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

Enter our September issue competitions today!

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Our September issue (283) goes on sale in the UK today, which means our fantastic competitions are open! Up for grabs we have tickets to the Crafts for Christmas and Hobbycrafts shows at Birmingham’s NEC. Taking place on 6-9 November, this event is a great way to get all your festive supplies for a home-made Christmas in… Continue reading

Make & learn at The Handmade Fair


Exciting times! It’s now less than two months until Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair comes to Hampton Court Palace (taking place 19-21 September). Craft enthusiast Kirstie has gathered the very best names (think Kaffe Fassett, Cath Kidston, Mr X Stitch) to create a unique experience for those who love nothing more than making gorgeous craft items…. Continue reading

Win a family ticket to Weald of Kent Craft & Design Show!

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Win one of five family tickets (each admitting two adults and two children) to the Weald of Kent Craft & Design Show! Taking place on 5-7 September at the stunning Penshurst Place near Tonbridge, this show promises to be the perfect family day out, with craft stalls, workshops, live music and delicious food. Over 200… Continue reading

Tickets to The Handmade Fair now on sale!


We’re very excited here at CrossStitcher HQ this morning, as tickets to The Handmade Fair have gone on sale! Hosted by Kirstie Allsopp, this crafting extravaganza will be taking place in the gorgeous surroundings of Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, on 19-21 September. Putting learning and making at the heart of your visit, the event is… Continue reading

The Handmade Fair – exciting news!


There’s only 1 day to go before tickets for The Handmade Fair become available for a secret pre-sale! Tickets to the event, hosted by Kirstie Allsopp, cost £29 per person and will give you access to the nation’s only craft show that puts learning and making at its heart. With workshops, demos, yummy food, fabulous shopping and… Continue reading

Enter June's competitions today!


Issue 253 giveawaysCrossStitcher 253 – our pretty June issue – hits the shop shelves tomorrow! We’ve got £780 worth of goodies up for grabs this month, including six of these idyllic Fishing Boat cross stitch kits from Heritage Crafts.

If you’d like to enter this month’s competitions here are the links to the online entry forms:

Chilterns Craft Show ticket giveaway

Weald of Kent Craft Show ticket giveaway

Heritage Crafts giveaway

Daylight lamp giveaway

Prize crossword

WIN tickets to the Country Living Fair


Country Living Spring Fair

Bid farewell to the winter and welcome the spring with a visit to the Country Living Magazine Spring Fair.

From 21 – 25 March 2012, The Business Design Centre (in Islington, London) will play host to 400 exhibitors heralding the start of the spring with their new product ranges and lots of demonstrations and craft workshops to get involved in.  Ooh, our favourite.

Visit or call 0844 848 0160 to order your tickets today and take advantage of a special advance ticket price of £11.50 (usually £16.00) by quoting code CLSPRING3 when you order.

Or, enter our exciting competiton to win a FREE pair of tickets! We’ve got three pairs to giveaway, so make sure you enter the competition (using the keyword SPRING) before 5th March to be in with a chance. 

50% off – Stitch & Craft Show tickets!


stitch & craft show magazine teamsWith less than a month to go until the Stitch & Craft Show 2012 it’s definitely time we filled you in on all the exciting things we’ve got lined-up for you.

The show is taking place from 15 – 18th March at Olympia ll (London) and if you’re a subscriber you get a whopping 50% off the advance ticket price – making adult tickets just £6! (max 4 per subscriber). Regular tickets are £12 and can be purchased on the door or in advance by visiting