Margaret Sherry abc - letter h

Here is the next chart in Margaret Sherry's alphabet - H for Hedgehogs!
Download the chart and key.

Issue 202 Crossword

Thanks to everyone who emailed to let us know there was a fault with the entry page for issue 202's crossword competition. We've now put the error right, and if you go to the web address as given in the magazine you can now make your entry. Apologies for the inconvenience!

CrossStitcher 202 now on sale!

CrossStitcher issue 202 is on sale now!

Our August issue is bursting with lots of new and original ideas. This month we’ve got a fantastic project from the Royal School Of Needlework using some exciting Hardanger techniques, plus a set of summer party invitations with papercraft embellishments. Happy stitching!


Plus don’t miss…

£2,100 worth of prizes
Behind the scenes at the Royal School Of Needlework
How to combine stitching and papercraft
Cristiano Ronaldo Stitch A Star


Doctor Who goes online!

We were completely bowled over by the popularity of the David Tennant chart in issue 189. We've had so many letters and comments and requests that we just had to put him online for you all, just in case you missed him last year.

Click here to download the chart and key, and happy stitching!


Thanks to everyone who's contacted us about the David Tennant chart not downloading. We're currently in the process of renegotiating copyright permissions for this design, which takes quite a bit of time! We'll definitely let you know if we're able to get the chart back online for you. If you want to stitch the chart urgently, send us your contact details and we'll print a reader ad in the magazine for you.


'Stitches' - the Wye Needlecraft Show in Bakewell

Wye Needlecraft are holding a Needlecraft Show on the 9th-10th August 2008. Featuring DMC, Coats/Anchor, Daylight, Michael Powell, Moira Blackburn and many more - set in the heart of the Peak District.
For more details visit the Wye Needlecraft website, click here to email them, or call 01629 815198.

Enter issue 202's giveaways

This month there's a slightly different way to enter the fantastic CrossStitcher giveaways. Instead of filling in a form here on the website, just click the links below and they will take you to our brand, spanking new competition entry pages, where you can type in the answer/keyword and your details as usual.

Margaret Sherry abc - letter g

Here at last is Margaret Sherry's G for Giraffe design! Download the chart and key.


Charlotte Liddle relaunches her website

For those of you who enjoyed reading our interview with Charlotte Liddle in issue 199, you'll be pleased to hear that Charlotte's brand new redesigned and updated website has just been launched.


Click here to take a look at all the fabulous things you can buy, all designed by Charlotte, including brooches, cards and kits, and browse through the Gallery to see her work to date. Make sure you keep an eye on the News and Events page for details of Charlotte's workshops. If you need any more details she would love to hear from you! All the contact details are on the website.

A novel way to get cross stitch noticed...

The next time you're bored sitting on the Tube, spare a thought for travellers in Sweden who have much prettier things to look at on their public transport than we do...

Click here to see Swedish artist Ulrika Erdes's new idea for getting cross stitch in the news!


24-hour charity Stitch-A-Thon in Scarborough

If you're at a loose end on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st June, you might be interested in picking up your needle to help HOPE, a charity which aims to provide services and resources to people who have suffered from childhood abuse.

HOPE is organising a 24-hour Stitch-A-Thon, to be held from 12 noon on the Friday to 12 noon on the Saturday at the Phoenix Centre in Scarborough, where the charity works from. If you live too far away to make the journey, all sponsors and donations of money or stitching materials are very much appreciated, so don't feel you can't help out. All donations help HOPE to keep supporting the people who desperately need it. The charity is run entirely by unpaid volunteers, so every little bit counts!*

If you would like to take part click here to email Helen Mason, with 'FAO Helen' or 'Stitch-A-Thon' as the subject line, or write to her at:

The Phoenix Centre