking, patchwork, crochet and so much more to enjoy. As a special bonus, we have a code giving you money off your ticket –… Continue reading

Mood board: autumn cosiness

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Brrr… autumn’s here, the nights are starting to get a bit chilly and we’re enjoying evenings on the sofa with our stitching and a good film. This week’s mood board is all about gorgeous style to turn your home into a cosy space for the coming months. Think cable knits, warm hues and plump cushions… Continue reading

Cosy up for autumn with our bumper October issue

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Christmas may still be a few months off but we all know how fast this time goes, and how important it is to start your festive stitching early! So in this issue of CrossStitcher you’ll find the most gorgeous project ideas for gifts and homestyle. Plus, there are two gifts this issue – a kit… Continue reading

Cute butterfly purse project

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After a speedy project for the weekend? How about trying your hand at making a butterfly purse – just the thing to keep loose coins under control, or why not use it to store little crafty bits ‘n’ bobs. It’s a cute gift for a gal pal too. To make it, you’ll need: a piece… Continue reading

Stitch & donate in the Collection Poppy Appeal

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As the centenary of the start of World War I, 2014 has been a landmark in world history. All over Europe, events have been taking place to commemorate the year. And The Royal British Legion has been working hard to remember the sacrifices made in this conflict and others since, as well as to raise money and… Continue reading

Win a gorgeous kit from Emma Louise Art Stitch!

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We love the cross stitch designs from Cornwall-based Emma Louise Art Stitch. She always manages to capture the essence of her home county, and her designs never fail to remind us of happy holidays by the sea. Which is why we’re really excited about giving you the chance to win one of her kits in… Continue reading

Get creative with CrossStitcher’s September issue, out now!

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Grab a cuppa, bag the sofa and settle down to stitch bang-on-trend designs – CrossStitcher’s September issue has them covered, from tropical homestyle to chic accessories. First up, our heart’s a-flutter for our over-sized butterfly cover star in glam vintage florals. Place in your bedroom for instant boudoir luxe. After that, we’re off to the… Continue reading

Cute mini kits!

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Sometimes you don’t want a massive stitching project, right? Sometimes it’s nice just to complete a quick ‘n’ quirky kit for an instant sense of achievement. Which is where our fun range of mini kits comes in! From a floral wooden heart pendant key ring, to a tropical birds bookmark, the range includes cute projects… Continue reading