Posted on Wednesday, February 22 2012 at 10am
This 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
If you're in the mood for Easter celebrations with the family, don't miss our oh-so-chic bunnies and chicks by new French designer Tinou le Joly Sénoville. Her adorable animal motifs and sweet treat motifs are so cute, we've fallen completely head over heels for them.
After the cosiness of the winter months, it's good to see the early signs of the seasons changing and these outdoor-inspired projects are the perfect excuse to get you in the mood. Don't miss our quirky Gnome Sweet Gnome hoop, vintage-inspired seed packets, and bugs-galore noughts and crosses game... all perfect designs to encourage the kids to get outdoors this month.
Join the party and help us celebrate our 20th birthday in style with these fabulously spring-like designs. CrossStitcher issue 250 - on sale 22nd February.
PS: If you haven't already, then don't miss the chance to enter our seven birthday competitions for your chance to win over £500 worth of prizes! There's everything from a Singer sewing machine to £250 worth of Emma Bridgewater goodies up for grabs...