Free flower chart!

These chirpy flower cards in the May issue of CrossStitcher - out Friday 4 April - are so colourful! We particularly love the button centres - cute or what!

They've been designed by Kerry Morgan and are perfect for sending spring greetings to your gal pals. Or why not keep them as handy cards to have ready to send out at any time of the year?

Just to spoil you, we have a fifth design you can download for free right here. Who will you send yours to?

 

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.

FREE MAGAZINE for your perfect weekend!

What should Sundays be about? Time with loved ones and lots of stitching – of course. So how can we cope with feeding everyone something delicious and still leave time to get the stranded cotton sorted and dive into that new chart? Why not get them to fend for themselves with a good old-fashioned fondue.

You’ll find ideas for this and more in your free issue of The Simple Things. It’s all about getting back to simple everyday pleasures – sharing food with friends and family, escaping on low-cost adventures and growing your own. In your free issue, there’s everything from a classic coffee cake recipe (go on, give yourself permission...) to the most stylish way to tie your shoelaces.

Get creative with hoop frames

If ever there was a trend in stitching, it's hoop frames. Simple, thrifty and easy to use, they're the perfect way to show off your work. Best of all? There are so many ways you can embellish them to make your display utterly unique.

Wrapping ribbon round them, painting them, collagaing them... we could think of tons of ideas to give hoops - and your stitching - max impact.

But the prize for the best has to go to the team at Simply Crochet mag. Their lacy crocheted hoops in fresh hues look gorgeous enough without any stitching. Use them to frame up a simple spring motif and wow - you've got something special to stick on your walls. 

Eye candy on your walls

 

Can't take your eyes off these ultra-cool his 'n' hers hoop glasses? Join the club. We're loving the contrasting colour palettes and loopy chains. Plus, their school-days style is bang on trend right now. 

They're easy to make too, so perfect for squeezing in between cross stitching projects this weekend. Just mount the felt, add embroidery and embellishments, and voila! Two hip additions for that wall of hoop-framed stitching we know you're planning...

FREE flower download!

 

The amazing May issue of Cross Stitch Collection is on sale today! Its pages are crammed with gorgeous designs and inspirational ideas. Get part one in our fab new Edwardian garden party series, and create a family heirloom with our Chart of the Month from The Historical Sampler Company.

 

If you’re after a small project, you’ll love Lesley Teare’s pretty pink flower, which accompanies her colourful peacock design in this issue. Download it for free here.

Say 'thank you' with super-cute cross stitched greetings cards

CrossStitcher January issue thank you cards

Now the New Year has arrived, it's time to say thank you for all those lovely gifts and heartfelt dinners we've enjoyed over the festive holiday. In CrossStitcher's January issue you'll find this cuddly set of greetings cards, which we think are perfect for doing just that!

To get you started, here's an extra design for you to download. Find the rest in our January issue (261).