Exclusive kits direct to you!

We're so excited about the projects in our May issue! With a gorgeous fairy from Lesley Teare covered in flowers and French knots, a calming view through a window into an idyllic garden by Maria Diaz, a stylish Russian doll design stitched on chunky evenweave from Angela Poole and a lively nursery rhyme themed project by Jenny Barton, we're sure you'll find something in our 235 issue you'll just have to add to your stitching wish list!

We've made it extra easy to stitch these designs, as each of them available as a full kit containing fabric, full skeins of thread, a needle, the chart and full instructions. We'll even deliver them direct to your door with three easy ways to buy:

1) Go to page 46 of your May Cross Stitch Collection 235 and fill out the order form

WIN! A Kings & Castles kit bundle!

Our fab kit bundle is perfect for those who love London and a little bit of history! We have one bundle to give away containing the classic DMC Henry VIII kit, Angela Beazley's Royal London sampler and Abacus Design's Tower of London. Each kit comes with fabric, threads, the chart and instructions for city's worth of stitching fun! To enter, simply like our Facebook page and comment on the competition post dated 8 April, and tell us where you most like to stitch - in your living room? A craft room? In the garden? 

Fancy a free chart?

Freebie anyone? Why not!
It's nearly Easter - a lovely time to be stitching little gifts and cards for your loved ones to celebrate. We found this super sweet bunny chart on Jenny Barton's website - and the chart is free to download! We think it will look great stitched on a card, or maybe decorating a table runner or table cloth at your Easter feast. 
Just go to www.jbcrossstitch.com/3-free-cross-stitch-charts to find it and get stitching!

Download your FREE patterned papers



We are loving Lucie Heaton's cute and cuddly critter cards featured in the new issue of Cross Stitch Collection! Lucie's four gorgeous designs include a super sweet cartoon kitten, puppy, chick and bunny, all covered in colourful patchwork patterns and surrounded by pretty flowers and fun balloons. 

Cross Stitch Collection May issue out soon!

The new issue of Cross Stitch Collection is out on Friday! We've got so many gorgeous projects for our 235 issue, and we can't wait to share them with you...so we won't! Here's a sneak preview of our stylish Russian doll cushion. It was designed by Angela Poole and is stitched on chunky evenweave fabric. Not only can you see this project in the mag on Friday, but you'll also be able to buy a full kit to make one too! You can get the May Cross Stitch Collection at My Favourite Magazines and your kit from I Love Cross Stitch from Friday. 

Fancy a brew?

WIN! A gorgeous sewing box and 80 Anchor threads

This vintage style wooden sewing box is the perfect blend of pretty and practical. We just love the mini Singer-style sewing machine and tiny bow tie – and it could be yours! We’ve got five of these gorgeous boxes to give away, and because we’re generous souls, we’ve thrown in two packs of assorted Anchor stranded cottons too – that’s 80 threads! For your chance to win, just like our Facebook page and comment on the competition post (dated 25 March) telling us what you’re stitching.

Find us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/CSCMagazine

Even more inspiration on Pinterest

There have been so many beautiful cross stitch projects featured in Cross Stitch Collection throughout the years, and we think it’s a shame to hide them away! That’s why we’ve gathered some of our favourites onto our Pinterest boards, so you can take a look and get some inspiration for your next cross stitch project. We’ve even linked each project to a site where you can get them!

Yay! It’s spring!!

The official first day of spring arrived this week (we’d understand if you missed it!) and we’re in the mood for a stitching project that reflects everything we love about the new season – even if the weather outside doesn’t exactly mirror our sunny mood!