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

Enjoy summer with CrossStitcher’s August issue, out now!

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August is a month to relax, take stock and enjoy a little laziness. So in our August issue (number 282, out now!) we’re celebrating just that, with dreamy summery projects for you to stitch while sitting in the sun (with lots of SPF on, of course!). Our cover star is a sleeping cat curled up… Continue reading

Save in our Summer Sale!

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After some great inspiration for your summer stitching? Or want to subscribe to CrossStitcher to ensure you never miss a copy of your favourite craft magazine? Well, there’s never been a better time to order back issues, specials and subscriptions from our official online shop, as right now our Summer Sale is on, meaning you… Continue reading

Savvy Stitcher: canvaswork – have fun with texture!

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This issue (Summer, number 281), our Savvy Stitcher is all about canvaswork. This is great fun, creates all sorts of textures and while you still have the comfort of working to a grid you can look like you’re being more creative! In the Savvy Stitcher, we guide you through three simple stitches and tap into… Continue reading

Mood board: beautiful birds

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All things avian are still flying high in the trends – and bird motifs are looking as super-cool as ever. Doesn’t matter what species it is, if it’s a gorgeous design we’re sure to love it. We can’t get enough of stitching our feathered friends, and admit to snapping up a few birdie buys in… 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

Enter our Summer issue competitions today!

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Our Summer issue (number 281) is on sale today, so our fantastic competitions are open! Up for grabs, we have Owl kits from Karen Carter’s Cross Stitch Critters range for Heritage Crafts, tickets to The Creative Crafts Show at Sandown, Surrey, 4-6 September, and Foldi LED lamps from The Daylight Company. Turn to page 72… Continue reading

Free summer card chart!

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Wow, summer’s definitely arrived – it’s been so hot and sunny recently! We’re celebrating our favourite season by stitching and sending our retro-style sunshine cards from our Summer issue, number 281. Designed by Kerry Morgan, they’re just so cool and are sure to impress your friends. There are four designs in the magazine, but we… 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