Mood board: Christmas stitching

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It may still be October, but the festive period is fast approaching and if you’re keen to stitch up a big Christmas project for your home, now’s the time to start. We’ve packed our November issue (number 285, our now) with stunning Christmas stitching you’re sure to love. Plus, to treat you to a little… Continue reading

The Handmade Fair – Kirstie Allsopp’s pick of the week

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“The great joy in putting together an event like The Handmade Fair is the people I get to work with. Everyone coming has a story to tell, something to teach, and we can all learn a thing or two. I want to share as much about our experts and the people selling their wares so… 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

Mood board: woodland pals

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Summer may be drawing to a close, but there’s so much we love about the coming season – not least, weekend walks through the woods, with golden crunching leaves and little animals preparing for the winter. So for this mood board, we’ve put together our pick of woodland-inspired goodies for your home or to give… Continue reading

Mood board: butterfly effect

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Stunning, iridescent hues and iconic shapes make butterflies a popular subject among stitchers – and fabulous motifs for bringing a splash of colour to your home. And right now, they’re bang on trend, with the winged beauties decorating everything from tableware to clothes. We’ve picked out a few of our favourite interiors pieces to buy… Continue reading

Get your stitchy questions answered by Mr X Stitch!

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Eagle-eyed readers will have noticed a brand-new column starting in the Summer issue of CrossStitcher (out now). It’s written by the Kingpin of Contemporary Embroidery himself, Mr X Stitch! Giving us a fun-filled insight into his take on the craft, the universe and everything, each column is sure to be packed with humour and stitching… Continue reading

Celebrate home life with CrossStitcher’s Summer issue

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Exciting times! Our Summer issue (number 281) is out now! This month, we’re celebrating everything that means “home” to us. Our cover project is a gorgeous family tree you can personalise with your own family members’ initials! Designed by Felicity Hall, it’ll look perfect in your sitting or dining room. Next up, we’ve got a… Continue reading

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

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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

Celebrate summer with CrossStitcher’s June issue – out now!

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It may be hard to believe, but summer is nearly here. The sun is shining and the days are warming up. Cue adventure-packed weekend road trips, picnics and of course afternoons spent stitching in the garden – bliss. We’ve packed the June issue of CrossStitcher with 44 fresh projects to inspire your new season’s crafting. From fun… Continue reading