Find lots of cosy Christmas ideas in CrossStitcher's December issue

CrossStitcher December issue 260 - cover and giftTis' the season for cosy stitching and we've got a whole host of colourful designs to warm you up in our December issue, which hits the shops today.

Lucies Heaton's luxurious blue and white baubles are sure to become to treasured set that your family will use for years to come. We love how crisp and clean the shapes are, but best of all we love the spash of metallic thread. After all, who doesn't like a bit of sparkle at Christmas?

Then there's your free gift - a festive tag stitch kit, which includes everything you need to make 8 gift tags! It's time to dig out your brightest threads and get stuck into some cosy stitching...

CrossStitcher December issue projects

Cracking cross stitch competitions!

The April 234 issue of Cross Stitch Collection is out now, with some amazing prizes to give away! We’ve got 10 pairs of tickets to the Weald of Kent Craft & Design Show at Penhurst Palace, and eight Dictionary of Coffee kits by Helen Smith for Bothy Threads. We also have three pairs of John Clayton Isabella and Sarah kits from Heritage Crafts to give away, plus six pairs of state-of-the-art StarMag magnifiers from the Daylight Company! Choose your favourite, or enter all four!

To be in with a chance to win, just get the keyword from page 23 of your April copy of Cross Stitch Collection and follow these links

www.futurecomps.co.uk/csc234STAR

Download your FREE flower chart

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Fancy a quick stitch floral treat? You got it! Download this gorgeous Lesley Teare rose chart for free today. We just love the colours in this design – the feminine pinks and soft greens are perfect if you’re still looking for that perfect Mother’s Day card design! Click here to download the chart and key.

New issue of Cross Stitch Collection!

The April issue of Cross Stitch Collection is out today, and is jam packed with beautiful cross stitch projects from your favourite designers, news, exciting giveaways and fun features!

Get your copy today in stores and online. The mag is available in print from www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk, and in digital formats from Apple Newsstand for your iPad/iPhone ay www.bit.ly/AppleCSCollection or for your PC/Mac/Android from www.zinio.com/crossstitchcollection

WIN! Cross Stitch Keepsakes by Helen Philipps

 

Helen Philipp’s beautiful Quick to Stitch Cross Stitch Keepsakes is your guide to creating on-of-a-kind gifts to mark life’s most important occasions. With 20 modern samplers, 50 present ideas and over 200 charts to choose from, you’re sure to find a unique gift idea for your loved ones, whether it’s for a wedding, a new baby, or a birthday!

This fantastic book could be yours – we have just one to give away! To enter, just like the Cross Stitch Collection page at www.facebook.com/CSCMagazine and comment on the competition post!

Perfect for Pinterest

We’ve had so many wonderful projects designed for us by top cross stitch designers, and we thought it was a shame to hide them away!

We’ve gathered some of the best on our Pinterest page, take a look and get some inspiration for your next cross stitch project!

We’d also love to put your pics on our reader board – send us your WIPS, UFO’s or finished projects to csc@futurenet.com and you could feature on our page! Find us at:

www.pinterest.com/CSCMag

Glorious giveaways!

 

The March 233 issue of Cross Stitch Collection has some marvellous prizes to giveaway on our competitions page! We’ve got 20 copies of Designer Stitches – a gorgeous glossy collection from CrossStitcher, as well as 20 pairs of tickets to the Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts Show in London from 3-4 April, 5 Little Minx and Friends kits from Goldleaf Needlework, and 4 pairs of country walk kits designed by John Clayton. Choose your favourite, or enter all four!

To be in with a chance to win, just get the keyword from page 23 of your March issue of Cross Stitch Collection and follow these links:

www.futurecomps.co.uk/csc233DESIGN

Spring stitching with the new issue of Cross Stitch Collection!

The March issue of Cross Stitch Collection is out today, and is jam packed with beautiful cross stitch projects from your favourite designers, news, exciting giveaways and fun features!

Get your copy today in stores and online. The mag is available in print from www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk, and in digital formats from Apple Newsstand for your iPad/iPhone at www.bit.ly/AppleCSCollection or for your PC/Mac/Android from www.zinio.com/crossstitchcollection

Is stitching is good for your health? Of course!

We’re sure that this isn’t news to you, but it turns out that stitch craft might actually be very good for you!

Occupational therapists believe that you are what you do, and that if we can’t keep up our hobbies and activities because of illness, our overall health and well-being will suffer. Some studies suggest that stitching and needlecraft is fantastically creative and therapeutic, with very positive effects for those taking part!

We thought we’d conduct our own research on this subject, and would love to hear about your experiences. Were you unwell when you took up stitching? Did you find it therapeutic? If you’d like to share your story, please email us at csc@futurenet.com, or post your comments here on Facebook.

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