Emma Bridgewater collaborates with CrossStitcher for the Diamond Jubilee!

Emma Bridgewater cross stitch cushion

This spring, the Queen will be celebrating 60 years on the throne with her Diamond Jubilee and to mark the occasion, we've collaborated with pottery designer Emma Bridgwater to create this fabulous future heirloom piece for our 250th issue!  

Ever wondered how we do it? It's quite a complicated process, turning an original piece of artwork into a cross stitch chart, but it's worth it when you see the end result. Click read more to find out how we did it...

CrossStitcher 250th issue - on sale today!

CrossStitcher issue 250 - cover and giftThis spring marks our 20th anniversary and we're kicking-off the celebrations with a fabulous Easter-themed 250th issue. Plus, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and Easter just around the corner - there's plenty of reasons to get stitching.

We're really proud to finally be able to show you the results of our collaboration with pottery designer Emma Bridgewater. To commemorate the Jubilee, we've taken some of her original artwork and transformed it into a cross stitch chart so you can stitch it for your home.

Your FREE gift this month contains everything you need to make a bright and bold needle case. Use the soluble canvas provided to stitch straight onto the felt for a really professional finish. If you've never used soluble canvas, here's your chance. * Subscribe and save at www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk

Emma Bridgwater cross stitch Jubilee cushion

WIN £250 of Emma Bridgewater pottery!

WIN £250 worth of Emma Bridgewater designer potteryWe've been hosting a week of competitions to celebrate turning 20 this year and now it's time for the big finale! *Deep breath*

We've giving one lucky reader the chance to win £250 worth of Emma Bridgewater designer pottery as the final competition in our week-long online party.
(Enter keyword: COMP7) What a fab giveaway!

If you win, you'll be able to pick your favourite Emma Bridgwater pottery to the value of £250 - from any of her fabulous designer ranges. There's everything from hearts and flowers to tractors and Diamond Jubilee designs to choose from.

Visit www.emmabridgewater.co.uk to take a peek and start your very own wish-list. We couldn't resist.

CrossStitcher issue 250 cover imageCrossStitcher issue 250 goes on sale 22nd February and not only is it our 20th birthday, but it's also our 250th issue in print.

With Easter and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee just around the corner, we've got lots to celebrate so join the party and lookout for our pretty Easter cover on the newstand later this week!

Psst! All the competitions featured this week are open until Friday 30th March, so if you've only just discovered our online party don't worry, there's plenty of time to get clicking and enter them all. Good luck!