Weekend Collection – your free card chart!

Lesley Teare 1920s card

How we love the chic of the 1920s, something you’ll notice when issue 127 hits shelves on 6th March! Lesley Teare’s elegant design has a delicious art deco feel, and also reminds us to pause and smell the roses. Always good advice! The card is ideal for Mother’s Day, birthdays or just to say hi…. Continue reading

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Here at Cross Stitch Collection, we love hearing about your stitching experiences, looking at pics of your work, and finding out all the amazing stories behind the projects you do. That’s why we’d like more! Have you just finished a project you’re super proud of? Stuck in the middle of a WIP you just can’t finish?… Continue reading

Leafy lettering from issue 246

Weekend Workbox

How pretty is this lettering? If you’ve got our March issue, 246, you’ll no doubt have discovered our leafy Zweigart alphabet on our Weekend Workbox pages. They’re ideal for adding a personal touch to a gift, or turning into a dainty purse or brooch. It’s the perfect way to show some love for your mum,… Continue reading

Weekend Collection – your free cute chart!


We’re not sure why, but we seemed to be surrounded by pregnant women at the moment! Something in the water? Regardless of the reason, we think this design by Maria Diaz is the ideal welcome gift –  stylish and adorable for boys and girls alike! It doesn’t just be for new-borns either – the animal… Continue reading

Eggs-citing Friday Freebie!!


We’ve got an eggs-cellent freebie for you this week! We know that you’re a well-prepared lot and will soon be thinking about your crafty Easter projects. How about stitching some of our super cute egg and bunny motifs by Angela Poole? You can download these three free charts from our blog today! They’re perfect for stitching onto table runners,… Continue reading

Becs’ Pick – nifty scissor case


Today Cross Stitch Collection’s commissioning editor and all round stitching expert, Rebecca Bradshaw, tells us why she adores Jenny Barton’s pretty scissor case in Collection’s March 246 issue. “This is one of my favourite designs from this issue of Collection as I really want one of these for myself! My embroidery scissors are quite small and… Continue reading

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Missed any of our recent issues? With a subscription to Cross Stitch Collection, you’ll never miss a single project again! There are hundreds of other great reasons to subscribe to Cross Stitch Collection. Not only will you get 13 issues a year delivered straight to your door or device, but there are also fantastic savings to… Continue reading

Win prizes with Cross Stitch Collection 246!

CSC246 competitions

We have some really fab prizes for you this month, including tickets to the Stitching for Pleasure Show, great sticking gadgets and beautiful kits. To enter click on the relevant link below. Daylight Company A3 wafter light boxes – 2 up for grabs Stitching for Pleasure Show tickets – 10 pairs to giveaway John Clayton… Continue reading

Weekend Collection – your free nostalgic chart!

Joan Elliott card

Sometimes it’s nice to have a card that will do for almost any occasion. This sweet nostalgic design by Joan Elliott is ideal for Mother’s Day, Easter, or to say Get Well Soon, Congratulations or even Commiserations – it’s entirely up for you. Download your free charts here, and don’t forget to email us at csc@immediate.co.uk… Continue reading

Becs’ Pick – flyaway fairy

Butterfly fairy

Today Cross Stitch Collection’s commissioning editor and all round stitching expert, Rebecca Bradshaw, tells us why she’s so in love with Lesley Teare’s Butterfly Fairy in our March 246 issue! “I like the idea of having a fairy to represent a season so I asked Lesley Teare to design a beautiful fairy which encapsulated everything about… Continue reading